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Due to “surplus inventory”, LeBron won’t be permitted to swap jerseys with Anthony Davis according to reports.

James initially offered his new teammate the no. 23 jersey in his debut season with the Lakers, but according to ESPN, the holdup on the jersey swap comes down to a deadline set by Nike Inc.

NBA officials say that the Lakers would have had to notify the merchandiser of the request by March 15th of any number changes. LeBron will have to wait until the next production deadline if he wanted to realign himself with no. 6, the number he wore during his championship run in Miami from 2011-2014.

As a result, Davis will rock the no. 3 for the Lakers, the number he wore all throughout elementary school.

As per Yahoo Sports, the LeBron jersey for 2019-2020, has been up for pre-sale for a couple of weeks now, and Nike would prefer to maintain the status quo. Not to mention, Nike has already poured out millions of dollars on LBJ inventory going into next season, so having the obsolete no. 23 wind up on a clearance rack, is the farthest thing on their minds.

Source: ESPN.com and HotNewHipHop

 

 

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