Los Angeles Lakers’ LeBron James switching jersey number back to No. 6, per report

LeBron James will be switching his Los Angeles Lakers jersey number from No. 23 to No. 6, The Athletic reported on Wednesday. 

James wore No. 6 during his four seasons with the Miami Heat from 2010-2014. He'd worn 23 every other season of his career, 11 total with the Cleveland Cavaliers and his first three with the Lakers. 

The decision becomes one of the more high-profile number changes since the late Kobe Bryant switched from No. 8 to No. 24 in the mid-2000s. The Lakers retired both numbers after he retired in 2016. 

James, a four-time champions and Finals MVP, will be wearing No. 6 in the Space Jam sequel he is starring in and will premiere this summer. 

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