The news that Anthony Davis would be waiving his $4 million trade kicker to join the Los Angeles Lakers was followed by reports that LeBron James would let Davis wear his No. 23. That begs one important question: What number will LeBron wear now?
LeBron has worn only two numbers in his 16-year NBA career: No. 23 with the Lakers and Cleveland Cavaliers, and No. 6 with the Miami Heat.
It's likely that LeBron will switch back to No. 6 in Los Angeles, but that's yet to be confirmed.
But there's one jersey number LeBron has a connection to if he doesn't go with No. 6. Jeff Eisenband noted that when LeBron was a high school football player, he wore No. 7.
The No. 7 was worn by another impending Lakers free agent, JaVale McGee.
Ultimately LeBron is probably going to get his way when it comes to getting the number he wants.
LeBron has already demonstrated having enormous pull in the Lakers organization by influencing the move for Anthony Davis in the first place.
The Lakers are being set up very nicely for a big 2019 offseason.