New Browns defensive back Damarious Randall might be Cleveland’s favorite non-LeBron athlete if he ends up losing the bet he made against the Cavaliers.
Randall, who appears to be a Warriors fan, tweeted after Golden State’s win on Monday that he’d buy a jersey for everyone who retweeted the tweet. As of this writing, it’s up over 500,000 retweets.
At $100 for an authentic jersey—plus shipping!—from the official NBA store, that works out to well over $50 million if Randall’s Warriors happen to blow it. That’s a big bill to foot for a guy who’s scheduled to make just $1.09 million this season. Even his guaranteed 2019 salary of $9.07 million wouldn’t come close to covering it.
But 76ers co-owner Michael Rubin, who owns Fanatics, offered Randall a wholesale discount.
"I love when athletes engage with fans in fun and creative ways, so if Damarious is serious about the idea, I’d love to have Fanatics support him so he’s not paying for his everything on his own," Rubin told SI.com in a statement.
If the wholesale price is still too expensive, Randall he could always try to defray the cost by getting everyone knockoff CVAS jerseys from China.