Will LeBron do the powder toss in Cleveland Thursday? “Probably.”


UPDATE 4:11 pm: Expanding on his thoughts to our own Ira Winderman of the Sun Sentinel (via twitter), James said he probably will do the chalk toss.

“I probably will. That’s a ritual for myself.”

2: 21 pm: It’s LeBron James’ iconic signature — throwing the powdered rosin into the air by the scorer’s table before the game.

In Cleveland it was the image on the 10-story “We Are All Witnesses” billboard across from Quicken Loans Arena. But the rosin toss, like his talents, went with LeBron to Miami.

When the Heat come and James returns to Cleveland Thursday, will James do the rosin toss he has done on the road at every other stop? He doesn’t know, he told Tim Reynolds of the Associated Press (via twitter).

“I probably will … I don’t know. We’ll see. I may change.”

Dwyane Wade told Ira Winderman of the Sun Sentinel (via twitter) that James had better do it. Wade said if James doesn’t he might do it instead.

A thousand miles away, former Cavalier Shaquille O’Neal was talking about it to Jason Lloyd of the Akron Beacon Journal (via twitter).

“I’m anxious to see if he’s going to do the powder thing…. I’m anxious to see him do the powder s—. We have bets he won’t do it.”

That and how Clevelanders react to James are going to probably be more interesting than the game itself Thursday night.