WATCH: LeBron James pumps up Indians crowd for Game 2

By Jesse Reed
Jun 22, 2016; Cleveland, OH, USA; Cleveland Cavaliers forward LeBron James (23) talks to the crowd during the Cleveland Cavaliers NBA championship celebration in downtown Cleveland. Mandatory Credit: Ken Blaze-USA TODAY Sports

Already up one game to none over the Boston Red Sox, the Cleveland Indians got an extra boost before Game 2 of the ALDS Friday evening. LeBron James showed up to pump the crowd up with a pre-game rally.

A Cleveland legend, James and the Cleveland Cavaliers won an NBA title for the city this past spring, overcoming a 3-1 deficit to take down the mighty Golden State Warriors.

The Indians surely hope some of that good fortune rubs off on them this October. It’s been a long, long time since the Indians won the World Series — all the way back to 1948.