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Akron planning day to honor LeBron

Posted May 28 2010 3:34PM

CLEVELAND (AP) -- LeBron James, Akron's greatest export this side of rubber tires, is being honored with an event in his hometown.

The NBA's two-time MVP will be recognized on June 19 at "LeBron Appreciation Day" in the University of Akron's InfoCision Stadium. The celebration is aimed at convincing James to re-sign with the Cavaliers in July, when he is eligible to become a free agent.

Akron community and civic leaders, including Mayor Don Plusquellic, are scheduled to participate in the free event for James with a goal "to bring together as many people as possible to send a unified message of support to our hometown hero LeBron James."

It is not yet known if James will attend.

The 25-year-old James will hold his annual bike-a-thon in Akron in August.

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