Economics of NBA stars: James changed to wear the Lakers No. 6 jersey

Economics of NBA stars: James changed to wear the Lakers No. 6 jersey

The deal to join the Lakers “Brow” Anthony Davis in order to help the new owners to form the Big Three can be described as loyal and wise, he not only gave up as much as $ 4 million in trade guarantees, but also volunteered to participate in the Lakers recruiting Leonard’s meeting (but this move has been rejected by the NBA official). The face of the “Brow” fist sincerity, James also returned the favor, decided to give the Lakers 23, which he wore last season, so that the “Brow” can continue the tradition of wearing the 23 jersey, while James himself on social media hinted that he would James himself hinted on social media that he would wear number 6 instead. James has already applied to the NBA to change his jersey number, James’ move makes the “Browns” quite grateful.

#6 & #23 Lebron James

As a league with more than 70 years of history, the NBA’s jersey numbers have long been a part of the players’ personal brand culture, or even a core component, and many stars’ personal logos are often designed based on their numbers, such as Jordan, Iverson and other superstars. Once a superstar decides to change his jersey number, it is often not only for the expression of personal feelings, but more importantly, the star will also carry out a personal rebranding and upgrading, while the NBA league uses this to boost sales of jerseys and other NBA peripherals. So, NBA stars changing their jersey numbers is a big business.

As we all know, Kobe is the only NBA star who has retired two jerseys from the same team so far. In the summer of 2006, Kobe announced his decision to switch from the No. 8 jersey to the No. 24 jersey, which led to various speculations. Because Jordan’s 23 jersey number has long been deeply rooted in people’s hearts, so many people think that Kobe changed to wear 24 is to prove that he is stronger than Jordan some. And Kobe’s official explanation is: “There are 24 hours in a day and 24 seconds in an offense; I want to give my all in every moment.”

But there are also some comments that the number change is actually a key step in Kobe’s personal rebranding. Kobe was involved in a sexual assault scandal in 2003 that led to the termination of his contract with a number of sponsors, in addition to Nike and other sponsors temporarily sidelined him. After his epic performance in 2005-06, Kobe’s business value and personal brand reputation gradually rebounded. At this time, Kobe changed his jersey number to make a cut with the past. The fact is that after Kobe changed his jersey number, not only did he sell more jerseys than ever before, topping the NBA jersey sales charts several times, but his business value also rebounded and even hit a new peak, and more importantly, his personal image also underwent a qualitative transformation. 8-era Kobe, although flying and triple crown in hand, was always seen as a high-minded and arrogant man who only knew how to fight alone. “Jordan’s successor”, while the Kobe of No. 24 washed up, more mature, led the team to complete two consecutive championships, transformed into a recognized leader and king.

A similar personal brand metamorphosis and upgrade also happened to James. James suddenly called out to the entire league during the 2009-10 season, calling on all league players to stop wearing the No. 23 jersey in order to honor Jordan, and that NBA teams should retire the No. 23 jersey from their teams. James said he was willing to start with himself and never wear the No. 23 jersey again. But the response to James’s call was sparse, inviting ridicule from the likes of Big Van Gundy. With that summer James transferred to the Heat, with Wade, Bosh to form the Big Three, the world only suddenly realized that James no longer wear 23 may be another plan, because the Heat as early as 2003 after Jordan’s last retirement has retired a hybrid Bulls and Wizards color scheme red and blue 23 jerseys for Jordan, so James joined the Heat can only choose another jersey number.

Although James’ decision to move to the Heat was criticized, his Heat No. 6 jersey broke Kobe’s monopoly on the NBA jersey sales charts at the time, and as he led the team to two consecutive championships, James’ public opinion morphed and people no longer held a grudge against him, and James wore the Heat No. 6 to complete the rescue of his personal image. And when James decided to return to the Cavaliers in 2014, he announced that he would rewear the Cavaliers’ No. 23 jersey, and despite the suspicion that this was a broken promise, the Cavaliers’ No. 23 jersey was quickly booked out and became the top of the NBA jersey sales chart.

In 2018, with James joining the Lakers, not only did his own Lakers No. 23 jersey break Curry’s monopoly on the jersey sales chart’s triple crown, but under his drive, the Lakers jersey also overtook the Warriors to become the NBA team jersey sales king, and James’ commercial value was finally tapped to a greater extent in the megalopolis of Los Angeles. It can be predicted that with this time James changed to wear the No. 6 jersey, the new season James will likely reign as the NBA jersey sales. 

Since NBA players changing their jersey numbers is a big business, so NBA players often have a set of unwritten rules for changing their numbers, one of which is to talk about the status of the jungle. In order to respect the seniors, the team has retired the jersey number in principle can not be worn again, and when two players’ number claims collide, the shallower players will often consciously give up the number to the more senior. This time James can break the customary initiative to give the 23 to the little brother “thick eyebrow brother”, which undoubtedly reflects the broad mind of James and the “thick eyebrow brother” himself valued.

