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LeBron James excited about getting championship ring and Indians in the World Series

‘It’s pretty special’

The Cleveland Indians are in the World Series, and Cleveland Cavalier LeBron James couldn’t be happier.

On Thursday, James said he’s looking forward to receiving his NBA championship ring next Tuesday, the same night the Indians will host a World Series game.

“From a fan’s perspective, is there any better way? Maybe have an ice cream truck outside of both arenas at the same time, as well. It’s great,” James said. “It’s pretty special.”

The Cavaliers snapped the city of Cleveland’s 52-year title drought after defeating the Golden State Warriors in the 2016 NBA Finals.

The Indians are in the World Series for the first time since 1997. They sealed the deal Wednesday after a 3-0 win over the Toronto Blue Jays, taking the American League Championship Series, 4-1. They will face the Los Angeles Dodgers or the Chicago Cubs.

The Cubs are just one win away from heading to the World Series, a trip they haven’t made since 1945. On Thursday, the Cubs emerged to beat the Dodgers, 8-4, to take a 3-2 lead in the National League Championship Series (NLCS). The Dodgers are looking to advance to the World Series, and end their 28-year title drought, when they head to Chicago on Saturday with chance to force a deciding Game 7 in the NLCS.

The Cubs and Indians have never faced off in the World Series and have gone a combined 176 years without winning a World Series title.

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Kelley Evans is a general editor at The Undefeated. She is a food passionista, helicopter mom and an unapologetic southerner who spends every night with the cast of The Young and the Restless by way of her couch.