Report: LeBron James to give Anthony Davis No. 23 Lakers jersey

Associated Press

We can now predict the top two most sold jerseys in the NBA next season.

LeBron James has worn No. 23 his entire career, except for his time in Miami. There he switched from honoring one childhood idol, Michael Jordan, to wearing No. 6 to honor another, Julius Irving.

LeBron is switching numbers again so his new star teammate, Anthony Davis, can wear the No. 23 he has always worn, reports Chris Haynes of Yahoo Sports.

Lakers superstar LeBron James is gifting Anthony Davis his No. 23, league sources told Yahoo Sports.

The league has been notified of the pending jersey change, sources said.

It’s a win-win in this sense: Davis gets his number, and whatever number LeBron chooses now will become a hot selling jersey because it is new and different.

LeBron was already the top-selling NBA jersey last season (besting Stephen Curry at No. 2 and Giannis Antetokounmpo in third. Davis was not in the top 15 players in jersey sales last season but that is about to change.