In addition, the Peoria Chiefs will hand out 1 fan a "non-existent" NBA Finals MVP trophy and the Chiefs are petitioning the league to let them skip the 4th inning of the game. The full-press release and link are below:
Peoria, IL- The Peoria Chiefs have added a
LeBron James 2011 NBA Championship Replica Ring Giveaway to all fans on
Thursday June 16 to enhance the Salute to the 1990s Chicago Bulls
Championship Teams Night. The replica ring, which like LeBron's is
non-existent, will be handed out to all fans through the gates prior to
the 7:00 p.m. game against Wisconsin.
Throughout the night the Chiefs will be celebrating a true
champion, the 1991, 1992, 1993, 1996, 1997 and 1998 Chicago Bulls.
Despite having the greatest player of all time, the most decorated coach
in NBA history and two other Hall of Famers, the Bulls always played,
and won as a team. There will be video clips of the Bulls titles along
with audio highlights and trivia while the team will take the field to
"Sirius" by the Alan Parsons Project.
In addition to the LeBron replica ring, the Chiefs are
looking into whether or not the game can skip the fourth inning to honor
King James who took off the fourth quarter of every finals game.
"We aren't sure if the league will allow it," said team
President Rocky Vonachen. "But if LeBron doesn't need to show up for the
fourth, maybe we won't either."
One lucky fan will win a replica of James' 2011 Finals MVP
Award which he earned with his clutch fourth quarter play. Fans will
also have the opportunity to learn how to perform the Heimlich to
prevent themselves or their colleagues from choking in a big situation.
"Really this is just us getting back to the real world and
waking up today and trying to solve our own personal problems," said
Vice President of Ticket Sales Eric Obalil.
Well done, Peoria Chiefs. Well done.