WASHINGTON, D.C. – Following the Cleveland Cavaliers’ decisive NBA Finals victory, U.S. Sens. Sherrod Brown (D-Cavaliers) and Barbara Boxer (D-Warriors) today settled their wager on the 2016 NBA Finals. While wearing a LeBron James jersey, Boxer gave Brown beer from California’s 21st Amendment Brewery to mark the Cavs’ historic victory over the Golden State Warriors in a thrilling seven-game series.
“Cleveland has waited years for an NBA Championship and we’re thrilled this year’s team defended the land and brought the title home to Ohio,” said Brown, who lives in Cleveland. “It is great to see Senator Boxer in an NBA Finals MVP jersey today. She looks good in wine and gold.”
“Congratulations to Senator Brown, the city of Cleveland and Cavaliers fans on their first NBA Championship,” Boxer said. “The only thing that makes this almost bearable is to see Sherrod so happy. But make no mistake, the pain is very real. I also made an extra gift of a Warrior towel because I know Sherrod will be sweating the next time the two teams meet.”
Production quality video footage of the exchange is available here.
Since Boxer has been such a good sport, Brown still gave her a six-pack from Ohio’s own Platform Beer Company.