LeBron James Says He Has Earned The Right to Wear 23

LeBron James Says He Has Earned The Right to Wear 23

Cleveland Cavaliers player LeBron James spoke about going back to wearing the number 23, stating that he has now earned the right to wear the number made famous by Michael Jordan.

On a recent promotional stop for the NBA, News-Two caught up with LeBron James and asked him about the number change. “When I went to Miami I always knew I would be back in Cleveland,” LeBron James stated. “I’ve worn the number 23 my entire life, which was obviously me paying homage to MJ, but after seven years in Cleveland, I thought it was time for a fresh start.”

“When I made the difficult decision to go back to Cleveland, I had a little more jewelry in my collection,” LeBron stated, alluding to winning two championships with Miami. “I felt like the time was right to go back to it. I am a champion, and I have earned the right to wear it.”

While many fans feel like no player will ever accomplish what Jordan did, the man himself said he has no problem with LeBron wearing the number.

“I’m cool with it,” Jordan told ESPN.com via text message Monday morning. “I don’t own a number.”

When James changed numbers he stated that no one should wear number 23. “I just think what Michael Jordan has done for the game has to be recognized some way soon. 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, 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.”


  • uuthah8eipah

    Yawn.

  • tamaraclogan

    The best thing he’s said? “If Russia wants to get involved with ISIS? Let them”

  • tamaraclogan

    The best thing he’s said? “If Russia wants to get involved with ISIS? Let them”

  • kimlymiddle

    i’ll stick my drivers license in my ass crack

  • aeg6ohsahy

    I’m surprised that you’d make such a leap actually. It’s unfair and worse, completely inaccurate.

  • aeg6ohsahy

    I’m surprised that you’d make such a leap actually. It’s unfair and worse, completely inaccurate.

  • shae9goobu

    LOL. Apparently you aren’t listening to Killary

  • shae9goobu

    LOL. Apparently you aren’t listening to Killary

  • Maserati_Joe50

    Don’t nobody gaf who wears a number 23 or 24 in that order

  • foxymae

    Well that may be so,but Micheal J owns that number. So ask can you buy it or rent it!

  • Daddy2Tymes

    the man has a point…. who else right now in the nba besides Lebron and Kobe deserve to wear that number? with that said it is just a number.

  • justin

    once he stops choking he will

  • Ms Reid

    Facebook has NOT taken the videos down. Maybe the one where the 15 yo boy died but no Facebook has NOT taken the other videos down.