LeBron James will be changing from the #23 to the #6 as a tribute to Michael Jordan and everything he has done for the NBA. What a noble gesture by this young gifted ball player. King James as he is commonly referred to, also dropped the hint to that he believes no one should wear the #23 in the NBA. Back on November 19th James stated:
“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.”
WTF, get the f**k outta here…..
What humility by the one they call King James… Yeah right, I call BULLSHIT on Lebanon James (Meet the Browns reference)!!!
C’mon son, don’t BS with us. Keep it real LBJ; this is about jersey sales which mean more money for your pockets. If this was really about respect and honor you wouldn’t select the #6 as your new number; I know the King has heard of Bill Russell before. No offense to Michael Jordan who is arguably the greatest basketball player in NBA history, but Bill Russell did it on and off the court. During a period of time when people of color faced segregation Russell stood tall and supported the Black Power movement. Now you can agree or disagree with the way Bill handled race relations but at least he stood for something. In contrast Jordan stood by quietly as Nike used child labor in manufacturing sneakers.
So forgive me King James if I am not buying your explanation for the change; no one would think any less of you if you just said you wanted a change. Check Kobe, he made his change real simple; no need for the theatrics. Most may disagree with me but it all seems phony to me; also what’s up with him talking about,
“if I’m not going to wear No. 23, then nobody else should be able to wear it.”
Ok….. I guess the King has spoken, LOL! I think young James should focus more on winning an NBA title than about paying tribute to MJ.
Don’t get it twisted I enjoy watching LeBron play and I think by the end of his career he will go down as one of the greatest in the game. I just find all of this nonsense about number changes and retiring the #23 throughout the league a little over the top. He better pay attention to what this season will bring for him; Melo, D Wade, and Kobe are not about to bow to the King!
WE ARE ALL NOT WITNESSES!!!!!
By the way, yes I am a disgruntled Knicks fan who is NOT delusional about LeBron coming to NYC next season!
If there is something to be said, “It’s On Broadway” to step up and say it!!!