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:
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.
“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.”
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