The NBA has announced that all 30 teams will permanently retire Bill Russell’s No. 6.
It’s a beautiful tribute to the iconic Boston Celtics big man, who died on July 31 at the age of 88, but it has fans asking what will happen to players who are now wearing the No. 6 suit for their respective clubs, most notably Los Angeles Lakers star LeBron James.
Marc Stein, an NBA insider, claims that current players who use the No. 6 will be grandfathered in, meaning LeBron and company can keep wearing the number with their present teams, but going forward, no new players will be able to choose No. 6.