After his outstanding performance against the Miami Heat on Thursday night, the King announced that he will be changing jerseys after the 2009-10 season.
(Settle down New York, he’s just changing his number)
The King announced that he may rid himself of the No. 23 in deference to Michael Jordan and sport the number he has worn during the Olympics, No. 6. Sales of the No. 6 jersey could bump LeBron on the league jersey-sales list, where he is currently behind Lakers’ star Kobe Bryant.
Many people have speculated that this may be an attempt by LeBron to persuade the league to retire the number to honor MJ and he has received suppport from the legendary coach Phil Jackson as well as Phoenix Suns guard Jason Richardson regarding the issue. However, prior to Satuday night’s contest with the Jazz, James insisted that he is not looking for feedback saying, ”I’m just doing what I feel is right.”