Report: LeBron will be wearing a different jersey next season

November 13th, 2009 by John Krolik

See what I did there?

Honestly, I don’t have any earth-shaking thoughts on this development. I’ve gotten used to 23, but thought he should have chosen a different number when he came into the league anyways.

It didn’t take that long for me to get used to seeing Kobe as #24, so I imagine I’ll get used to seeing LeBron as #6. And honestly, not only is Jordan a legend, but he’s more closely associated with his number than most legends are. The “If I’m not going to wear 23, then nobody else should be able to wear it” quote was not one of LeBron’s finest media moments.

You want my unique point of view? I remember playing youth basketball and having to pick a number at the beginning of the year, but always having to take a low one because the numbers correlated to the size of the jersey. (My height was speculated on in the comments of the last post-to clear up any confusion, I’m around 5 feet, 8 inches with no shoes on. My wingspan is also nothing special.)

Now the little kids will get to wear LeBron’s number. So at the end of the day, I’m all for this.