Why is LeBron 6 in Space Jam?
This served a dual purpose according to Lakers beat writer Bill Oram: It was to respect Michael Jordan, whose number 23 was retired by the Heat, and to honor another NBA great — Julius Erving. It’s worth mentioning as well that LeBron also wore the number 6 in the three Olympic games he participated in.
Who wears number 23?
Michael Jordan is the most iconic No. 23 in NBA history, and he really made the number the important figure it is on basketball fans’ minds.
Who wears number 7 in the NBA?
|Kenny Anderson||New Jersey Nets (92, 93, 94, 95, 96) Portland Trail Blazers (97, 98) Boston Celtics (98, 99, 00, 01, 02) Los Angeles Clippers (05)|
|Carmelo Anthony||New York Knicks (11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17) Oklahoma City Thunder (18) Houston Rockets (19) Los Angeles Lakers (22)|
Why did the heat retire 23?
The Heat retired Jordan’s number 23 jersey in April 2003 to honor Jordan’s achievements and contributions in basketball. The Heat is the only NBA team other than the Chicago Bulls to have retired the number 23 jersey in honor of Jordan.