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Wake Up Call: Peoria Chiefs to give out ‘LeBron James NBA Championship Replica Ring,’ which of course will just be air

Jun 15, 2011, 9:00 AM EDT


What’s more fun than mocking LeBron James and promoting your own team in the process? Oh Peoria Chiefs, you funsters. On Thursday the Chiefs — Class-A, Cubs affiliate — will hold a LeBron James 2011 NBA Championship Replica Ring Giveaway. Press release:

The replica ring, which like LeBron’s is non-existent, will be handed out to all fans through the gates prior to the 7:00 p.m. game against Wisconsin.

In addition to the LeBron replica ring, the Chiefs are looking into whether or not the game can skip the fourth inning to honor King James who took off the fourth quarter of every finals game.

“We aren’t sure if the league will allow it,” said team President Rocky Vonachen. “But if LeBron doesn’t need to show up for the fourth, maybe we won’t either.”

The night is formally a tribute to the Chicago Bulls, as the Chiefs will be honoring that teams’ six NBA titles in the 1990s.

“Really this is just us getting back to the real world and waking up today and trying to solve our own personal problems,” said Vice President of Ticket Sales Eric Obalil.


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  1. ku62 - Jun 16, 2011 at 11:07 AM

    You have to believe LeBron James enjoys being hit by all the flak people are throwing – or he wouldn’t be dancing in front of the target.