LeBron James attempted to give Anthony Davis his no. 23 jersey, Nike could not allow it due to their large inventory of LeBron James Laker jerseys.
Davis decided to choose a new number to wear currently and can switch to number 23 next season if he’s still interested in doing so.
The superstar big man admitted to some hurt feelings over having to choose a new jersey number.
Davis posted on Instagram showing off his new jersey number:
Lakers are expected to be one of the top teams in the NBA next season with the addition of Anthony Davis & Demarcus Cousins.
Last season for New Orleans Pelicans Davis averaged 25.9 ppg, 12 rebounds & 3.9 assists on 51.7% shooting.