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The Akron RubberDucks Have Made A Burger In LeBron James’ Honor

Mandatory Credit: David Richard-USA TODAY Sports

After four years of taking over the world with the Miami Heat, LeBron James decided this summer that he’s heading back to Cleveland to play for his hometown team, the Cavaliers. It’s a much needed break for the Cavaliers, who only won 97 games and lost 215 in his absence, and with it they are hoping to build a title contender again and bring Cleveland its first championship in over 50 years.

For all those reasons, it’s easy to see why LeBron’s return means a lot to the state of Ohio. After all, he’s the best basketball player in the world and he’s leaving a big market team for a small market team in the hope of bringing them something they’ve been dying to see for years. It is a sacrifice, though, seeing as he’s leaving a team that has made it to four straight NBA Finals for one that is young and very inexperienced. Nevertheless, that sacrifice comes with some perks, and in LeBron’s case it means having a burger made in his honor.

According to the Akron Beacon Journal, Akron’s minor league baseball team, the RubberDucks, have added a new burger to their Extreme Foods menu, called Return Of The King Burger. It’s a four-ounce patty stacked with Boursin cheese, wine and gold slaw (Cavaliers colors, duh!) and a king crab meat blend. It hit the stands on July 18th and is being sold for $8.50.

The perks of returning home!

Scott Rafferty