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Jeanie Buss agrees to retire LeBron’s jersey

Jeanie Buss agrees to retire LeBron's jersey

Los Angeles Lakers owner Jeanie Buss has vowed to retire LeBron James’ jerseywhich also means exhibiting it hanging from the rafters of the crypto.com Arena, once the player is inducted into the NBA Hall of Fame.

Buss explained in statements to the media sportskeeda that the Lakers will retire the player’s jersey even if James does not finish his career with the team. “The norm to retire the jersey as a Lakers is that the player enters the Hall of Fame. I have no doubt that LeBron will make it to the Hall of Fame. When he does, we’ll remove the jersey from him.”he declared.

With Buss’s commitment, the real question is which jersey will be retired. James played number 23 during his first three seasons with the Lakers. But for the 2021-2022 season, James chose to compete with the number 6. And the player has already indicated that he will adopt the number 23 again for the next season as a sign of respect for Bill Russell, the legendary player of the Boston Celtics who competed with the number 6. The NBA retired the number 6 on all teams in the league after the death of Russell in July 2022. The Lakers have already retired the two numbers on one occasion One of his players wore: the jerseys with the numbers 8 and 24 worn by the late Kobe Bryant. The other jerseys retired by the Lakers are: Wilt Chamberlain’s 13; Pau Gasol on the 16th; Elgin Baylor on the 22nd; Gail Goodrich’s 25; Magic Johnson’s 32; Kareem Abdul-Jabbar’s 33rd; Saquille O’Neal’s 34; James Worthy’s 42; Jerry West’s 44; Jamaal Wilkes’ 52; and the 99 by George Mikan. Precisely, the last number withdrawn by the Lakers was that of the Spanish Gasol on March 7, 2023.

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