CHICAGO — LeBron James dressed like a champion — a World Series champion.
James made good on a bet with close friend Dwyane Wade and showed up wearing a Chicago Cubs uniform before Friday night’s game between the Cleveland Cavaliers and Chicago Bulls.
Cleveland Cavaliers LeBron James wears a Chicago Cubs uniform as he walks from the team bus into the visitors locker room at the United Center in Chicago prior to a game against the Chicago Bulls on Friday, Dec. 2, 2016. Dwyane Wade bet James that his hometown Cubs would beat James' hometown Indians in the World Series, and the loser had to show up to the winner's home stadium wearing the winning baseball team's threads. Chris Sweda/Chicago Tribune @cubs #lebronjames @chicagobulls #bulls #chicagobulls @kingjames #toughluck
James made a friendly wager on the World Series between the Cleveland Indians and Cubs with his former Miami teammate Wade, a Chicago product who signed with his hometown team in the summer. The Cubs rallied from a 3-1 deficit to win their first championship since 1908.
It was quite a sight seeing James in a Cubs uniform on Friday. He wore a No. 23 Cubs jersey with “James” stitched across the back, a Cubs hat partially covered by a Cubbie-blue hoodie, pinstripe pants and long baseball socks.