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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: Dec 10, 2008
Posted on: August 24, 2011 12:41 pm
 

Lions WR Nate Burleson mocks LeBron/Cleveland

Way to go Nate!



Since: Dec 20, 2006
Posted on: August 24, 2011 12:33 pm
 

Lions WR Nate Burleson mocks LeBron/Cleveland

When in the 2 seconds before he did it did the dawg pound "talk about his momma"? It was obvioulsy planned, completely stupid to do in ANY game much less an f-in PRE-SEASON game. Not to mention, your team stinks and you've never been anything but a mediocre at best WR. So dumb.



Since: Aug 24, 2011
Posted on: August 24, 2011 12:29 pm
 

Lions WR Nate Burleson mocks LeBron/Cleveland

Burleson is a stud from an extremely prolific sports family who, after an amazing TD grab, took a poke at the punks in the Pound. Nice. Oh, and Calgary, for the uneducated, is similar to many U.S. cities ... except we all have jobs and money.



Since: Jun 18, 2008
Posted on: August 24, 2011 11:58 am
 

Lions WR Nate Burleson mocks LeBron/Cleveland

I guess Nate Burleson has gotta do something to seem relevant.  First off, where does he get off attempting to insult another city's professional sports teams seeing as he was born and raised in Calgary? Next, remember that he plays for the Detroit Lions - perhaps one of two NFL franchises that has been worse than the Browns in the past decade or so.  And finally, Burleson is a moron - anyone who plans celebration dances FOR THE PRE-SEASON should be kicked out of the league on the grounds of principle. 



Since: Sep 10, 2007
Posted on: August 24, 2011 11:48 am
 

Lions WR Nate Burleson mocks LeBron/Cleveland

I Lions player mocking anyboby or any place is pretty funny. As always, the best advice was a quote "consider the source" from Jim Bouton's book.



Since: May 24, 2008
Posted on: August 24, 2011 10:30 am
 

Lions WR Nate Burleson mocks LeBron/Cleveland

<blockquote class="QuoteMessage">Thats awesome.......F  LeBron!</blockquote>

Its a shot at Cleveland not LeBron FYI<br />




Since: Sep 17, 2007
Posted on: August 24, 2011 9:47 am
 

Lions WR Nate Burleson mocks LeBron/Cleveland

I'm setting the over-under on how much the No Fun League will fine Burleson at $10K.



Since: May 8, 2007
Posted on: August 24, 2011 9:41 am
 

Lions WR Nate Burleson mocks LeBron/Cleveland

INCORRECT 1991


bluegray213
Since: Dec 21, 2007
Posted on: August 24, 2011 9:21 am
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Since: Sep 20, 2007
Posted on: August 24, 2011 9:01 am
 

Lions WR Nate Burleson mocks LeBron/Cleveland

But here's the sad thing about the NFL:  if these two teams met again and TJ Ward put him to sleep on a crossing route & then did a celebration of his own, TJ would not only be flagged for taunting, he'd be relieved of his paycheck. 


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