I’m not even sure how to approach this.
You know how LeBron James decided that he is going to give up his #23 jersey and he thinks everyone else should too?
All of the sudden.
Here is my take on it.
- LeBron looks up into the stands.
- LeBron is star struck.
- In a moment of freaking out LeBron goes temporarily insane and makes crazy blanket statements on TV.
Where the hell did this come from?
Here is the strangest part. I’m not even sure he is wrong. Michael Jordan was totally a badass. It would be kind of cool to retire his number across the board.
But then you run into two problems:
1) What about Wilt Chamberlain?
And Larry Bird?
And Bill Russell?
And Karem Abdul Jabar?
There are others too, Magic Johnson, Jerry West, Julius Irving…
2) The NBA could run out of numbers.
What do you think? Is this a reasonable request or has LeBron gone crazy?