LeBron James, Anthony Davis will have to wait a season to swap No. 23

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LeBron James, Anthony Davis will have to wait a season to swap No. 23

The deadline to change numbers was in March, and Nike would reportedly lose too much from jerseys they’ve already made.

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USA TODAY Sports’ Jeff Zillgitt spoke with a number of NBA coaches who are still figuring out how exactly they will implement the leagues new challenge system.
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It took much longer than the Los Angeles Lakers expected to land Anthony Davis. The team worked to trade for the All-Star forward ahead of the NBA trade deadline back in February, but they weren’t able to make a deal until after the draft lottery. The trade wasn’t officially completed until after the free agency moratorium period.

However, after the Lakers finally made the deal, LeBron James offered his No. 23 to his new teammate for the upcoming season. Unfortunately for both players, they won’t…

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