LeBron James' plan to give Anthony Davis his uniform number will be postponed until next season, league sources customs Yahoo Sports
James had wanted to give his new Los Angeles Lakers teammate the No. 23 – which Davis had been in his entire career in New Orleans – for the 2019-20 season. situation customs Yahoo Sports. The league would have been able to work with the Nike, the manufacturer of the jersey, said sources.
But due to production issues and the massive financial hit Nike would have absorbed from the No. James inventory that's already been produced, sources said.
Out of consideration for fans who already purchased James' jersey and to avoid distractions for a team competing for a championship, the Lakers star will bypass seeking the number change for this season.
Davis can hit free agency next summer because he holds a player option for the 2020-21 season.
James was expected to switch back to no.
Davis is scheduled to hold his Lakers introductory news conference Saturday.
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