There’s been a change in plans in Los Angeles in regards to Anthony Davis wearing LeBron James’ number 23 next season. According to Yahoo Sports, that is no longer going to happen.
The Lakers missed the deadline for a jersey change and Nike had already started production on the LeBron number 23 jerseys.
When the Lakers inquired with the league about the jersey change, they were informed the March 15 deadline had passed, sources close to the situation told Yahoo Sports. However, the league would have allowed it if the team were able to work it out with Nike, the manufacturer of the jersey, sources said.
But due to production issues and the massive financial hit Nike would have absorbed from the No. 23 James inventory that’s already been produced, Nike could not accommodate the request for this season, sources said.
Nike runs the jersey game. AD gave $4 million and still won’t get his number, not next season anyway. LeBron should probably reach into his pocket and pay him back.
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