Preorders for new Lakers LeBron James jerseys were robust enough on Sunday night to give retailer Fanatics one of its top 10 sales days in terms of NBA gear sold, a spokesman for the company told ESPN.
Jerseys, with the placeholder of No. 00, went up on the site of the world’s largest seller of licensed sports jerseys at around 8:45 p.m. ET on Sunday night, roughly 40 minutes after the news broke.
James will wear No. 23, the same number he wore in both of his Cleveland stops, league sources have told ESPN.
In the first three hours of sales, there was a 600 percent spike compared to how his new Cavaliers jersey sold on the site on the day when he returned to Cleveland from Miami in July 2014.
Steve Pearce (R), 4 percent, Boston Red Sox vs. Toronto Blue Jays (LHP J.A. Happ): Pearce is crushing lefties this season, putting up a .339/.381/.610 slash line against them, and he looks to be getting Happ at the right time. The Toronto southpaw posted a 3.48 ERA over his first 14 starts, but he’s crumbled of late, with a sad 7.94 ERA over his last four outings — including 13 earned runs over his last 8.1 frames.
Randal Grichuk (R), 7 percent, Toronto Blue Jays at Boston Red Sox (LHP David Price): Speaking of getting a pitcher at the right time, that also appears to be the case with Price. The Boston left-hander has allowed 12 earned runs, including a whopping six home runs, in just eight July innings. Meanwhile, Grichuk (39 percent career hard-hit rate) is coming off an encouraging month of June in which he batted .294/.341/.647 with eight bombs.
The Lions chose Pettigrew in the first round of the 2009 NFL draft. He played his entire career in Detroit, with his last game coming when he suffered a torn ACL midway through the 2015 season. Although he hasn’t officially announced his retirement, he is presumed to be done playing. Pettigrew was previously arrested for disorderly conduct and public drunkenness in 2017.
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Here’s the likely reality: No one really knows what’s going to happen. The end result will come from the push-and-pull between teams and the league office, as game officials try to enforce and apply both new rules through 65 preseason games and 256 regular-season games, and 11 postseason contests. It will be a work in progress, a trial-and-error proposition, as everyone understands how the words in the rule book will transform into fouls, ejections, suspensions, and/or non-calls.