Of course, as the number transferee will often pay out a sum of money or buy a gift to the number transferee as compensation. One of the most generous cases in recent years is Webber gave Iguodala a Rolex watch. 2004-05 season, super power forward Webber transferred to the 76ers, as a result, he has been wearing the number 4 jersey has belonged to the rookie Iguodala, and respect for the elderly Iguodala immediately understanding to give the number 4 to Webber, himself to wear the number 9 jersey. Webber generously gave Iguodala a valuable Rolex to show his appreciation.

During the 2003-04 season, Marshall joined the Raptors through a transfer, and his favorite jersey, No. 42, was owned by Chinese player Battelle. After joining the team, Marshall begged Battelle several times to give his number to him, and the gregarious Battelle finally agreed to this, and Marshall had to stuff Battelle with cash for this, saying straight out that he “couldn’t break the rules”.

In the long history of the NBA, there have also been some exceptions and become a good story. For example, with the consent of the retired jersey, the later can wear the number again. As you know, the Spurs retired the number 12 jersey for Bruce Bowen, the “King of the Pads. But in the summer of 2015, in order to recruit Aldridge, who was an All-Star insider at the time and had been wearing No. 12 for his career, Bowen graciously told the team that he was willing to let Aldridge continue to wear No. 12 as long as he was willing to join, and Aldridge eventually joined the Spurs and continued to wear No. 12.

In addition, in the summer of 2003, “Magic” Johnson also tried to give up his jersey number 32 to Karl Malone. At that time, the Lakers lost the fourth straight championship, the two positions of power forward and point guard fatal shortcomings completely exposed, and decided to bring in two former superstars Karl Malone and Gary Payton. Malone made a huge sacrifice at the time, willing to base salary of $1 million to invest, “Magic” in view of Malone in the Jazz has been wearing the No. 32 jersey, so generously said to their retired Lakers No. 32 jersey to Malone. Although Malone held the 32 jersey and the “Magician” in the welcome conference, but he knows the “Magician” in the Lakers history of the special status, so afterwards very understanding choice to wear their own in college jersey No. 11.

Of course, the most classic case in this regard is when the Celtics retired the number 18 jersey twice. The first time the Celtics retired the number 18 jersey, the famous name was Jim Loskotov, who played for the Celtics from 1955 to 1964 and helped the team win six championships. After he retired, the Celtics decided to retire his No. 18 jersey, but Loskotov believed that No. 18 was a very auspicious number that could bring good luck to players, and he was convinced that there would be future generations who would enjoy the number, so he declined the honor of having the jersey retired. As it turned out, in 1970, the Celtics drafted superstar center Dave Cowens, who helped make their dynasty a mid-career success, and Cowens’ favorite number was No. 18. After Cowens retired, the Celtics decided to retire the number 18 jersey again for Cowens, and in honor of Jim Loscutoff, the Celtics retired a jersey with the words “LOSCY” (Loscutoff: Loscutoff’s nickname is Loscy) on it.

There is a special case where the retired jersey is worn again, and that is when the player himself makes a comeback. For example, Jordan and Magic Johnson have chosen to make a comeback after retiring from the game. Jordan chose to retire in 1993 after completing his first triple crown because his father was murdered. Not only was his No. 23 jersey sealed, but the Bulls also built a statue of him. As a result, Jordan decided to make a comeback in the middle of the 1994-95 season, but at this time his jersey had been retired, and it was mid to late in the season, so he could not apply to the NBA in time to restore the right to use the No. 23 jersey, and he had to temporarily choose the No. 45 jersey. According to his explanation, No. 45 is his brother’s jersey number, he initially chose No. 23 because he always fantasized as a child that he could play half of his brother’s performance would be satisfied. The Bulls 45 jersey sold out as soon as it was launched and became the most sought after jersey in the NBA at the time.

Jordan’s physical condition did not return to its peak state because of his hasty comeback. In the last 18 seconds of the first game of the semifinals of the playoffs, Jordan’s key ball was miserably stolen by Magic guard Anderson, who said after the game, not without glee, “Jordan at No. 45 is no longer him at No. 23.” The deeply stimulated Jordan wore the No. 23 jersey without official approval from the NBA in the second game. Despite winning the game, Jordan was fined by the NBA afterwards, and the NBA jersey supplier soon stopped continuing to make the No. 45 jersey. It was only in the summer of 1995 that Jordan was officially allowed to wear the number 23 jersey again through an NBA application. The NBA decided to give the green light to these famous players who decided to make a comeback, so in the middle of the 1995-96 season, when “Magic” decided to make a comeback, the NBA quickly approved him to rewear the retired Lakers 32 jersey.

Under normal circumstances, the NBA league is very happy to see the stars change their numbers, after all, so that not only can drive the sales of NBA jerseys and other peripheral products, but also can create a lot of public opinion topics for the NBA. So the NBA initially stipulated that as long as players apply to the league to change their jersey numbers before August 15 each year, they can be approved. But as more and more stars see jersey numbers as a key part of rebranding, and even use changing jersey numbers as a tool for media hype, so that not only do stars change their jersey numbers when they join a new team, but more and more stars also start changing their numbers during their time with the same team.

