Dani Alves completed his move from Barcelona to Juventus, last Monday. During his introductory news conference on Tuesday, in Turin, the Brazilian delivered an amazing tribute to LeBron James.
Former Barcelona defender decided to pay homage to basketball legend LeBron James. Dani Alves indeed said he will wear the No. 23 shirt with his new club Juventus in honour of Cavaliers' small forward.
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"I've picked the No. 23 shirt. LeBron James is someone I admire for the way he constantly reinvents himself and never rests on his laurels, always aiming for new challenges and triumphs," Alves said.
It's not the first time Alves does things like this. To honour former teammate Xavi, he wore No. 6 last season at Barcelona, which is also the same number James wore while with the Miami Heat. He then reclaimed the No. 23 shirt when he rejoined the Cleveland Cavaliers.
"After leaving Miami, where he was enjoying a good career, he's come back with a bang and reinvented himself. It's a decision that brought about my choice to move to a new country, meet new teammates and experience another type of football", Alves also said.