Akron Rubber Ducks host LeBron James Celebration, retire #23

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AKRON, Ohio - The Akron Rubber Ducks celebrated their hometown's king Monday evening, as they hosted a LeBron James Celebration.

The team honored Akron native James, who recently announced that  he has signed a contract with the LA Lakers.

That aside, The Rubber Ducks say that Akron will always be his home. To honor him, the team retired #23, with a jersey on Canal Park's outfield wall.

The celebration also featured the GOAT burger, a LeBron career highlight video, the return of the "chalk cam" and will offer a special LeBron James Celebration t-shirt.

"LeBron James' greatness on the basketball court is unquestioned, but his commitment to his hometown of Akron is what really makes him a 'legend'," said RubberDucks General Manager Jim Pfander in a release. "We felt there was no better way to honor someone who has had such a positive impact than retiring his number in Canal Park for fans to see for generations."

The Rubber Ducks are the Double-A affiliate of the Cleveland Indians. 

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