James, who floated this idea in November, said the move is out of respect for Michael Jordan. He confirmed to the newspaper Monday his mind was made up.
"I've done it," James said. "I already sent it in. I'm going to be No. 6."
The highlight enthusiast wore No. 6 during the 2008 Olympics.
While one can appreciate James' desire to honor Jordan, it should be pointed out that some pretty darn good players have wore the 6 (Bill Russell, Julius Erving).
Still, there should be no shortage of fans willing to shell out their hard-earned money for the new jersey when it becomes available.