There were already a ton of reasons to be excited about the second chapter of the LeBron James era in Los Angeles next season, but James gave Lakers fans yet another reason on Thursday.
According to Chris Haynes of Yahoo Sports, James will go back to wearing the No. 6 on his jersey after gifting his new teammate, Anthony Davis. the No. 23.
James confirmed the report with a not-too-subtle tweet on Thursday:
⁶— LeBron James (@KingJames) June 28, 2019
James famously wore the No. 6 during his four seasons in Miami. James decided to change his number in 2010 out of respect for Michael Jordan, but when he made his return to Cleveland in 2014, he opted to go back to the No. 23. Now, James will dawn the No. 6 once again, likely for the remainder of his career.
Feel the nostalgia creeping in? Trust me: It gets better.
On Thursday morning, James also tweeted that his iconic pregame chalk toss could be making its way to Staples Center next season:
Could be making a return this coming year until forever! Stay tuned.— LeBron James (@KingJames) June 27, 2019
James stopped doing the chalk toss five years ago in an effort to take the spotlight off of himself. He stopped wearing his headband for the same reason. However, now that James is expected to be on a veteran-heavy, championship-contending team, it seems as though he’s not worried about how he’s viewed in relation to his teammates.
In other words, James is a superstar and he doesn’t care who else knows it.
Does that mean the headband will also be making a comeback next season? That hasn’t been determined yet, but he’s already feeling some peer pressure from his Lakers teammate, Kyle Kuzma:
All we need is the headband bro. Give the fans what they want. https://t.co/IiW7lGYIvf— kuz (@kylekuzma) June 28, 2019