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Dust fuss: Cavaliers star LeBron James says he hasn't abandoned his pregame chalk toss ritual

  • FILE - In this Jan. 2, 2010, file photo, Cleveland Cavaliers' LeBron James throws powder into the air before an NBA basketball game against the New Jersey Nets in East Rutherford, N.J. Although he’s skipped a popular pregame ritual lately in which he scoops talcum powder off the scorer's table and throws it into the air above his head, the Cavaliers star said Tuesday, Dec. 2, 2014, he hasn't completely abandoned the routine. (AP Photo/Bill Kostroun, File)

    FILE - In this Jan. 2, 2010, file photo, Cleveland Cavaliers' LeBron James throws powder into the air before an NBA basketball game against the New Jersey Nets in East Rutherford, N.J. Although he’s skipped a popular pregame ritual lately in which he scoops talcum powder off the scorer's table and throws it into the air above his head, the Cavaliers star said Tuesday, Dec. 2, 2014, he hasn't completely abandoned the routine. (AP Photo/Bill Kostroun, File)  (The Associated Press)

  • FILE - In this Dec. 25, 2008, file photo, fans toss confetti to mimic Cleveland Cavaliers' LeBron James's pre-game chalk toss before an NBA basketball game against the Washington Wizards in Cleveland. Although he’s skipped a popular pregame ritual lately in which he scoops talcum powder off the scorer's table and throws it into the air above his head, the Cavaliers star said Tuesday, Dec. 2, 2014,  he hasn't completely abandoned the routine. (AP Photo/Mark Duncan, File)

    FILE - In this Dec. 25, 2008, file photo, fans toss confetti to mimic Cleveland Cavaliers' LeBron James's pre-game chalk toss before an NBA basketball game against the Washington Wizards in Cleveland. Although he’s skipped a popular pregame ritual lately in which he scoops talcum powder off the scorer's table and throws it into the air above his head, the Cavaliers star said Tuesday, Dec. 2, 2014, he hasn't completely abandoned the routine. (AP Photo/Mark Duncan, File)  (The Associated Press)

LeBron James hasn't tossed his chalk toss.

Although he's skipped a popular pregame ritual lately in which he scoops talcum powder off the scorer's table and throws it into the air above his head, the Cavaliers star said Tuesday he hasn't completely abandoned the routine.

James said following the Cavs' morning shootaround that he wonders why there was such a fuss about the dust.

James said as the Cavs prepare to face Milwaukee that he doesn't know where the impression came from. He says "it's just another story."

When it was pointed out he hasn't done it for a few games, James smiled and said, "cool," before ending his interview.

James asked fans to vote on Twitter if he should resume his chalk toss before the season opener. He took it with him to Miami in 2010 but stopped doing it.