LeBron James is coming back to Cleveland and it still feels like a dream for Cavaliers fans. The old rivalries are going to get kicked back up, the winning ways willl return and Cleveland is going to be hopping for the first time in four years.
But while you may be jonesing to bust out the old Cavs No. 23 jersey or have ordered your cavs No. 6 jersey, expect to see a new number on LeBron’s back when he takes the court again in Cleveland this year.
According to RealGM, LeBron James is expected to wear his old high school jersey number when he returns to the Cavaliers.
LeBron James is expected to wear No. 32 in return to Cavaliers, which he last wore as a freshman in high school. pic.twitter.com/0g2QNqr5Mp
— RealGM (@RealGM) July 12, 2014
Sam Amico of Fox Sports Ohio reported this as well, prior to James’ decision to head home.
One interesting note from an NBA source: If James returned to Cleveland, he would wear No. 32. He wore No. 23 with the Cavs before and No. 6 with the Heat. The source also indicated James is close to announcing his decision.
It’s an interesting move but it just goes to show that LeBron really is connecting to his roots in Ohio and is serious about coming home to fulfill his legacy and his destiny.