Ohio Governor John Kasich issued a resolution Monday heaping praise on the NBA Champion Dallas Mavericks, and in a not-too-subtle jab at Miami Heat star LeBron James, proclaimed the Texas-based team as honorary Ohioans.
“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,” the Kasich-signed resolution read.
The proclamation went on to say, “The proud city of Cleveland and the entire State of Ohio share in the excitement of Dallas Mavericks fans everywhere.
“Now, Therefore, I, John R. Kasich, Governor of the State of Ohio, do hereby name the Dallas Mavericks organization, friends, family and fans as honorary Ohioans, with all privileges and honors therein, for the day of June 14, 2011.”
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