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LeBron James’ #23 Jersey Retired at Canal Park During Rubberducks ‘LeBron James Celebration’

LeBron James was nowhere to be found in his hometown of Akron on Monday night, but that didn’t stop the Indians Double-A team the Akron Rubberducks from retiring his number at Canal Park during what they billed as a ‘LeBron James Celebration.’

In honor of James, who left the Cavs and Cleveland to play for the Lakers in early July, the Rubberducks put a #23 jersey on Canal Park’s outfield wall.

Here’s the ceremony to celebrate the event.

“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.”

Matt Loede has been a part of the Cleveland Sports Media for over 21 years, with experience covering Major League Baseball, National Basketball Association, the National Football League and even high school and college events. He has been a part of the Cleveland Indians coverage since the opening of Jacobs/Progressive Field in 1994, and spent two and a half years covering the team for 92.3 The Fan, and covers them daily for Associated Press Radio. You can follow Matt on Twitter HERE.

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