In the home state of the Miami Heat's LeBron James, Ohio Gov. John Kasich has issued a resolution praising the Dallas Mavericks' 105-95 victory Sunday clinching the NBA title over James' team.
Without naming James, Kasich's resolution commends the Mavericks for their "loyalty, integrity and teamwork" and makes them honorary Ohioans.
It singles out MVP Dirk Nowitzki for choosing to re-sign with the Mavericks and forego his free agency in the summer of 2010, "thus remaining loyal to the team, city and fans for whom he played his entire career." James made an opposite choice by departing the Cleveland Cavaliers when he became a free agent.
The resolution says "the proud city of Cleveland and the entire state of Ohio share in the excitement of Dallas Mavericks fans everywhere."