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Lions WR Nate Burleson mocks LeBron/Cleveland

Posted on: August 23, 2011 5:40 pm
 
Posted by Royce Young

It might just be the preseason, but Lions wideout was fully prepared to bust out regular season quality touchdown celebration material. Against the Browns with the game in Cleveland, Burleson reeled in a pretty impressive touchdown catch from Matthew Stafford in the first quarter.

But with it being the preseason, that's not what anyone will remember. What they will remember, was Burleson's touchdown celebration. He did LeBron's powder toss right in front of the Dawg Pound. Oh no he di'nt.



Said Burleson after the game:

“It was a LeBron thing,” Burleson explained today. “I wasn’t going to do it. See, I had a plan. I had two celebrations planned. I was going to catch the ball, get up, do the shot by (Michael) Jordan (against the Cleveland Cavaliers in the 1989 NBA playoffs) and the three pumps. I’ve got it all down. I’ve seen it like a million times.

“But then when I got in the end zone, I was waiting for the ref, and then when I looked at the crowd, the Dawg Pound went crazy. They were cussing me out, talking about my momma, so I was like forget that. Where’s the powder at. Voom.”

Not gonna lie, the Jordan shot over Ehlo would've been WAY cooler, but there's no doubt that the LeBron wound is a bit more fresh and I'm sure a bit more biting. And like Burleson said, with Browns' fans giving him their best shot, he definitely wanted to bring out his best rebuttal And with Cleveland, LeBron's a pretty good rebuttal.

For shame the two teams don't play again this year. But maybe that's for the best for Cleveland. Because sadly for them, Burleson's still got quite a bit of material to choose from.

Via The Big Lead
Comments

Since: Jul 23, 2011
Posted on: August 24, 2011 7:40 am
 

Lions WR Nate Burleson mocks LeBron/Cleveland

An element of sports that makes it great is the fun aspect and Burleson was obviously having fun with the Cleveland fans.  Given that there are few bigger jokes than Lebron, the hoopster who would be taken seriously, it was a fair shot across the Dog Pound's bow.  



Since: Oct 7, 2006
Posted on: August 24, 2011 7:36 am
 

Lions WR Nate Burleson mocks LeBron/Cleveland

Thats awesome.......F  LeBron!



Since: Jan 5, 2007
Posted on: August 24, 2011 6:11 am
 

Lions WR Nate Burleson mocks LeBron/Cleveland

lmao @ the fact this made news. 



Since: Nov 28, 2006
Posted on: August 24, 2011 5:47 am
 

Lions WR Nate Burleson mocks LeBron/Cleveland

You are a mental midget! Because Cleveland has not won a championship since 64, the fans should sit quietly and not talk trash? Maybe you shouldn't post until you have something intelligent to say?



Since: Aug 5, 2008
Posted on: August 24, 2011 5:45 am
 

Lions WR Nate Burleson mocks LeBron/Cleveland

the lions have won a playoff game more recent than the '50s. they have never been a playoff powerhouse, but back in the barry sanders era they made the NFC championship. so i think its more like like '90s.



Since: Aug 24, 2011
Posted on: August 24, 2011 2:15 am
 

Lions WR Nate Burleson mocks LeBron/Cleveland

I'm pretty sure they have the right that all spectators and fans do and that's the right to root for their team and boo and heckle the opposition.  I don't care if my team is down 72-0, there's no way I'm going to cheer an opposing teams good play.  That's part of being a good, loyal sports fan.  Talking trash on the other team, no matter what, is a staple in sports.



Since: May 11, 2007
Posted on: August 24, 2011 1:43 am
 

Lions WR Nate Burleson mocks LeBron/Cleveland

the Lions last won a playoff game in the 1950's, correct?



Since: Apr 15, 2008
Posted on: August 24, 2011 12:53 am
 

Lions WR Nate Burleson mocks LeBron/Cleveland

The Detroit Lions are so much better huh?



Since: Oct 20, 2006
Posted on: August 24, 2011 12:15 am
 

Lions WR Nate Burleson mocks LeBron/Cleveland

Cleveland is a joke....haven't won a professional championship since 1964. So what right does the "dawg pound" have to talk trash???


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