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Peoria Chiefs Hold LeBron James 'Ring' Giveaway
PEORIA, Ill. (AP) -- Even the Peoria Chiefs are taking a little joy at the failure of LeBron James.

The Chicago Cubs' Class A affiliate is holding a LeBron James NBA Championship Replica Ring Giveaway at Thursday night's game. The team notes that the replica ring, like LeBron's, is non-existent.

In a news release, the Chiefs added that they'd hoped to skip the fourth inning of Thursday's game to honor James, who's been criticized for his poor performance in the fourth quarter of games during the NBA Finals.

Peoria Chiefs team president Rocky Vonachen says he isn't sure if the Midwest League will allow them to skip the fourth inning. But he says ``if LeBron doesn't need to show up for the fourth, maybe we won't either.''

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