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LeBron James, Cavs teammates fire up crowd before Indians’ playoff game

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Cleveland Cavaliers’ Lebron James speaks to fans before Game 2 of baseball’s American League Division Series between the Cleveland Indians and the Boston Red Sox, Friday, Oct. 7, 2016, in Cleveland. (AP Photo/Aaron Josefczyk)


Maybe a little playoff luck will rub off on the Tribe.

Last June LeBron James ended Cleveland’s 52-year title drought — with a little help from his friends — when the Cavaliers came back from 3-1 down to beat the Golden State Warriors. Now the Indians are at home for their first-round playoff showdown with the Boston Red Sox, and before Game 2 Friday LeBron, J.R. Smith, and a few other Cavaliers came out to fire up the crowd.

LeBron — the hometown kid from Akron, although he has said in the past he’s a Yankee’s fan — and the Cavs had already done a good luck video for the Indians.

So far so good. As of this writing, Cleveland was on the verge of going up 2-0 in the best-of-five series.