The stars change their numbers at will, often leading to their original jerseys can only be sold at a discount, or even stalled, which allows the NBA to bear a certain economic loss. At the same time, fans are also suffering from this, after all, it needs to constantly shell out real money to buy new jerseys, so players in the same team to play when the practice of changing jerseys frequently makes the NBA very distressed. The typical negative example in this regard is Ron Artest, who later changed his name to Cixi Ping, and the frequency with which he changed his jersey number made the NBA very mad.

Artest has had seven jersey numbers, 15, 23, 91, 93, 96, 37, 51, with the Pacers (15, 23, 91) and Lakers (37, 15), where he changed jersey numbers on a whim. He was drafted by the Bulls in 2000 and chose No. 15, allegedly because his father wore No. 51 in college and he wore No. 15 as a tribute to his father. he was traded by the Bulls to the Pacers in the summer of 2002 to continue wearing No. 15. And after Jordan retired for the third time in the summer of 2003, he decided to wear number 23 in tribute to Jordan in the 2003-04 season, and before the start of the 2004-05 season, he decided to wear number 91 in tribute to his idol and another famous member of the Bulls dynasty, Rodman. It is worth mentioning that Artest wore number 91 during the infamous Palace of Auburn Hills clusterfuck.

The frequent jersey number changes allowed Artest to enjoy huge media attention, which encouraged him to decide to keep changing his jersey number. So in the summer of 2005 he tried to change his jersey number to Pippen’s 33 again, which drove the Pacers crazy in the first place. The Pacers banned him from changing numbers, and team spokesman Frank told the media, “We would not approve of a player changing numbers over and over again, it would be a distraction to the player and unfair to the fans who need to keep buying jerseys.”

After being traded to the Kings, Artest decided to wear No. 93, reportedly because his then-signed sneaker brand K1X was founded in 1993, a move Artest made to thank the brand for its support and trust in him. After joining the Rockets, he switched to No. 96 to pay tribute to his hometown of Queens Bridge, New York, where 9 stands for Q and 6 stands for B. In 2009, he switched to No. 37 after joining the Lakers because it coincided with the death of Michael Jackson, whose “Thriller” album was No. 1 on the U.S. sales charts for 37 weeks. At the end of one season, he immediately changed his number again to No. 15 early in his career. After leaving the Lakers to join his hometown team, the Knicks, he again chose the number 51 jersey worn by his father, and after returning to the Lakers in 2015, he switched to number 37 again.

Artest’s frequent jersey changes are certainly an expression of his own emotional appeal, but in the eyes of the outside world it is more just for the sake of the crowd and overuse of media resources to promote themselves. This is similar to his idol, Rodman later in his career. The Bulls’ No. 10 jersey was retired, so when he joined in 1995, he had to wear No. 91, 9+1=10. And following this logic, he started playing the numbers game. After the disintegration of the Bulls dynasty, he joined the Lakers when he chose No. 73, was swept out by the Lakers and then joined the Mavericks, Rodman applied to wear No. 69, but this number is easy to cause indecent interpretation and was rejected by the NBA officials, so he temporarily decided to wear No. 70. Rodman’s hairstyle, tattoos, and jersey number became the three most eye-catching assets in his late career. In contrast, Artest is even crazier, if even his own name is often changed at any time according to the mood, what is it to change a jersey number?

t is in light of the fact that players like Artest change jerseys frequently for personal gimmicks (mainly on the same team constantly), so the NBA pushed out a new rule in 2013: a player who decides to change his number without transferring must pay for all the jerseys in stock for the original number if he fails to submit his application by the annual March deadline. It is worth noting that the first player to pay for his number change after the new rules were introduced was Paul George, who was playing for the Pacers at the time.

The first person to pay for a new jersey was Paul George, who was playing for the Pacers at the time, because he admired Kobe, so he chose the number 24 jersey when he entered the NBA, and as he became a superstar, he was interested in giving himself a loud nickname as his personal brand, so he hit on the idea of changing his jersey number. Simmons suggested that he change his number to 13 and add his initials PG, giving George the catchy nickname “PG-13”.

It is well known that PG-13 is one of the Motion Picture Association of America’s film rating systems, mainly warning parents that films at this level may contain content unsuitable for children under the age of 13. Paul George’s use of this moniker would highlight his ballistic dominance. George apparently accepted this advice on the spot. As an aside, although George applied for a jersey number change before the March 2013 deadline in accordance with NBA rules, he has since bought his No. 24 jersey and given it to his high school alma mater’s underclassmen as a gift.

Obviously, according to the new rules introduced by the NBA in 2013, James this time in the case of no transfer temporary application to replace the jersey number, it is likely to also have to pay for a number of Lakers 23 jerseys out of their own pockets. But in view of James’s huge influence, perhaps with his announcement to replace the number, his 23 jersey will in turn become a limited edition souvenir thus causing a comprehensive rush. After all, James wore the Lakers No. 23 jersey to complete the scoring list on the total transcendence of Jordan, such a milestone so that only one season of the Lakers No. 23 jersey can still shine.

