Dec 12, 2012; Miami, FL, USA; Miami Heat small forward LeBron James (6) is pressured by Golden State Warriors small forward Draymond Green (23) during the second half at American Airlines Arena. Mandatory Credit: Steve Mitchell-USA TODAY Sports

LeBron James To Wear No. 23 For Cleveland Cavaliers

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Remember when LeBron James said that every team should honor Michael Jordan by retiring No. 23, or something like that? Well, apparently that was complete B.S., like we all thought it was when he first said it.

[ESPN, from 2009]

“I just think what Michael Jordan has done for the game has to be recognized some way soon,” said James, who has worn 23 since he was a high school sophomore. “There would be no LeBron James, no Kobe Bryant, no Dwyane Wade if there wasn’t Michael Jordan first.

“He can’t get the logo [Hall of Famer Jerry West's silhouette adorns the NBA's logo], and if he can’t, something has to be done. I feel like no NBA player should wear 23. I’m starting a petition, and I’ve got to get everyone in the NBA to sign it. Now, if I’m not going to wear No. 23, then nobody else should be able to wear it.”

Good thing that petition never gained any traction, because according to “The King” himself he’s going back to No. 23 this upcoming season.

His reasoning is off the basis that 6=2x3. Either that, or he wants to honor is 2-3 NBA Finals record.

In all seriousness, I think it’s great that he’s making the Cavs fans go back and re-purchase those No. 23 jerseys that some of them burned just four years ago.   

For future reference, if LeBron ever says that we should honor all No. 23’s we should keep our eyes peeled. 

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