The Peoria Chiefs, a minor league affiliate of the Chicago Cubs, have added their names to the growing list of people poking fun at LeBron James‘ NBA Finals defeat.
The Single-A team announced that “the replica ring, which like LeBron’s is non-existent,” would be handed out to fans before the game on June 16 as a part of promotion honoring the 1990 Chicago Bulls.
The release also stated that “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,” further poking fun at James’ supposed inability to play when it matters — in the fourth quarter.
“We aren’t sure if the league will allow it,” Chiefs president Rocky Vonachen said. “But if LeBron doesn’t need to show up for the fourth, maybe we won’t either.”
The release said “fans will also have the opportunity to learn how to perform the Heimlich to prevent themselves or their colleagues from choking in a big situation.”
“Really this is just us getting back to the real world and waking up today and trying to solve our own personal problems,” Eric Obalil, the vice president of ticket sales, said, referencing James’ postgame comments following Game 6.
“All the people that was rooting on me to fail, at the end of the day they have to wake up tomorrow and have the same life that they had before they woke up today,” James said.