Nike guy LeBron James says other NBA players should do the same
LeBron James wants to honor the man most consider the greatest player in the history of the NBA — Michael Jordan — so next year he is switching his number form Jordan’s iconic 23 to number 6.
“He can’t get the logo [Hall of Famer Jerry West’s silhouette adorns the NBA’s logo], and if he can’t, something has to be done. I feel like no NBA player should wear 23. I’m starting a petition, and I’ve got to get everyone in the NBA to sign it. Now, if I’m not going to wear No. 23, then nobody else should be able to wear it.”
Leaving aside the massive ego it takes to say, “If I’m not going to wear 23 nobody should,” LeBron’s suggestion is an arguably altruistic move on the surface. In Major League Baseball, Jackie Robinson’s number is retired. In the NHL, nobody can wear Wayne Gretzky’s 99.
But really, James’s move sounds like the latest Nike public relations stunt. [Read the Full Article Here]