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LeBron James gives power to the Cleveland Cavaliers fans

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The Cleveland Cavaliers are a week away from starting their newest and most anticipated NBA season ever.

Despite all the decisions that have been made in Cleveland during the off-season with regards players, trades and 10 story banners, there is one left to be decided.

It unsurprisingly surrounds LeBron James and a tradition that Cleveland's prodigal son kept with him during his four years away with the Miami Heat.

LeBron has a pre-game ritual of tossing chalk up in the air before taking to the court but the question now raises, will he do it now with the Cavaliers?

LeBron will either bring the tradition with him to Cleveland or leave it behind and a part of the Miami Heat's number six wearing legacy of LeBron James.

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Well as normal with LeBron, he is not keeping the decision quite and is in fact passing the fate of his pre-game ritual to the Cavaliers fans.

"I'm going to let the fans decide and see what they think. If they want me to, I will do it." - LeBron James

It seemed earlier in the summer that LeBron wasn't in any doubt that the chalk would be coming with him to Cleveland after putting a video on Instagram.

However it now appears that LeBron will be leaving it in the hands of the Cleveland fans on social media.

Given that the image of LeBron's chalk was used on his return home posters, I think its fairly safe to say that the Cavaliers nation will vote yes for #23.

Chalk or not

It is probably fair to say that most NBA fans wouldn't predict anyone other than the Cavaliers hoisting up the NBA Championship at the end of the upcoming season.

So the question of LeBron's chalk bringing good luck to the Cavaliers may be mute as it is more likely to be his, Kevin Love's and Kyrie Irving's ability on the court which will decide Cleveland's fate next year.

Cleveland start the season next Friday hosting the New York Knicks before a four game road trip to Chicago Bulls, Portland Trail Blazers, Utah Jazz and Denver Nuggets.

All eyes will be on their first game to see the NBA's new big three link up for the first time but their first big challenge will come in that game with the Bulls.

The Bulls, like the Cavaliers are expected to have a big year and that match will be their first big test.

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