Nate Burleson became a hero to sports fans everywhere over the weekend with a nifty preseason touchdown celebration. This is easily the coolest thing he’s ever done (:30 mark):
“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.”
Save the Jordan celebration for the regular season, Nate. Might I suggest at home against Chicago in October on Monday Night Football? Nice stage to pay homage to the best.