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LeBron James will return to No. 23 in Cleveland

LeBron James will go back to his old No. 23 from his Cleveland days after wearing No. 6 in Miami.

LeBron James LeBron James will return to his old, Michael Jordan-inspried, No. 23.
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LeBron James is doing his old fans, if not the NBA, a favor.

The Cavaliers forward will go back to his old No. 23 from his Cleveland days after wearing No. 6 in Miami, meaning those who didn't burn their jerseys upon his exit will be able to dig back into their closet and pull out their old favorite.

James tweeted the news Sunday morning after soliciting advice last week.

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Of course, the NBA comes out as a loser since there will be no rush to purchase new No. 6 Cavaliers jerseys. James previously wore No. 6 with the U.S. national team, even while he was a member of the Cavs. He adopted the No. 23 as a kid in honor of Bulls Hall of Famer Michael Jordan.

James' No. 6 Miami Heat jersey was the No. 1 selling jersey among all players in 2013-14. Kevin Durant, Kobe Bryant, Derrick Rose and Stephen Curry rounded out the top-5 last season. Bryant played just six games and Rose played only 10 games during the 2013-14 season.

Follow Metro New York Sports Editor Mark Osborne on Twitter @MetroNYSports.

 
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