Of course, in the view of the American media, James through this to the “thick brow” to give up the number 23 is not only to further deepen the friendship with the “thick brow”, but also to the expected to join the Leonard to send a message that, James in order to win the championship There are many sacrifices that can be made. Not only can he give up his iconic number to his teammates, but as long as Leonard and other superstars join, James may be willing to share his locker room privileges, tactical position on the court, and team personnel discourse with them.

Over the years, James has always been criticized for “relying on the formation of the Big Three to win the championship”, but this from another side also reflects James in the NBA stars in a high level of appeal and people, always able to successfully lobby superstars to follow its playing together is also a rare ability. In particular, James took the initiative to transfer the number to the “thick brow”, the outside world unanimously evaluated its emotional intelligence is very high, and his previous active recruiting Leonard when the sincere performance also left a deep impression on Leonard. So the American media generally believe that with James’s high emotional intelligence, his third career success in forming the Big Three will be just around the corner.

One more word, James joined the Lakers when they had made a very high emotional move. Although the Lakers 23 jersey was not retired, he still called Sebalos (who played for the Lakers in the 1994-96 season) who wore the Lakers 23 jersey to show his respect. Now with James decided to switch to wearing number 6, the Lakers in the past through the number 6 jersey of the famous, had been Kobe as a guide to the NBA career Eddie Jones (1994-99 season played in the Lakers) will also receive James’s tribute call?

Lakers retired microphone jerseys, one person’s jersey was retired by 3 teams

Lakers retired microphone jerseys, one person’s jersey was retired by 3 teams

In the NBA, jersey retirement is a supreme honor for players. When a team retires a player’s jersey, it shows their high recognition of the player’s contribution to the team, so they have to seal the player’s jersey permanently to show their appreciation and respect for the player. For example, the NBA’s number one team, the Celtics, have retired as many as 21 NBA jerseys due to their illustrious team history, resulting in players who later joined the Green Army often facing the situation of no jerseys to choose from. And there have been many special stories about NBA teams retiring their jerseys.

Aldridge wore the Spurs’ retired No. 12 jersey

Since entering the league in 2006, Ade has always played in the No. 12 jersey. And when he joined the Spurs in 2015, he found out that the Spurs’ No. 12 jersey had long been retired three years ago and it was owned by Bruce Bowen. Spurs general manager RC Buford then called Bowen first to ask if he could let Ade wear his No. 12 jersey. And Bowen showed great generosity, saying he didn’t mind Ade wearing his No. 12 Spurs jersey and hoped he could help Ade integrate into the Spurs as soon as possible by doing so. After that, Ade wore the Spurs’ already retired No. 12 jersey until today.

Chamberlain retired his jersey in 3 teams

Chamberlain has played for the Warriors, 76ers and Lakers in his career, and has achieved very good results with all 3 teams, so all 3 teams have coincidentally retired his No. 13 jersey. The only player in the history of the NBA to have his jersey retired in 3 teams.

Kobe retired 2 numbers in a team

Chamberlain retired his jersey in 3 teams rare enough, and Kobe retired 2 numbers in one team is also the only one in history. He played in the Lakers for 20 years, the first 10 years wearing No. 8 jersey, the next 10 years wearing No. 24 jersey, and 2 numbers have achieved very high achievements, no matter which number retired, the other number will not have the next person dare to wear, so the Lakers simply retired all the 2 numbers of Kobe. Kobe also became the first person in the history of the NBA to retire 2 numbers in the same team.

Heat retired Jordan No. 23 jersey

In April 2003, when Jordan visited the American Airlines Arena for the last time as a player, Pat Riley, in front of Jordan, hung a jersey made of the Bulls’ No. 23 and the Wizards’ No. 23 over the American Airlines Arena to show his respect for Jordan. Jordan became the only player in NBA history to have his jersey retired without having played for a team.

Jazz retired jersey No. 1223

The NBA jersey number is only 0-100, the reason why there will be 1223 this jersey number is actually the Utah Jazz in order to pay tribute to the team’s history of meritorious coach Jerry Sloan. The veteran coach in the 23 years of coaching the team, led the team to 1223 wins ranked third in NBA history, but also the highest number of wins coaching the same team in history. To thank Sloan for his contributions to the team, the Jazz made a jersey with Sloan’s name on it, number 1223, to hang over the Energy Solutions Center. So this jersey we can also understand is the Jazz will Sloan’s 1223 jersey retired.

