Browns safety Damarious Randall may have to dig deep into his wallet if the Cavaliers win the NBA championship. Randall has promised everyone on Twitter who retweeted the following that he will buy a jersey for them -- if Cleveland beats the Golden State Warriors in the Finals.
If the Cleveland Cavaliers win the 2018 NBA finals I'll buy everyone who retweet's this a jersey...— Damarious Randall (@RandallTime) May 29, 2018
The number of tweets has been growing fast. Tuesday morning, there were roughly 72,000, but as of early Wednesday morning, the number rose to over 600,000. At an average cost of $99.99 on the NFL Shop, he has committed to more than $60 million in jerseys.
Randall's promise was born out of his apparent support for Stephen Curry and the Warriors. Randall -- the Browns' new free safety, acquired from the Green Bay Packers in an offseason trade -- stirred up the hornet's nest that is Cleveland fandom by blatantly rooting for Golden State, to the point of almost taunting Cleveland fans on Twitter.
I'm glad the Cavs made it to the finals so I can watch Curry light that bitch up Game 3 & 4 😂😂🤷🏾♂️— Damarious Randall (@RandallTime) May 28, 2018
I'm courtside for game 3 & 4 ... 🤙🏾— Damarious Randall (@RandallTime) May 28, 2018
Though some fans understood Randall has no obligation to root for the Cleveland teams, others were not pleased.
1. Are u from California?— Matt Kirchner ($LTC $TRX) (@LIGBeyond) May 28, 2018
2. Is your family from california?
3. Have you lived in/gone to school in California?
4. Have you played with any team or player(s) associated with the golden state warriors?
just a front runner then. Same as every other GS fan. Leave Cleveland please
Damarious Randall's Cleveland fanbase love - 03/09/18 - 05/27/18. RIP. Cause of death: Self inflicted anti-Cleveland tweet. pic.twitter.com/JdMSoVSCd8— Josh Stefanow (@TheStefanow) May 28, 2018
One fan responded to the jersey post by saying "Zero chance he delivers." To which Randall responded:
100% chance 🤙🏾🤙🏾 https://t.co/ChKwjvHnT1— Damarious Randall (@RandallTime) May 29, 2018
Randall, who grew up in Pensacola, Florida, did tweet that LeBron James deserved the MVP award, and that he would have pulled for the Cavs if Houston had won the Western Conference finals. Now Randall's evidently going to have courtside seats for two NBA Finals games while cheering for Curry.