Damarious Randall had better hope he doesn’t bet like a Brown.

After all, the last time a member of the Browns publicly issued a guarantee based on the outcome of sporting events, coach Hue Jackson ended up bound for Lake Erie.

Randall has put himself out on a limb anyway. The safety is an unabashed Golden State Warriors fan who’s so confident his favorite professional basketball team will defeat LeBron James and the Cavaliers that he made a bold proclamation late Monday night.

“If the Cleveland Cavaliers win the 2018 NBA finals I’ll buy everyone who retweet’s this a jersey,” Randall wrote on Twitter after the Warriors beat the Houston Rockets 101-92 in Game 7 of the Western Conference finals.

Five minutes later, after a fan tweeted there’s “zero chance” Randall will deliver, the trade acquisition from the Green Bay Packers tweeted there is a “100 percent chance” he’ll make good on his promise should the Cavaliers prevail.

As of 8 p.m. Tuesday, Randall’s vow had been retweeted more than 481,000 times.

Randall didn’t specify the type of jerseys he would purchase — Cavaliers, Browns or another team — or the quality. The cheapest adult-sized jerseys on the Cavaliers’ website are $89.99, and $49.99 on the Browns’ website. Even if Randall could get 481,000 jerseys for $25 apiece in a bulk deal, it would cost him $12.025 million, excluding taxes and any other fees.

Randall, 25, is scheduled to make $1,514,418 this year in salary and bonuses and $9,069,000 next year, according to the contract tracking website Spotrac.com

Of course, the Cavs would need to pull off a huge upset to force Randall to pony up. The Westgate SuperBook in Las Vegas opened the Warriors as -1,000 favorites to win the title, making them the largest NBA Finals favorites in at least 16 seasons, per odds database Sportsoddshistory.com.

Even if the Cavaliers fail to make Randall eat his words, the native of Pensacola, Fla., has angered countless Cleveland sports fans by openly rooting for the Warriors.

“They will love me when they see me play Free Safety,” Randall tweeted Sunday, adding three emojis symbolizing faces with tears of joy.

Jackson is scheduled to jump into the lake Friday because after the Browns went 1-15 in 2016, the coach promised to take the plunge if they finished with the same record the next season. Then they proceeded to go 0-16.

If the Cavs triumph over the Warriors in their best-of-seven series that begins at 9 p.m. Thursday at Oracle Arena in Oakland, Cleveland fans will find it easier to forgive Randall than Jackson, provided Randall supplies jerseys to those who retweeted him.

Love still in protocol

Cavs center/forward Kevin Love remains in the league’s concussion protocol and his status for Game 1 Thursday is still to be determined, Cavs coach Tyronn Lue said during a conference call.

“We’re not sure,” Lue said Tuesday, minutes before the Cavs’ flight to the Bay Area departed.

Love missed Game 7 against the Boston Celtics Sunday in TD Garden after a head-to-head collision with Celtics rookie Jayson Tatum in Game 6.

It is the second concussion suffered by Love this season; he also sat out a March 28 game at Charlotte after getting hit in the mouth the night before at Miami. Love also was sidelined for Game 3 of the 2016 Finals against the Warriors with a concussion as the Cavs won at home by 30.

Perhaps Lue was being cagey, but he did not commit to sticking with his recent lineup that includes Tristan Thompson at center and Love at power forward when Love returns.

“We’ll see the status of Kevin and how things go, so we’ll see,” Lue said.

Jeff Green started in place of Love in Game 7 at Boston and scored 19 points with eight rebounds in 42 minutes as the Cavs won by eight.

About that song

Lue explained why the Cavs were heard singing hip-hop artist Meek Mill’s anthem Dreams and Nightmares in the locker room after Sunday’s victory.

Mill was raised in Philadelphia and the song has become part of the city’s signature, adopted by the Eagles during their Super Bowl run. It is a favorite of Cavs assistant video coordinator/player development Dan Geriot and assistant coach Mike Longabardi.

“It’s something that our coaches listen to before every game,” Lue said. “Before the game we put that song on. Dan Geriot is from Philly and Mike Longabardi loves that song, so we play it before every game after we have our team meeting. Damon Jones dances to the song and we get hyped or whatever.

“I just brought the speaker in after the game and we played it and all the guys got hyped and got excited.”

Head of the snake?

In the first two rounds of the playoffs, Lue identified the Indiana Pacers’ Victor Oladipo and the Toronto Raptors’ DeMar DeRozan as the “head of the snake,” the opposing player the Cavs must stop to advance. But when asked if it is the Warriors’ Stephen Curry or Kevin Durant in the Finals, Lue would not name one.

“It’s everybody,” Lue said.

Durant leads the Warriors in playoff scoring with a 29.0 average, and Curry is at 24.8 after both tied at 26.4 in the regular season.

Lue did detail the Cavs’ defensive approach with Curry, who is shooting .472 from the field and .385 on 3s in the postseason.

“Multiple guys are going to be thrown at Steph,” Lue said. “He’s a tough player, he’s going to take a lot of shots, he’s going to get shots, he’s going to make some tough shots. We understand that. We want to be physical, stay on his body.

“Just being alert and taking away those easy baskets like losing him in transition, or we turn our head and he moves and he gets a 3 wide open, or offensive rebound, he moves and we don’t lock into him. Those are the ones we want to take away.”

Marla Ridenour can be reached at mridenour@thebeaconjournal.com.