Tuesday, June 14, 2011
Dallas Mavericks named “honorary Ohioans” by governor
We sense the governor's resentment for LeBron James.
DALLAS If it's Tuesday, June 14, that can only mean one thing (just go with us here): The Dallas Mavericks were officially declared "honorary Ohioans." Ohio governor John Kasich wrote a resolution, posted below, that states that the Mavs and their fans get all the privileges of folks who are real Ohio residents.
The jury's still out on what we get as honorary Ohioans. But we appreciate the gesture.
The resolution comes, of course, after the Dallas Mavericks beat the Miami Heat in Game 6 of the NBA Finals on Sunday. That sweet, sweet revenge tastes good for Ohio basketball lovers, who were mighty upset when LeBron James left the comfy confines of the Cleveland Cavaliers and took his superhuman talents right on down to South Beach.
But it was Dirk Nowitzki who is praised as being superhuman this go-round. Nowitzki gets a special section in the resolution: "Whereas, NBA Finals Most Valuable Player Dirk Nowitzki chose to re-sign with the Dallas Mavericks in the summer of 2010, forgoing free agency and keeping his talents in Dallas, thus remaining loyal to the team, city and fans for whom he played his entire career ..."
Ouch. James, are you listening?
State of Ohio Resolution for Dallas MavericksState of Ohio Resolution for Dallas Mavericks
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