NBA’s LeBron James To Change Jersey Number, Change Questioned by Some

March 4th, 2010 by Tucker Sargent Leave a reply »
LeBron James, NBA's poster-child, wants to change his jersey number.

James filed paperwork with the NBA Monday to begin the process, according to multiple sources.

Currently, it's hard for one to see any type of NBA advertisement and not see the star's face.

What you also see is his jersey, and since 2003, it's been adorned with the number 23.

It's a magical number, based on the sole fact that one of the most recognizable names in sports made it famous.

Michael Jordan, who some say will be surpassed in legendary status by James, made the number famous during his career at the University of North Carolina and with the Chicago Bulls.

Since Jordan's retirement from the Bulls in 1998, a new face has graced the digits, and he's nicknamed "King James" for a reason.

The 25-year-old phenomenon blasted into the NBA straight out of high school as the No. 1 pick by the Cleveland Cavaliers, and has become perhaps the biggest name in sports since his arrival.

He won the NBA's Rookie of the Year Award and was named to the All-Rookie First Team in 2004.

The name "LeBron" can ...

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