The Akron RubberDucks, the Double-A affiliate of the Cleveland Indians, celebrated the return of LeBron James a little bit differently than most within the Akron area. They introduced a new burger to their "Extreme Foods" menu. Behold the "Return of the King Burger."
The burger is a 4-ounce patty with Boursin cheese, a king crab meat blend, and a wine and gold slaw.
The RubberDucks, who sit in second place in the Eastern League Western Division, introduced their burger against the Erie SeaWolves. They have yet to win a game since the burger has been introduced. Are too many RubberDucks celebrating the return of the greatest athlete to come out of Ohio with one too many Return of the King Burgers?
LeBron announced his decision last week before flying to Brazil to take in the World Cup final. Since then, he has flown to Lexington, Kentucky, to watch his son, LeBron James Jr., play a basketball game, (which was also watched by Kentucky coach John Calipari) and flown to China to promote basketball and play some piano with Chinese pianist Lang Lang.
When he does return back home, he will find banners and billboards aligning the streets all across town welcoming him back. His jerseys will be scattered throughout Cleveland, Cincinnati, Akron and virtually ever other Ohio suburb. And there will be at least one meaty, calorie-infused, artery-clogging burger fit for a king waiting for him.