LeBron James Reportedly Giving Anthony Davis LA Lakers No. 23
LeBron James shows kindness as he gives up his trademark number 23 to give way to Lakers newcomer and former New Orleans Pelican player, Anthony Davis. James hinted at reusing the number 6 in light of this development.
LeBron James wasn’t going to allow a number to get in the way of him and his new teammate, Anthony Davis so he took the high road and gave up his number 23.
Yahoo Sources: Los Angeles Lakers star LeBron James gifting new teammate Anthony Davis his No. 23 jersey for the upcoming season. https://t.co/vYIXmcl6c9— Chris Haynes (@ChrisBHaynes) June 27, 2019
23 IS JUST A NUMBER
James extended the kind deed after learning that the former New Orleans Pelicans star who was drafted by the Lakers recently has been wearing the number 23 throughout his seven-year NBA career.
...the former Miami Heat star player had been wearing the number 6 during his stint with the team and may just use that number again for the upcoming 2019-20 NBA season.
As a show of camaraderie, James gifted the number he used with the Lakers and the Cleveland Cavaliers as well during his days as a high school player in St. Vincent-St. Mary High School in Ohio.
SETTING HIS SIGHTS BACK ON SIX
As for the future of his own jersey, the former Miami Heat star player had been wearing the number 6 during his stint with the team and may just use that number again for the upcoming 2019-20 NBA season. He hinted at it when he tweeted the number with an emoji of praying hands on June 28.
If not, he must choose another in the list of those retired by the Lakers. These off limit numbers include 8,13, 22, 24, 25, 32, 33, 34, 42, 44 or 52. With number 6 still available, it’s an easy choice for James.
It’s not surprising that James would easily give up his number for Davis. He’s known to have a kind heart, what with his “I Promise School” as proof.
⁶🙏🏾— LeBron James (@KingJames) June 28, 2019
DAVIS' BLOCKBUSTER DEAL WITH THE LAKERS
Davis’ entry into the Lakers fold reportedly cost a lot of players to be traded off the team. Among them were Lonzo Ball, Brandon Ingram, Josh Hart and a few first-round draft picks. The blockbuster deal finalized on June 15 was set into motion after Davis told the Pelicans he was moving to LA.
"This is part of LeBron James making sure Anthony Davis is as comfortable as possible because they have championship aspirations from Day 1. ... This is just one more example of why LeBron James is one of the best teammates out there."@ChrisBHaynes on LeBron gifting AD No. 23 pic.twitter.com/4gtRm6q5Qa— UNDISPUTED (@undisputed) June 28, 2019
JAMES' KINDNESS ABOUNDS WITH HIS SUCCESSFUL "I PROMISE SCHOOL"
It’s not surprising that James would easily give up his number for Davis. He’s known to have a kind heart, what with his “I Promise School” as proof. The NBA star launched the public school last year in Ohio to provide free education to 3rdand 4thgrade students from low-income families as a start. The funding comes from his foundation which raised the $600,000 capital to kick start operations.
No less than Barack Obama praised James for the success of his I Promise school.
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PROUD ‼️‼️‼️ is an understatement. I honestly could not wait to share this news when I heard it. Kids you are smart, amazing, talented, and nothing short of INSPIRATIONAL! 9-5 every. day. Teachers & all the staff ❤️❤️ ya’ll are the right ones, the real ones on this journey changing lives & numbers don’t lie 🤷🏾♂️ we’re only going to keep getting better. Let’s keep GROWING and changing the game @ipromiseschool 🚀 #thekidsfromakron👑 #wearefamily ❤️ #stillmoretocome #ipromise💪🏾
After one year, James proudly revealed the exceptional results his students achieved after undergoing the Measures of Academic Progress assessment. The students who were considered the worst performers in their former school in Akron exceeded expectations. No less than Barack Obama praised James for the success of his I Promise school.