Lakers retired microphone jersey

Unlike the Celtics, the Lakers, as another great powerhouse in NBA history, are very selective about jersey retirements. The Lakers have only retired 12 jerseys so far in the case of such superstars emerging from the team’s history, and one of them is particularly special. This jersey does not have a number, instead of a microphone pattern, this is the Lakers in memory of the late legendary commentator, the “Voice of the Lakers” Chick Hearn. Starting in 1965, Chick Hearn played a record 3,338 non-stop games over a 36-year period. Today’s common basketball terms like triple dip and dunk came from Chick Hearn. To thank Chick Hearn for his outstanding contributions to commentary, the Lakers paid tribute to Chick Hearn by retiring a microphone jersey, which became one of the most special jerseys retired in the history of the NBA.

Retiring his Lakers jersey, Gasol considers it an honor for him

Retiring his Lakers jersey, Gasol considers it an honor for him.

May 5, 2020, Clutchpoint – During his time with the Lakers, Pau Gasol helped the team win two NBA championships as the second in command. That makes it likely that he will see his No. 16 jersey retired with the Lakers, and in an interview with Clutchpoint, Gasol talked about the relevance.

If it does happen (jersey retirement), it would be an honor for me,” Gasol said. It would mean a lot to me, and the fans would be happy. If this comes true, it would be more than a dream come true for me.”

Lakers Retired Jerseys

Every team in the NBA sets different standards for jersey retirement, and the Lakers are considered one of the strictest teams. As one of the NBA’s giants, the purple and gold, 70 years of team history, got 16 championships, but also only retired the jerseys of 10 players. And the Celtics, who have a similarly illustrious team history, have retired as many as 22 NBA jersey numbers.

As you can imagine, with such strict criteria, any player who can enjoy the honor of retiring a Lakers jersey is, without exception, a huge star. These ten Lakers stars are –

Wilt Chamberlain (No. 13): 1968-1973 season is also the last five seasons of his career spent in the Lakers, including the 71-72 season he led the Lakers to win the NBA championship, and was crowned FMVP. November 9, 1983 his No. 13 jersey was retired by the Lakers.

Elgin Baylor (No. 22): 1958 first-round draft pick, 14 years of his career all for the Lakers, averaging 27.4 points, 13.5 points and 4.3 assists per game, 11 times selected as an All-Star, 10 consecutive best team. But it was a bad time to be born, never winning a title in his career. His number 22 jersey was retired by the Lakers on November 9, 1983.

Kareem Abdul-Jabbar (#33): After transferring to the Lakers in 1975, he played in Los Angeles for 14 seasons, forming the two pillars of the Lakers with Magic, leading the team to five NBA championships. During his time with the Lakers, he won four regular season MVPs, one Finals MVP, 13 All-Star selections, 10 Best XI’s, seven Best Defensive XI’s, three Caps, and one Rebound King. He was the greatest superstar of the 70’s. On March 20, 1989 the number 33 jersey was retired by the Lakers.

“Magic” Johnson (No. 32): 13 seasons of career all play in the Lakers, ShowTime era leader, won five championships, three regular season MVP, three Finals MVP, 12 times selected for the All-Star, 10 times selected for the best lineup, known as the greatest point guard of all time. 1992 On February 16, No. 32 jersey was retired by the Lakers.

James Worthy (#42): Played all 12 seasons for the Lakers, was a core member of the ShowTime era, won three championships, one Finals MVP, and was named an All-Star seven times. 42 was retired by the Lakers on December 10, 1995.

Gayle Goodrich (#25): Played 9 seasons for the Lakers, was one of the core members of the 1971-72 championship team, and was selected as an All-Star 5 times in his career. 25 jersey was retired by the Lakers on Nov. 20, 1996.

Wilkes (#52): Played 8 seasons for the Lakers, won 3 championships and was selected as an All-Star 3 times. 52 jersey was retired by the Lakers on Dec. 28, 2012.

Shaquille O’Neal (#34): Spent the peak of his career with the Lakers for 8 seasons, winning 3 championships for the team, throughout his career, he won 4 championships, 1 regular season MVP, 3 Finals MVP, 15 All-Star selections and 14 Best XI selections. 34 jersey was retired by the Lakers on April 2, 2013.

Kobe Bryant (No. 8/24): 20 years for the Lakers , won five championships, one regular-season MVP, two Finals MVP, four All-Star Game MVP; a total of 18 times selected for the NBA All-Star team, 15 times selected for the NBA’s best lineup, 12 times selected for the NBA’s best defensive lineup. He is one of the top scorers in NBA history and the Lakers’ all-time scoring champion. on December 19, 2017, the Lakers hosted the Warriors and held a retirement ceremony for Kobe’s two jerseys, No. 8 and No. 24, at halftime.

Gasol’s personal peak was with the Grizzlies, but with the Lakers was the stage where his team honors rose to the top. He played seven seasons with the Lakers, helping the team win two championships in 2009 and 2010, being selected as an All-Star six times and being named to the Best XI four times. Considered by Kobe as the best teammate of his career.

Compared to the 10 superstars who have retired their jerseys, Gasol, as the core of the Lakers’ last two titles, is still able to meet the standard in terms of honors. And he wore the number 16 jersey is not considered a legendary number, the more well-known in history in addition to him is Peja and Jerry Lucas.

Why does LeBron James wear number 23 on the Lakers?

