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UCF Police evacuate building after student imitates LeBron James' powder toss

Police even posted on Twitter that the student was wearing James No. 6 jersey worn during his four-year stay with the Heat.


Kahron Spearman


Per multiple reports, a University of Central Florida building was evacuated Wednesday after a student imitated Cleveland Cavaliers star LeBron James' famous pregame 'chalk toss.' 

Though it was likely a joke, as the man wore James' No. 6 jersey from his Miami days, the incident has been treated a hazardous material situation.

Per A.J. Perez of USA Today (h/t Bleacher Report) UCF Police Department chief Richard Beary justified the determination to evacuate the building.

We think it was some kind of stunt ... but unfortunately, with the current threat situation the way it is, our fire partners are treating it as a hazmat situation. We are in the process of doing that.

Richard Beary
UCF Police Department chief

Adrienne Cutway of News 6 in Orlando, Florida, per a witness, says the man shouted, "I'm taking my talents elsewhere. I'm going to Miami," while throwing the powder - which turned out to be baby formula.

It's a reference to James infamously announcing on live TV in 2010 that he would be "taking [his] talents to South Beach" after picking Miami in free agency.

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