Buccaneers' Martin unimpressed with LeBron
JUL 08, 2013 12:37p ET
And by indicating as much on Twitter, Doug Martin of the Tampa Bay Buccaneers may have become Cleveland’s second-favorite NFL running back entering his second season (behind only the Cleveland Browns’ Trent Richardson).
Late Sunday night, Martin tweeted that meeting James “was as glorious as watching paint dry.” Martin later responded to user comments by saying James was “rude.”
Martin’s tweet had to feel good for fans of the Cleveland Cavaliers -- many of whom have been anti-James since he made the nationally televised decision to depart for Miami via free agency three years ago.
Meeting @KingJames was as glorious as watching paint dry.lol— Doug Martin (@DougMartin22) July 8, 2013
In that time, James has led the Heat to three straight Finals appearances and back-to-back titles, including a Game 7 win over the San Antonio Spurs last month.
Meanwhile, Martin just completed a somewhat surprising rookie season in the NFL. He lasted all the way until the No. 31 overall draft pick, where the Bucs selected him out of Boise State, and he ended up fifth in the league in rushing (1,454 yards, 11 touchdowns).
Cavaliers supporters reacted strongly in favor of Martin’s tweet.
“The Browns should trade for him,” wrote Cleveland fan @LarryFletcher. “His picture should go up on the building where LeBron’s use to be.”
Another Twitter user, @TrentsBiceps, wrote of plans to draft Martin first in fantasy football and “name my team after him. Bravo Dougie.”
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