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LeBron wants to wear No. 6

Updated: March 2, 2010, 7:13 PM ET
ESPN.com news services

LeBron James could have a new number next season, but Cleveland Cavaliers fans are hoping the team name on the jersey remains the same.

James filed paperwork to switch from No. 23 to No. 6, the league confirmed Tuesday.

The Plain Dealer of Cleveland first reported the story Monday.

James, who declined interview requests on Tuesday, is going from one legendary number to another. Julius Erving and Bill Russell both have made No. 6 famous.

"The first thing I think ...

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