League sources have reported that LeBron James plans to give Anthony Davis his No. 23 jersey has been suspended until next season.
Lebron wished to give his No.23 to Davis; this is because Davis won this number in his career while in New Orleans.
The Lakers inquired with the league about number change which they said that the jersey change deadline was on 14th March. The league also stressed that it could have allowed it if the team was able to work with the manufacturer.
Jersey manufacturer, Nike, is currently not in a position to change the NO.23 which is in James inventory because they have already produced the jersey. According to sources, they can’t accommodate the change during this season.
Another thing that was considered is that fans had already bought James jersey and changing the number will only create a distraction. The Lakers star should avoid changing his number this season given that the team is competing for Championship.