Ohio Governor John Kasich Declares Dallas Mavericks ‘Honorary Ohioans’


Jun 13, 2011

It has been an eventful few weeks for the Dallas Mavericks. First they became Western Conference champions, then they became NBA champions and on Monday, they added "Honorary Ohioans" to their resume.

The latest distinction came courtesy of Ohio Governor John Kasich, who on Monday issued a resolution declaring the Mavs as "Honorary Ohians" effective on Tuesday, according to CBSSports.com

The announcement was no doubt a swipe at Miami forward LeBron James, who spurned the Cleveland Cavaliers last summer to take his talents to South Beach. The decision, and "The Decision," left a bitter taste in the mouths of fans in Ohio, who spent much of the 2010-11 season rooting against their former hero.

In the resolution Kasich congratulates the Mavs for winning their first title in franchise history and singles out NBA Finals MVP Dirk Nowitzki for re-signing witn Dallas last summer and thus "remaining loyal to the team, city and fans for whom he played his entire career."

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