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.