Never make a bet that you can’t cash. Josh Hart knows this rule well and on Sunday, before the Lakers loss to the Cavaliers, he showed that. Hart grew up in the D.C. area and is a fan of the Washington Redskins. His former teammate, Larry Nance Jr. not only plays for Cleveland but grew up in Ohio, is a fan of the Browns.
So the two made a bet: Whichever player’s team had the better season, the other would have to wear a onesie of the opposing team. Well, Washington finished the season with a 7-9 record. Respectable considering the horrific injury that happened to quarterback Alex Smith midway through the season.
But that wasn’t enough to save Hart. The Browns made a strong push late in the season to finish 7-8-1. That’s right, the tie actually pushed the Browns ahead of Washington resulting in a hysterical walk in on Sunday night. Forget high fashion, Hart got to show off his comfortable side on the walk to the locker room.
To Hart’s credit, this could have been a lot worse for him. There’s nothing stylish about that onesie, but it’s a very simple orange one with just the singular Browns logo on the front. He could have been forced to wear something far uglier. All things considered, he escaped this one fairly unscathed.
What’s worse about this is that, before the season, he probably felt like this was a safe bet. The Browns had been reeling, and Hue Jackson was still the head coach. Meanwhile, Washington had playoff aspirations. Then the Browns turned their season around in a huge way and Washington fell apart. Tough loss for Hart. And Washington fans.