Report: Jordan not bothered by LeBron wearing No. 23
JUL 29, 2014 9:27a ET
Before announcing his decision, James asked the fans to weigh in with their choice. James didn't poll the man most famous for wearing that number in the NBA, but he apparently has his blessing.
In a text message to ESPN, Michael Jordan wrote: "I'm cool with it. I don't own a number.''
Jordan wore No. 23 during the majority of his career with the Chicago Bulls and Washington Wizards.
When James made the switch to No. 6 in Miami, he suggested the NBA retire No. 23 in honor of Jordan.