Peoria Chiefs hand out invisible rings

Updated: June 17, 2011, 4:36 PM ET
Associated Press

PEORIA, Ill. -- Even the Peoria Chiefs are poking fun at LeBron James.


The Chicago Cubs' Class A affiliate in Illinois held a LeBron James NBA Championship Replica Ring Giveaway at Thursday night's game. The replica rings, like a Miami Heat championship, don't exist.

Before the event, the Chiefs had also joked that they hoped to skip the fourth inning of Thursday's game against the Wisconsin Timber Rattlers to "honor" James. James was criticized for his poor performance in the fourth quarter of games during the NBA Finals against Dallas.

The Chiefs showed up for the fourth inning, but still lost their game 2-0.

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