Damarious Randall Promises to Buy Millions in Jerseys If Cavaliers Beat Warriors

Kyle Newport@@KyleNewportFeatured ColumnistMay 29, 2018

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It's been just under three months since the Green Bay Packers traded Damarious Randall to the Cleveland Browns, but the cornerback already has plenty of pride in his new city.

The Cleveland Cavaliers advanced to the 2018 NBA Finals by defeating the Boston Celtics in Game 7 of the Eastern Conference Finals on Sunday, and the Golden State Warriors followed suit by knocking off the Houston Rockets in the Western Conference Finals' Game 7 on Monday.

With the stage for the latest chapter of the rivalry set, Randall decided to make things interesting:

Damarious Randall @RandallTime

If the Cleveland Cavaliers win the 2018 NBA finals I’ll buy everyone who retweet’s this a jersey...

Within the first 12 hours of the tweet's existence, there were more than 90,000 retweets. That means, as of now, he is on the hook for roughly more than $9 million in jerseys, with jerseys averaging $99.99 a pop.

Given Randall—a former first-round pick entering his fourth season—is still playing under his rookie contract, not everyone believes he will put his money where his mouth is:

ClevelandStrikesBack @ClevStrikesBack

Zero chance he delivers. https://t.co/8769bdgzXK

The 25-year-old doubled down:

Damarious Randall @RandallTime

100% chance 🤙🏾🤙🏾 https://t.co/ChKwjvHnT1

To top it off, Michael Rubin, a Philadelphia 76ers co-owner and the owner of Fanatics apparel, offered to help Randall:

Michael Rubin @MichaelGRubin

Good news @RandallTime - I’ll give you the jerseys at wholesale!!! Just saved you over 14 million $$$ #fanatics #damariousrandall #browns #CavsVsWarriors #NBAFinals https://t.co/kBaaMQrAv9

Golden State has won two of the three Finals showdowns between the two teams, losing only in 2016 after grabbing a 3-1 series lead. The Warriors cruised to victory in five games last season in their first year with Kevin Durant.

Randall earned a lot of fans—both in Cleveland and with Golden State haters everywhere—with his offer. However, given the Cavaliers are the biggest Finals underdogs in more than a decade, perhaps he is banking on not having to pay up.


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