Why does LeBron James wear number 23 on the Lakers?

There are many legendary players who have left their mark on the NBA. But only a few of them have been “married” to their jersey numbers, and they never changed them throughout their careers. Some prominent examples are Michael Jordan and his love of number 23, and Magic Johnson and his famous number 32 jersey. And of course, Kobe and his iconic #8 and #24 jerseys hanging from the rafters of the Staples Center. Likewise, LeBron James (LeBron James) loves to write the number 23 on the back of his jersey.

Just like any other kid, LeBron grew up admiring Michael Jordan. Like Jordan’s desire to succeed, LeBron chose to wear the number 23 jersey from high school. We all know that “his air” likes to have numbers on his back, and so does LeBron. Throughout his high school career, he represented the Fighting Irish, also known as St. Vincent. The Mary’s men’s basketball team, LeBron excelled in the jersey number, which is credited to MJ.

So the story of LeBron wearing No. 23 began in his early days. So, when he entered the NBA as a teenager, he had the same tradition. He was considered the “chosen one”, a newer, younger version of Michael Jordan.

LeBron became the new number 23 in the league and the savior of the Cleveland Cavaliers. Since his rookie season, LeBron has forged a deep bond with the Cavaliers, and that bond has remained strong for many years.

After establishing himself in the business, LeBron decided to leave the Cavaliers and take his chances elsewhere. Compared to Jordan, he had to win a championship ring, which was not feasible with the Cavaliers.

LeBron James’ decision really shocked everyone.

In 2010, LeBron James turned everyone’s head when he announced his decision to leave the Cavaliers. James said he would join the Miami Heat to play alongside Chris Bosh and Dwyane Wade. But the shocking news doesn’t stop there.

Over the years, LeBron has worn No. 23 in honor of Michael Jordan, trying to emulate his childhood idol. But when LeBron decided to play for the Heat, he ditched No. 23 in favor of No. 6. James publicly stated his decision to change his stats and mentioned that he made the decision out of respect for Michael Jordan.

“I just think what Michael Jordan did for the game has to be recognized somehow soon,” James said of his decision. “Without Michael Jordan, there would be no LeBron James, Kobe Bryant or Dwyane Wade.”

That transition has been a huge success. The Heat made four straight Finals appearances and back-to-back titles in 2013 and 2014. number 6 shined brightly in sunny Miami, winning them two championships.

From No. 6 back to No. 23

So, what was the motivation for switching back to his original number? When LeBron announced he was returning to Cleveland, he also said he would come back the same way he left. 23 returned to the team, this time more eager to win a championship.

LeBron kept his promise to his hometown, winning the first NBA championship in Cavs history. It was like a fairy tale when No. 23 left them to embark on a different journey and succeed there. Cavaliers fans hated his move to Miami. They couldn’t accept the move and about 10 years ago there were wild displays of discontent everywhere.

But he’s back, and so is No. 23. So far, LeBron has kept his favorite number, and that’s why he loves basketball. He was happy to reveal that he wears the number in honor of his hero, Michael Jordan.

“So when I started playing basketball, I thought, ‘Gosh, that 23 looks good. I want to be able to fly like him.'” James said. He talks like any other avid MJ fan. “I want to be able to dunk on guys like him. I want to be able to stick my tongue out in the air like he did and yell in people’s faces like MJ did.'”

22-year-old rookie wearing No. 38 jersey, become the Lakers “team history first”

Chandi Brown Jr. inadvertently became a “first” in Lakers jerseys history – Brown reportedly chose the No. 38 jersey as his Lakers uniform number, and in the history of the Lakers

The Lakers have been making a lot of reinforcements moves lately. In addition to signing Rockets veteran Cameron Oliver to a training camp contract, they have also agreed to a deal with 22-year-old rookie Mike McClung and reached a franchise agreement with another shooter from basketball’s top school, Michigan, Chandi Brown Jr.

Interestingly, the Lakers’ newest addition, Chandi Brown Jr. inadvertently became a “first” in Lakers jerseys history – Brown reportedly chose the No. 38 jersey as his Lakers uniform number, and in the history of the Lakers, no player had ever worn the No. 38 jersey before, and Brown instantly became the first player in Lakers history to wear the No. 38 NBA jersey!

While it’s highly unlikely that Chandi Brown will end up staying with the Lakers for the regular season, it’s fun to be the first of these “alternative” guys. Chandee Brown Jr. is from the University of Michigan, he is only 22 years old and was not selected in this year’s draft, but the Lakers are desperate for 3-point shooters, so they gave Chandee Brown Jr. a chance to try out.

Brown will represent the Lakers in training camp and possibly preseason games for the Lakers, and whether he can stay with the Lakers in the end will depend on his performance in training camp and preseason games. In his rookie profile, Chandee Brown Jr. is modeled after former Lakers shooting guard Wesley Matthews, who averaged 8 points, 3.1 rebounds and 0.6 assists per game in his senior year, shooting 48.8 percent from the field and 41.9 percent from 3-point range. For the Lakers, what they value most, naturally, is Brown’s outstanding three-point shooting ability.

