Damarious Randall Has Already Backpedaled From The "Obvious Joke" That He'd Buy Everyone Who Retweeted Him A Jersey If The Cavaliers Won The Title
Fast forward three days....
USAToday- By Wednesday afternoon, Randall's tweet had been retweeted 869,000 times.
"Honestly, I didn't think it was going to get over 100," Randall said after practice. "I didn't think people were going to actually view that as a serious tweet from me. But obviously it got the whole world excited about it, and I mean now I'm actually excited about it. It is a great, great opportunity to interact with the fans and we're just going to watch the series and just see how everything folds out."
"I definitely didn't think it would go as viral as it did," the 25-year-old said. "I definitely didn't think the Cleveland fan base would go this crazy about it. Obviously, it was a joke, but just to know how passionate this fan base is, I mean, it's just really encouraging."
Randall wouldn't say he planned to pay off his promise if the Cavs win.
"We'll talk about this after the series is over," he said.
Well folks, we've just witnessed history, and by that I am not referring to the record number of retweets (now at well over seven figures) that Damarious Randall got for his 'all risk, no reward' vote of confidence in the Golden State Warriors. Instead, I'm talking about the record amount of basketball not played between the time someone went from doubting LeBron James, to doubling down on that doubt, to self-doubting their original doubt. Zero seconds. Not even a lost tip-off.
Now granted, I'm sure the hundreds of millions of dollars he would have unofficially owed played a part in a preemptive backpedal that was even unbelievably quick for an NFL defensive back. After all, it suspiciously only turned into a "joke" (that was more unfunny than obvious) when the Browns' safety apparently became the last person on the internet to learn that the people there enjoy both free shit and making successful people look stupid with the click of a button. Even without taking into account that he went against the pride of Cleveland while employed by their red-headed step-child, that number was guaranteed to be astronomically large.
That said, considering the innumerable amount of people that have had to swallow their words and empty their wallets following the thankless quest of questioning the most dominant athlete on the planet, it's still impressive to own an award-winning amount of fickleness in regards to LeBron James. Biggest underdog in the history of the NBA Finals, and a professional athlete already made sure to renounce his off-the-books bet against them for no other reason than how goddamn frightening it would be to, even hypothetically, have your entire net worth banked against the best basketball player ever. Just goes to show that while LeBron more than likely won't win, he's the only person in the league who could show up with a dumpster strapped to his back and it still wouldn't be worth it to gamble against him.