Perhaps one of the biggest stories flying under the radar this postseason is the fact that the Miami Heat's LeBron James has suddenly decided to abandon his notorious pre-game powder toss at the scorer's table.
It may seem trivial to some, but this act by James has become a symbol that many have come to associate with James. Heat fans couldn't wait until the first toss as a member of the Heat. The basketball universe wondered if James would once again go through his pre-game ritual in his first return back to Cleveland as a member of the Miami Heat.
James continued this tradition all year long with the Heat until last week's game one against the Boston Celtics. There are still many who don't know about it.
I didn't find out about it until I was in attendance at game two and eagerly awaiting witnessing another King James toss. When he just slapped the powder on his hands and skipped the fancy stuff, my brother and I looked at each other, both wondering the same thing, "What? Where's the powder toss?"
Well, apparently James has abandoned this ritual because he "wants to be more focused on the task at hand". As a Heat fan, you have to like this. It shows his effort and willingess to do whatever it takes to succeed, even if it means changing a ritual that had become an iconic part of his illustrious basketball career.
However, at the same time you have to wonder how much a powder toss can really affect his focus on the game.
If the Heat do in fact bury the Celtics, will the powder toss be no more for good, or will James revert back to his old ways? I guess we have to wait and see.
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