According to another source, Brown once wore jersey number 23 and jersey number 15 in college, and the reason why he chose jersey number 38 for the Lakers is obvious. Brown added the two jersey numbers together in college, 23 + 15 results in 38, so Brown finally chose the 38, probably for this reason, after all, an NBA fringe player to join the veteran Lakers, get the jersey number naturally not too “hot”, can only go to find some cold numbers to The use of the.

But inadvertently becoming the “first man” in Lakers history, Brown has also managed to attract attention. But it has to be said that this attention has nothing to do with Brown’s personal skills and strengths. To gain a foothold in the Lakers and stay on the team for the regular season, Brown has to prove himself in the upcoming training camp. The opportunity to play in the NBA, the highest level basketball league in the world, is right around the corner, and it’s up to Chandi Brown Jr. to make it work.

New City Edition Jersey of Lakers for NBA 75th Anniversary

New City Edition Jersey of Lakers for NBA 75th Anniversary

The team’s design pays homage to each decade of Lakers dynasties, highlighted by the team’s Laker Purple that began in the 1960s. The design features specific callbacks to each decade, ranging from the iconic Minneapolis blue color to the triangular name design of the 60s, to the drop shadow numbering of the Showtime Lakers as each era of the Lakers has a specific callback.

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Lakers shows photo James No. 6 jersey

Lakers shows photo Lebron James No. 6 jersey

On June 15, the Lakers officially announced that their star LeBron James will switch to wearing the number 6 jersey for the new season. Their official social media posted a composite image of James wearing the No. 6 Lakers jersey with the caption: “It’s official: No. 6”. James himself also retweeted the message shortly afterwards, with the caption “No. 6 + crown”.

In fact, as early as five days ago, that is, on June 10, Beijing time. At that time, there were media reporters to report that James will change his number in the new season: according to The Athletic celebrity Charania and Tim Cato jointly reported that Lakers star LeBron James will change to wear the number 6 jersey in the next season.

It’s worth mentioning that at the time, American Journal thought this change would be made next month after the release of James’ solo movie “Air Dunk: The New Legend” (the old James is wearing the number 6 jersey in this movie), but nowadays, there is no doubt that this is ahead of schedule.

In James’ 17-year career, he has only worn two numbers, No. 23 and No. 6. In the “Knight 1.0 period”, “Knight 2.0 period” and now the Lakers period are wearing the 23 jersey, “6 jersey” only in his four seasons playing for the Heat The “No. 6” jersey has only appeared in his four seasons with the Heat. Now he plans to put on the Lakers’ No. 6 jersey next season as well.

And although his in-game stats are similar between the two periods, there is no doubt that his “No. 6 period” was a little better.

No. 6: 26.9 points + 7.6 rebounds + 6.7 assists + 1.7 steals per game, shooting 54% from the field, 37% from 3-point range, 76% from the free throw line, 62.2% true shooting.

No. 23:27 points + 7.4 rebounds + 7.6 assists + 1.5 steals per game, shooting 49% from the field, 34% from 3-point range, 73% from the free throw line and 57.7% true shooting.

One of the four seasons in which the old James wore number 6 led the Heat to two NBA championships. So his decision to continue wearing number 6 next season is generally seen as a sign of his ambition to continue winning a championship for the Lakers. But there are some fans who are not optimistic about this, because wearing the number 6 in those four years is the peak of the old James, now no matter how can not go back to the old days.

And the U.S. media StatMuse has said that James will be expected to become the first star in history to retire four jerseys: Knight 23, Heat 6, Lakers 23 and Lakers 6.

But there are also fans who think that retiring the jersey in the Lakers is not a very simple thing. They feel that if the Lakers owner is good enough, then the most to James retired a “23” jersey. And want to retire the “No. 6” jersey this thing is obviously impossible, unless the old James can in his retirement years and then to the Lakers Staples Center arena to add a few championship banners.

As last season’s champion, the Lakers suffered a “round robin” this year, in addition to their team’s small and large injuries, their biggest problem is a series of off-season “brainless” trading operations. The strengths and weaknesses of the lineup are quite obvious, so the Lakers will definitely upgrade their lineup in the offseason.

The Lakers general manager Pelinka also said publicly a while ago that the off-season reinforcements will be completed under the joint participation of the Brow and James, which means they will still be a strong championship team next season!

Who wore the Lakers’ No. 23? What does the No. 23 jersey represent?

Jordanand James wore the Lakers’ No. 23

For the Lakers jerseys, the number 23 is a very special number, so do you know who has worn the number 23 jersey on the Lakers? The following will talk about the Lakers 23 who have worn and what the 23 jersey represents.

There are many players who have worn the number 23 jersey in the history of the Lakers, here is a brief list of a few.

1, Louis Williams, in the summer of 2015, Louis Williams joined the Lakers, wearing No. 23 jersey.

