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Joey Votto may play for that other Ohio baseball team, but that doesn’t mean he can’t pay tribute to Cavaliers star LeBron James.

The Reds first baseman faced a spring training crowd on Saturday with some chalk in his hands and tossed it up in the air like James so famously does.

The King Votto chalk toss #RedsST

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The Reds won two games on Saturday.

– Kenny Ducey

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