Peoria Chiefs plan LeBron James 'ring' giveaway

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

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

The Chiefs also said they hoped to skip the fourth inning of Thursday's game against the Wisconsin Timber Rattlers to "honor" James, who was criticized for his poor performance in the fourth quarter of games during the NBA finals against Dallas.

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."