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22, 2012

Suzy Trutie
strutie@miamidade.gov
305-375-1545

John Heffernan
heffernan@miamidade.gov
305-375-1545

Victory tastes like a premium Oklahoma steak

Mayors’ friendly wager comes to a delicious conclusion with Miami Heat Championship win


Miami-Dade County Mayor Carlos A. Gimenez and Oklahoma City Mayor Mick Cornett have settled their friendly wager following the Miami Heat's victory over the Oklahoma City Thunder in a thrilling NBA Finals series.

The Heat earned their second Championship trophy in franchise history by defeating the Thunder four games to one in the hard-fought series.  And in keeping with their June 11th agreement, Mayor Gimenez has now earned a shipment of prime Oklahoma steaks from his counterpart in Oklahoma City.

"The Heat sizzled on the court and those Oklahoma steaks are going to sizzle on my grill," said a clearly happy Mayor Gimenez.  "This was an amazing series and I tip my hat to the Thunder and their fantastic fans for putting up a valiant effort.  In fact, I'll be sending those tasty Joe's stone crabs to our new friends out west anyway, because they played their hearts out and were great sports, too."

"Congratulations to the Miami Heat for seizing the moment and winning the NBA Finals," said Mayor Cornett.  "We're very proud of our young team.  Our hope is that, like the Heat, we learn from the experience and return next year … with a different conclusion.  The only beef we have with the City of Miami is the selection of Certified Angus Beef® we're sending from Cusack Meats in Oklahoma City."

The Miami Heat's long path to the NBA Championship started with series victories over the New York Knicks, Indiana Pacers, and Boston Celtics, and wrapped up with a huge win over the up-and-coming OKC Thunder.