In his heart, LeBron James is a pleaser. He wants everybody to get along and be happy and think he's a swell guy. He is not so different from anybody else, really.

So, sure, he was kind of over the whole "tossing the powder in the air" part of his pregame ritual. That was something he did in his younger years, but that, you know, was a few years ago and new (stuff) has come to light ... man.

But the people want the powder toss, and The King will not deny them it.

"My fans, they wanted it back," he told the Associated press. "So I'm bringing it back."

And let the royal empire behold: The King is a man of his people.