LeBron James welcomes Anthony Davis by giving him No. 23, report says

first_imgDavis, 26, has worn the number during his entire seven-year career, all with the Pelicans.James, 34, donned 23 while with the Cavaliers and in his first season with the Lakers, but wore No. 6 during his time with the Heat. Related News NBA free agency rumors: Pelicans may be willing to give Al Horford a ‘lucrative deal’ NBA free agency rumors: Lakers, Celtics among teams interested in Enes Kanter ⁶🙏🏾— LeBron James (@KingJames) June 28, 2019James’ gift to Davis comes right after the news that the Lakers traded Mo Wagner, Isaac Bonga and Jemerrio Jones, along with their 2022 second-round pick, to the Wizards as part of the Davis deal to clear cap space.On top of that, Davis declined his $4 million trade kicker, leaving $32 million in cap space and giving the Lakers an opportunity to sign another player to a max deal.The Pelicans traded Davis to the Lakers on June 15 in exchange for Lonzo Ball, Brandon Ingram, Josh Hart and three first-round picks, but the deal isn’t official until July 6. NBA free agency rumors: Lakers rooting for Kyrie Irving to sign with Nets James appeared to confirm the report Thursday and hinted he’ll wear No. 6 in 2018-19.  LeBron James has worn the No. 23 for the majority of his career, but that won’t be the case next season.The Lakers star is giving Anthony Davis the number to make him feel more welcome and comfortable, Yahoo Sports reported, citing league sources.last_img

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