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1 hour ago, dont care said:

Who wore 23 for the lakers before LeBron that it matters?

 

The most notable player is Cedric Ceballos who played for the Lakers from 1994 to 1997.

 

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I do know Gary Payton II wore 23 last season and Mitch Richmond wore it back in 2001. My problem is that 23 is right next to 22 and 24, two other Lakers greats and it just feels weird if he comes in wearing MJ's number and creates his own Laker Legacy with that number. 23 for the Lakers just seems really weird, infact, 23 for any NBA team not the Bulls or Wizards is weird. Don't get me wrong, nothing is preventing him from wearing that number but I personally would rather he wear a different number. I guess you could count me as one of those people who think 23 should be retired league wide.

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4 hours ago, Old School Fool said:

 

I don't really want him to wear 23 or 6 either. He can't wear his middle school number of 32 either for obvious reasons. He wore 9 when he played Football so maybe that works? I have no idea. As a Lakers fan this is really surreal. I can't react to this signing properly.

 

Please not 9. The number 9 on the Lakers’ font is horrendous. 

 

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EDIT: Didn’t see the above post, but I’m completely fine with LeBron wearing his #23. 

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12 minutes ago, SuperNerdToTheRescue said:

Interesting interpretation of LeBron's new jersey on the right.

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*Sigh* They were so close...

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Austin Rivers will wear #1 with Washington. 

 

 

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EDIT: Didn't see @Crabcake47 post 7 hours before I posted about Austin Rivers. Always a reminder to look both ways before crossing the road

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2 hours ago, Dolphins Dynasty said:

Refresh my memory... why did LeBron even wear the number six in Miami?

Miami retired 23 for Jordan, despite never playing for the franchise 

 

I believe 6 was chosen because on of his kids was born October(?) 6 and the other in June, the 6th month. During his second stint in Cleveland he wore 6 on his practice jersey

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I'd like to see LeBron go with #6, preserving 23 for Cleveland in a way. However, I like the way 23 looks for the Lakers for some reason, much more than how 6 looks

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He never should have worn 23 in the first place. I don't think it needs to be retired leaguewide, but if you're coming into the league with as much hype as LeBron did, pick a new number.

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2 minutes ago, the admiral said:

He never should have worn 23 in the first place. I don't think it needs to be retired leaguewide, but if you're coming into the league with as much hype as LeBron did, pick a new number.

There's a whole generation that associates 23 with LeBron before anyone else

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4 hours ago, OaklandIsBack said:

Miami retired 23 for Jordan, despite never playing for the franchise 

 

I believe 6 was chosen because on of his kids was born October(?) 6 and the other in June, the 6th month. During his second stint in Cleveland he wore 6 on his practice jersey

 

Why did he wear 6 on his practice jersey anyways? Seems weird.

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On 7/2/2018 at 12:48 PM, dont care said:

Who wore 23 for the lakers before LeBron that it matters?

 

Mitch Richmond:

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And Jordan himself:

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35 minutes ago, pepis21 said:

 

Mitch Richmond:

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And Jordan himself:

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So 2 people who don’t matter, got ya

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29 minutes ago, dont care said:

So 2 people who don’t matter, got ya

Not gonna lie, I kinda want a Reggie Jordan Lakers jersey now lol.

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1 hour ago, pepis21 said:

Jordan himself:

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I now have the overwhelming urge to get a Jordan #23 Showtime Lakers jersey.

 

I'd have this card in my pocket and watch people's heads explode when they put 2 and 2 together.

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15 hours ago, OaklandIsBack said:

Miami retired 23 for Jordan, despite never playing for the franchise 

 

I believe 6 was chosen because on of his kids was born October(?) 6 and the other in June, the 6th month. During his second stint in Cleveland he wore 6 on his practice jersey

He was also a fan of Dr. J and he'd worn #6 in his Team USA appearances after 2004.

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