Anthony Davis found out LeBron James was gifting him the No. 23 with a surprise gift in a to-go bag at a fancy restaurant

LeBron James took Anthony Davis out to dinner in Los Angeles shortly after the Lakers traded for the All-Star big man. According to a report, James wrote Davis a card and put a No. 23 "Davis" jersey in a to-go bag to give Davis his jersey number. Nike ended up squashing the number exchange, and Davis chose No. 3 instead, but said the gesture still resonated with him. Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. After the Los Angeles Lakers traded for Anthony Davis, LeBron James was so excited that he took Davis out to dinner to woo him and present him with a gift, according to ESPN's Dave McMenamin. According to McMenamin, James took Davis to a trendy Italian restaurant in L.A. called Jon & Vinny's, where James was such a frequent visitor the chef began making off-menu dishes for James.See the rest of the story at Business InsiderNOW WATCH: Statistics tell us today's NBA teams would beat the 1996 BullsSee Also:What the NBA's biggest stars looked like when their careers beganThe hype is growing around Mitchell Robinson, the Knicks' 21-year-old center who's drawing a rave reviews in training campJimmy Butler arrived for the first Heat practice at 3:30 a.m., and now other players are following suit