2, Vaughn Weaver, after being drafted by the Lakers, wore number 23, and played in the CBA at a later stage.

3, LeBron James, James in the Lakers wore the jersey is also No. 23. In fact, this is not a problem, the problem is that when you engage in business, as the main business of the athletes to do a good job ah, at least the spirit of the momentum can not lose. The last two walks of the season are really not very authentic.

The 23 jersey represents a symbol of strength, the team’s trust and expectations, the 23 jersey is as important as the 10 jersey in soccer. 23 is an invisible pressure for any player entering the NBA, just because of the former “god of basketball”, the Bulls’ 23 Jordan. About Jordan’s deeds, I have to mention the 97 and 98 finals, when I did not dare to watch live, are aware of the results, and then watch the replay, when the Jazz momentum is very strong, especially 98, after the Bulls eliminated the Pacers, seems to have been exhausted, when the general public is blindly optimistic about the Bulls, half for the Bulls fear. In short, the helper was really against the odds at that time.

Lakers No. 8 jersey is who wears, the Lakers team history 5 championship credit, averaging 35.4 points NBA scoring king

Lakers No. 8 jersey and No.24 jersey is Kobe.

The Lakers No. 8 jersey is one of the jersey numbers worn by Lakers legend Kobe Bryant in his NBA career, and Kobe played for the Lakers for all 20 seasons of his NBA career, including 10 seasons wearing the Lakers No. 8 jersey and 10 seasons wearing the No. 24 jersey. In the two in a different number of 10 seasons, Kobe have made outstanding personal contributions to the Lakers, Kobe in the Lakers career wore No. 8 and No. 24 jerseys are retired by the Lakers jerseys.

Wearing No. 8 Kobe, young and explosive, wearing No. 8 in 10 seasons, Kobe played 707 games for the Lakers, a total of 16866 points, 3634 rebounds, 3148 assists, 1059 steals and 431 caps of personal data, personal data performance is quite outstanding, wearing No. 8 jersey in 10 seasons, Kobe has 7 seasons of the average score more than In the 2005-2006 season, Kobe averaged 35.4 points per game, the highest season average scoring record in his NBA career, and his powerful offensive firepower was undoubtedly on display.

In the 10 seasons of No. 8 career, Kobe and shark O’Neill formed OK combination is rebuke the entire NBA league, the two during the partnership, four times led the Lakers into the NBA finals, which helped the Lakers achieve three consecutive championship dynasty dominance, looking at the history of the NBA only three teams to achieve the great achievement of three consecutive championships, one of the teams is led by Kobe and O’Neill Lakers.

In the 2005-2006 season, wearing the No. 8 jersey, Kobe in the regular season game against the Raptors, blasted down the highest personal scoring record of 81 points in a single game, second only to the 100 points set by the basketball emperor Chamberlain in the history of the NBA, Kobe shot 28 of 46, 7 of 13 from three-point range, 18 of 20 from the free throw line, Kobe scored 26 points in the whole first half, but in the third quarter The first half of the game Kobe scored 26 points, but in the third and fourth quarter of the game, Kobe cut 27 and 28 points in a single quarter scoring feat, staged a personal crazy scoring performance show, Kobe with a personal single game 81 points scoring performance proved the comprehensiveness of his offensive skills.

In the entire NBA career, whether wearing the No. 8 jersey or No. 24 NBA jersey, Kobe has written his own brilliant moments with his wonderful personal data performance, wearing the No. 8 jersey Kobe in the style of play more explosive, more passionate performance on the field.

LeBron James on the new Lakers No. 6 jersey! Diamond Swoosh is too bright

Lakers new jersey for 2021-22 Icon Edition, LeBron James with his new lakers jersey of No. 6.

The NBA, born in 1946, is about to celebrate its 75th anniversary in the new season, and Nike, as an equipment sponsor, has prepared many great gifts for the NBA.

For example, previously exposed many times the team series Dunk Low shoes, including the Nets, Bulls, Knicks and many other teams.

Recently, the Los Angeles Lakers officially released the new season NBA jersey, and by the team’s star LeBron James personally on the body interpretation, this is also the first time James wear the Lakers No. 6 jersey.

In fact, there is no change in the overall, still the classic purple and gold jersey worn in the first three seasons, but the details have made many changes.

The first is that Wish, which has sponsored the Lakers for 3 years, has reached a 5-year jersey advertising contract with Korean food brand Bibigo, worth over $100 million, after its contract with the Lakers expired.

The fan version of the jersey does not usually have ads printed on it, so you players should not be too concerned.

The biggest highlight this time is the Swoosh on the shoulder of the jersey, which is created with a diamond-cut three-dimensional structure with a dazzling color effect.

In addition, the NBA logo on the hem of the jersey is also designed in the form of diamond cutouts to meet the NBA’s official diamond theme.

The number 17 gold label on the back collar of the jersey represents the 17 championships won by the Lakers in their history.

But the above changes are only shown on the player version of the jersey, as to whether the market version also has the same details for the time being is not known, we will also bring follow-up reports.