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|Baseball for LeBron? Minor League Team Hopes So
|OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) -- LeBron James has plenty of opportunities in front of him as the NBA's top free agent. How about playing baseball?
The Oklahoma City RedHawks on Wednesday offered the reigning NBA MVP the chance to play for the minor-league baseball club, along with a series of benefits.
Instead of offering millions of dollars, the RedHawks are attempting to entice James with a rental home with free lawn care, a "LeBratwurst" named after him and four tickets to the "All You Can Eat" section at the ballpark.
The tongue-in-cheek offer even includes an opportunity for James to win a long-desired championship. The Triple-A affiliate of the Texas Rangers had a 3-game lead in its division in the Pacific Coast League entering Wednesday night.
The RedHawks say they're also considering similar offers for Dwayne Wade, Chris Bosh and Brian Scalabrine.
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