On Instagram over the weekend, LeBron James suggested his chalk toss routine would accompany him back to Cleveland, posting NBA 2K video of the pregame ritual he borrowed from Michael Jordan as a member of the Cavaliers last decade, and Northeast Ohioans are apparently pretty amped about it.
Two brides — one in Cleveland and another in Akron — not only allowed the chalk toss to be incorporated into their wedding introductions, but actively participated, which is a big deal if you've ever talked to a bride about her wedding. The area's LeBron excitement has officially reached defcon levels.
We'll start in Cleveland, where Brian Perk flashed the Money Manziel as the newly anointed Mrs. Perk tosses chalk. Never has there been more to celebrate in the Metropolis of the Western Reserve.
Meanwhile, in LeBron's native Akron, an entire wedding party gets in on the action, tossing chalk to Diddy's somewhat NSFW "Coming Home" featuring Skylar Grey in homage to LeBron's SI announcement.
Groom Thomas Lawver unleashed an epic triple fist pump that warrants another look.
Cleveland: So hot right now. Congratulations to everyone — especially these four newlyweds — in The Land, as LeBron dubbed it when the Kevin Love trade became official. You know your town has arrived when brides don't mind covering their wedding dresses and carefully cropped hairdos in chalk dust.
Well, that and Spurs coach Gregg Popovich walking your streets, posing for pictures and willingly telling folks, "The Cavs are going to be really, really good this year."