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Bradley Beal wore number 23 because of LeBron, not Jordan

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According to an episode of Wizards Magazine, Bradley Beal admitted that the number he wore all through out his highschool and college days was inspired by his favorite player, LeBron James.
“I never watched Michael Jordan growing up,” said Beal, in a recent episode of Wizards Magazine. “I grew up, ‘23’ was LeBron. I always knew about Michael Jordan, but I can’t necessarily model myself after him. I always admired LeBron and the way he played all the time when he was in Cleveland.”
He was forced to give up the number 23 when he was drafted by the Washington Wizards because the number is retired for the franchise. He also went on to say “I always knew about Michael Jordan, but I can’t necessarily model myself after him. I always admired LeBron and the way he played all the time when he was in Cleveland.”
This just goes to show that even though Jordan is still considered the Greatest of All-Time, current NBA players who were too young to see his greatness model their game after the current King!
Read more: http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/dc-sports-bog/wp/2014/01/06/bradley-beal-wore-23-for-lebron-james/

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