LeBron's decision: 23 it is LeBron will be back in number 23 for the Cleveland Cavaliers. By Henry Green Jul 27, 2014 at 1:19p ET The wait is over! The decision has been made! LeBron James will once again wear number 23 for the Cleveland Cavaliers. James announced the news Sunday on his Twitter and Instagram accounts. 23 it is! It's only right I go back. 2·3=6 We still family 6. #HomeTeam #StriveForGreatness http://t.co/2MpznC8JNM— LeBron James (@KingJames) July 27, 2014 The logic behind the number? 2x3=6 his former number with the Miami Heat. Don't feel bad though number six as LeBron said, "We still family 6." Earlier this month, LeBron asked fans via social media which number they would like to see him don in his return to Cleveland, but whether those results played into the decision, James did not say. Luckily for all the Cleveland fans who didn't burn their original jerseys, they won't have to buy a new one to rep The King.