LeBron James is doing his best to make Anthony Davis feel at home in Los Angeles. According to Yahoo Sports, James is giving Davis his jersey number, No. 23, to wear with the Lakers.
On the flip side, Davis made his own goodwill gesture, waiving his $4 million trade kicker to give the franchise more cap space to sign more players. (It’s like he’s getting paid the same amount for his role in Space Jam 2 or something.) Davis’ trade to the Lakers is expected to be finalized by July 6.
What number will James wear now? He’s sported the No. 23 with the Lakers and the Cleveland Cavaliers. He wore the No. 6 with the Miami Heat, which is still available. Nos. 8, 13, 22, 24, 25, 32, 33, 34, 42, 44 and 52 are all retired.