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U.S. Representative Eddie Bernice Johnson, Representing the 30th District of Texas

2011 NBA CONFERENCE CHAMPIONS DALLAS MAVERICKS AND MIAMI HEAT SPUR CONGRESSIONAL RIVALRY

May 31, 2011
Press Release

 

 

2011 NBA CONFERENCE CHAMPIONS DALLAS MAVERICKS AND MIAMI HEAT SPUR CONGRESSIONAL RIVALRY

Confident Congresswomen Make Friendly Wager on NBA Finals

 

Washington, DC – (Tuesday, May 31, 2011) – The 2011NBA Finals between the Dallas Mavericks and Miami Heat has prompted a rivalry between Congresswomen Eddie Bernice Johnson (TX-30) and Frederica Wilson (FL-17) as they make a friendly wager on who will win the NBA Championship.

If the Mavericks win, Congresswoman Wilson provides the 30th Congressional of Texas Representative with a taste of seafood from Miami. If the Heat wins, Congresswoman Johnson owes the 17th Congressional Representative of Florida an authentic Texas barbeque dinner.

“Miami will feel the real effects of the ‘Texas Heat’ when Dirk and company do an old fashioned Texas round-up of Miami’s new talents,” said Congresswoman Johnson. “And with this bet, I look forward to capping off a fantastic season with some classic Miami food and much deserved words of praise from my friend, Congresswoman Wilson. Go Mavs!”

“In the words of Lebron James, I can’t wait for our team to take their talents to Dallas. It may be hot in Texas, but I don’t think the Mavs will be able to handle the ‘Heat’ this time,” said Congresswoman Wilson. “Go Miami!”

Besides sharing a passion for basketball, both Congresswomen are active members of Alpha Kappa Alpha, Sorority Inc. and are looking forward to representing the winners in the finals.

 

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U.S. Representative Eddie Bernice Johnson is Ranking Member of the House Committee on Science, Space and Technology. She is also the highest-ranking Texan on the House Committee on Transportation & Infrastructure. She represents the 30th Congressional District of Texas that includes Downtown Dallas, Fair Park, Oak Lawn, Turtle Creek,Old East Dallas, Pleasant Grove, & South Oak Cliff; all of Balch Springs, DeSoto, Hutchins, Lancaster & Wilmer and parts of Cedar Hill, Duncanville, Ferris, Glenn Heights and Ovilla.

  

Contacts:

Communications Director, Dena Craig, (202)225-8885 (Office of Congresswoman Eddie Bernice Johnson)

Communications Director, Mahen Gunaratna (202)225-4506 (Office of Congresswoman Frederica Wilson)