It has been a week since LeBron James announced he would return to Cleveland. And yet, in those seven days, James still hasn't confirmed for the team what number he would be wearing. James' website, LeBronJames.com, briefly showed him in a No. 6 jersey, but that was soon replaced. James took to social media on Friday to get the input of his fans. Sources have told ESPN that James was also considering No. 32, which he wore his freshman year of high school when 23 wasn't available. James taking his time means that retailers have to wait on all the orders they've received since last Saturday, when pre-orders for replica jerseys started at $69.99 each. Since then, the Cleveland Cavaliers have offered fans a replica youth jersey ($49), a swingman jersey ($99) and the authentic jersey ($300). James sold the most jerseys of any NBA player in each of the last two seasons. He has been the best-selling jersey for six of the 11 seasons he has played in the league.
LeBron plays numbers game: Wear 6 or 23?
ESPN | Jul 18