Ever since LeBron James entered the NBA straight out of high school, and even while he was still in high school, he has worn the #23 on his jersey. He does it as a tribute to his favorite player growing up, some cat named Michael Jordan. Well, needless to say, LeBron has honored MJ’s old number quite nicely, and for a generation of kids watching the NBA now the number may end up more synonymous with James than with Jordan.
It should be noted though that the #23 isn’t the only jersey LeBron has enjoyed wearing. Ever since wearing the #6 with Team USA during the Olympics, King James has been fond of wearing the jersey number during Cavs practices and even on the bench during games. So is LeBron thinking about pulling a Kobe and changing his jersey number in the future?