Other than that, Mr. Randall, how are issues entering into Cleveland?
Damarious Randall, the free security acquired by the Browns in a commerce with the Packers in March, acquired off on the mistaken foot with residents of The Land, who don’t take kindly to criticism of any of their sports activities groups. It’s quaint, actually, and it simply could price Randall a bundle of cash.
Shortly earlier than midnight Monday night time, Randall was feeling chesty in regards to the Golden State Warriors’ advance to the NBA Finals, the place they’ll play the Cleveland Cavaliers. He even laughed at Tyrod Taylor rooting for the Cavs now.
So chesty was he, actually, that he allowed his thumbs to tweet a promise to “buy everyone who retweets this a jersey …”
Well, who can’t use a recent jersey? Evidently everyone as a result of his little remark has been retweeted over 153,000 occasions (as of 1:30 p.m. Eastern; the quantity retains rising and rising). Given that the Cavs’ web site has genuine jerseys going for a max of $200 a pop, meaning he’d be out one thing simply north of $30 million. Gulp. Of course, there may be a superb likelihood all this works out ultimately for the Pensacola, Fla., native, who has a four-year, $7.9 million contract with the Browns. He does have Vegas on his facet.
The metropolis’s Westgate sportsbook has the Cavs a +650 cash line underdogs (wager $100 to win $650) in opposition to the Warriors this yr, the longest odds a James crew has confronted in his 9 NBA Finals appearances. The earlier excessive was his first Finals journey in 2007, when James’s Cavaliers had been +350 underdogs in opposition to the San Antonio Spurs, who swept Cleveland in 4 video games. In his 9 journeys to the NBA Finals, James’s groups have opened as favorites solely twice: The Miami Heat was a -220 favourite to win in 2013, and it did, whereas Miami entered the 2011 Finals as a -175 favourite, shedding to the Dallas Mavericks in six video games.
Overall, James’s groups are Three-5 within the NBA Finals and final yr the Cavs misplaced to the Warriors in 5 video games.
The Warriors are listed as -1000 cash line favorites to beat the Cavs of their fourth straight Finals assembly (wager $1,000 to win $100), which equates to an implied likelihood of round 91 p.c, in keeping with The Post’s Matt Bonesteel. And, to high it off, Golden State is the most important NBA Finals favourite in at the least the final 16 years, per historic information compiled by SportsOddsHistory.com.
But what if the Cavs can pull this off? Randall put an finish to 1 consumer’s suggestion that there was “zero chance he delivers” with a fast, “100% chance” reply 5 minutes later.
Come September, he guarantees all this shall be forgotten.
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