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11, 2012

Fernando Figueredo
figueref@miamidade.gov
305-375-1545

HEAT vs. Thunder, Surf vs. Turf:
Mayors make a friendly, tasty wager on NBA Finals


Miami-Dade County Mayor Carlos A. Gimenez and Oklahoma City Mayor Mick Cornett made a friendly wager Monday on the outcome of the upcoming NBA Finals, which pits the Miami Heat against the Oklahoma City Thunder. This is the Heat's third trip to the Finals, and the very first for the upstart Thunder.

If the Heat win the series, Mayor Cornett has promised to send some of Oklahoma's premium steaks down to Miami-Dade County. If the Thunder come out on top, Mayor Gimenez will have some of South Florida's famous stone crabs sent out to OKC.

“I'm hungry for a nice Oklahoma steak, so hopefully our guys will go out there and bring back a trophy and dinner to go with it,” said Mayor Gimenez. “If things don't go according to plan, then we'll be sending some delicious Florida stone crabs from Joe's to our friends out on the Great Plains - may the best team win!”

“I personally love stone crabs and can't wait to enjoy them at the conclusion of the NBA Finals,” said Mayor Cornett. “While we have a lot of respect for the Heat, we're not anticipating having to place an order for some tasty Oklahoma beef. We're looking forward to a great series.”

The Miami Heat's path to the Finals included series victories over the New York Knicks, Indiana Pacers, and a veteran Boston Celtics squad. Oklahoma City knocked off the Dallas Mavericks, Los Angeles Lakers and San Antonio Spurs to reach the Championship round.