LeBron James got away from the pregame powder salute a couple of seasons ago. He announced through social media that it was coming back to his pregame routine, and he offered a simple explanation as to why that's the case at Heat training camp Wednesday.
James says that "my fans, they wanted it back. So I'm bringing it back."
— Associated Press
LeBron James #6 of the Miami Heat throws powder in the air before playing the New Orleans Hornets at the New Orleans Arena on November 5, 2010 in New Orleans, Louisiana.
Forward LeBron James #6 of the Miami Heat throws powder before a game against the Oklahoma City Thunder at Ford Center on January 30, 2011 in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma.
LeBron James #6 of the Miami Heat conducts his pre-game ritual of throwing powder in the air before the game against the Los Angeles Lakers on March 10, 2011 at American Airlines Arena in Miami, Florida.
LeBron James #6, Dwight Howard #12, Derrick Rose #1, Amar'e Stoudemire #1 and Dwyane Wade #3 of the Eastern Conference All-Stars throw powder in the air prior to facing the Western Conference All-Stars in the 2011 NBA All-Star Game at Staples Center on February 20, 2011 in Los Angeles, California.
LeBron James #6 of the U.S. Men's Senior National team blows powder towards the crowd prior to the game against Argentina during the men's semifinals basketball game at the 2008 Beijing Summer Olympics on August 22, 2008 at the Olympic Basketball Gymnasium in Beijing, China.
LeBron James #23 of the Cleveland Cavaliers throws talc powder into the air as part of his pregame ritual prior to the game against the Philadelphia 76ers on December 12, 2008 at Quicken Loans Arena in Cleveland, Ohio. The Cavaliers won 88-72.
LeBron James #23 of the Cleveland Cavaliers applies powder to his hands before the game against the Philadelphia 76ers on April 10, 2009 at the Wachovia Center in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.
LeBron James #23 of the Cleveland Cavaliers performs his pregame ritual of throwing talcum powder into the air prior to the game against the Indiana Pacers at Conseco Fieldhouse on January 29, 2010 in Indianapolis, Indiana.
The Miami Heat's LeBron James (6) throws powder into the air prior to tip off against the Charlotte Bobcats at Time Warner Cable Arena in Charlotte, North Carolina, on Friday, February 4, 2011. (Jeff Siner/Charlotte Observer/MCT via Getty Images)
The Miami Heat's Lebron James tosses powder in the air before action against the Cleveland Cavaliers at the AmericanAirlines Arena in Miami, Florida, on Tuesday, January 24, 2012. Miami topped Cleveland, 92-85. (David Santiago/Miami Herald/MCT via Getty Images)