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The battle between the Golden State Warriors and Boston Celtics has become so heated, the authorities on either coast have become involved.
The sheriffs of both San Francisco and Middlesex County, Mass., have decided to put their money where their mouths are and made a bet on the outcome of the 2022 NBA Finals.
San Francisco Sheriff Paul Miyamoto and Middlesex Sheriff Peter Koutoujian — colleagues and friends through Major County Sheriffs of America (MCSA) — spoke by phone and decided to make a bet for charity.
“It’s been 58 years since we’ve faced off in the finals and I am confident that our Warriors are going to take the trophy,” Miyamoto aid, in a statement. “But everyone will be a winner because the runner up has to make a donation to benefit the Boys and Girls Club of their respective county.”
“Our only Green is Draymond Green. “I’ve already bought a blue and gold DubNation sweatshirt for Sheriff Koutoujian. …”San Francisco Sheriff Paul Miyamoto
The losing sheriff will also have to pose for a photo, wearing the apparel of the 2022 NBA Championship team, which will be posted to social media.
“Golden State and the Bay State are leaders on and off the court. Sheriff Miyamoto and I, as well as our staffs, have partnered through MCSA to improve our agencies and the crucial work of sheriffs. However, this week we are rivals,” said Koutoujian. “I have no doubt that Sheriff Miyamoto will be donning Celtics green come next week as we hang banner 18 in the Garden.”
“Our only Green is Draymond Green,” said Miyamoto. “I’ve already bought a blue and gold DubNation sweatshirt for Sheriff Koutoujian. I respect him and admire the work he’s done for his community but at the end of this series, we are hopeful that the trophy will stay in the Bay… the San Francisco Bay.”