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Report: LeBron James switching jersey back to No. 6 next season

Lakers star was wearing No. 23 through three seasons with L.A but will switch back after the release of Space Jam 2.

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LeBron James of the Los Angeles Lakers looks on against the Phoenix Suns during Round 1, Game 6 of the 2021 NBA Playoffs on June 3, 2021 at STAPLES Center in Los Angeles, California. Photo by Adam Pantozzi/NBAE via Getty Images

Los Angeles Lakers All-Star LeBron James will switch his jersey number from No. 23 back to No. 6 next season, Shams Charania of The Athletic reported on Wednesday afternoon. James had hinted at switching back from No. 23, having stated that no one else should be allowed to wear the number in honor of Michael Jordan. James plans on switching back to No. 6 after the release of Space Jam: A New Legacy on July 16th. Shams also reports that Anthony Davis plans on keeping his jersey number the same at No. 3 for the Lakers next season.

This is somewhat of a big deal if you’re a sports memorabilia junky. LeBron No. 23 Lakers jerseys may end up being a commodity, so getting your hands on one now would be a good idea if you’re into that sort of thing. Here’s a first look of the No. 6 Lakers jersey via Shams: