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New York Yankees use LeBron James to troll the Cleveland Indians

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The New York Yankees are at it again.

If you recall, the Major League Baseball team is coming off a huge comeback win over the Minnesota Twins in thrilling American League Wild Card play-in game on Tuesday night.

With the momentum on their side, they are clearly feeling good about themselves and are confident.

So confident that they decided that it was a good time to taunt their opponent, the AL's top dog in the Cleveland Indians. Prior to their American League Division Series Game 1, the Yankees' official Twitter account decided to troll the Indians on Thursday.

The game will air on FOX Sports 1. You have to give the Major League Baseball team some credit, they nailed it.

Keep in mind that the photo that they used is a decade old as it was taken during the 2007 ALDS when the Yankees met the Indians in Ohio.

Lebron, who an Akron-native, grew up rooting for the Yankees, though he's since backed the Indians as their success has risen over the past few years. James has gone on record by saying he’s still a Yankees fan after all these years despite his recent rallying for the Indians.

In a past interview, James opened up on his fandom. Here's what LeBron had to say about his baseball allegiances last October during the Indians' run to the World Series:

"I'm a supporter of winners," James said, via the New York Post. "As a kid growing up, I needed the inspiration to get out of the situation I was in. I loved the Bulls, Cowboys and loved the Yankees. Those are winning franchises. I liked them because they gave me hope of being a winner. That's part of the reason I loved those teams, but I definitely support what the Indians are doing right now."

What will be interesting to wait and see who James is pulling for this time around. It would be pretty bold on his part if he turned his back on his hometown again by siding and routing for the Yankees.

You could make the argument that he should back the Indians considering that it is his hometown and he plays for the cities basketball team. It's probably a tough look if he doesn't back the fellow Cleveland squad publicly despite rooting for the Yankees in his heart.

Make no mistake about it, the Indians having its best and most influential athlete used against them is a tough break for the city.

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