LeBron James: Don’t Change To No. 6

March 3rd, 2010 by Zeke Fuhrman Leave a reply »
LeBron James will have a different number next season.

The Cleveland Cavaliers hope he won't have a different uniform.

According to league sources, the Cleveland superstar filed paperwork on Tuesday that will allow him to change from No. 23 to No. 6 next season.

Earlier this season, James said the NBA should retire number 23 league-wide in respect of Michael Jordan.

"All it does is back up LeBron’s beliefs,” Cavs coach Mike Brown said. "He’s a loyalty guy. When he believes in something, he sticks to his guns and he believes wholeheartedly in what he’s doing.” So far, only the Chicago Bulls (who Jordan played the majority of his career for) and the Miami Heat have retired Jordan's number. The Heat have also retired NFL Hall of Famer Dan Marino's No. 13. Good news for the Cleveland Cavaliers is that they will make a haul on new No. 6 merchandise next season. If LeBron stays in Cleveland next season that is.

James is set to be a free agent this summer, and if he is hell-bent on wearing No. 6, you can forget about James going to Sacramento, Orlando, Philadelphia, Boston, and Phoenix, as they have all retired number si ...

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