Joey Votto makes like LeBron and does chalk toss, to Reds fans’ delight

Joey Votto took a page from the King James bible before the Reds took on the Cleveland Indians in Goodyear, Arizona, Saturday afternoon. 

The Cincinnati first baseman paid homage to his fellow Ohio athlete with this high-spirited impression of Cleveland Cavaliers star LeBron James’ signature chalk toss, to the Cactus League players and fans’ utter delight: 

Wooo! Baseball #KingJames #RedsST

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And that exuberant entrance apparently worked: The Reds came from behind to beat fellow Buckeye State denizens the Cleveland Indians, 7-4.