LeBron can’t give Davis No. 23 over Nike money issues LeBron can’t give Davis No. 23 over Nike money issues
The jersey number change for new Lakers teammates Lebron James and Anthony Davis may be a no-go @afp Published 11:00 AM, July 13, 2019... LeBron can’t give Davis No. 23 over Nike money issues

LeBron can't give Davis No. 23 over Nike money issues

The jersey number change for new Lakers teammates Lebron James and Anthony Davis may be a no-go

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Published 11:00 AM, July 13, 2019

Updated 11:00 AM, July 13, 2019

NUMBERS GAME. LeBron James may have to stick to his old number due to Nike’s ‘production and financial issues.‘ Photo by Harry How/Getty Images/AFP

LOS ANGELES, USA – LeBron James will not be able to give new NBA teammate Anthony Davis his Los Angeles Lakers number 23 jersey because Nike would not approve the move, according to multiple reports Friday, July 12 (Saturday, July 13, Philippine time).

ESPN and Yahoo Sports, citing unnamed sources, reported that the swap would be delayed because of production and financial issues for Nike.

The apparel and shoe maker would be stuck with tens of millions of dollars in James 23 jerseys, ESPN reported.

The Lakers inquired about the number swap, which James wanted so Davis could keep the number he has worn throughout his NBA career and James would return to a number 6 jersey as he used when he played for Miami.

The team was told the March 15 deadline for a number change had passed but the league would have approved the request if the manufacturers approved the switch.

Told of Nike’s issues, James decided to postpone the move to avoid a distraction and respect those fans who had already purchased his 23 Lakers jersey.

James would have until March 15, 2020, to put in a number change request for the 2020-2021 campaign. – Rappler.com

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