It seems that Rep. Ileana Ros-Lehtinen went all fan girl when drafting up a Congressional resolution to congratulate the Miami Heat on their NBA championship, because the thing is actually the rare Congressional measure that's a pleasure to read. It's basically a manifesto on why the Heat are just so damn awesome.
The measure includes such points as:
- Whereas on July 8, 2010, LeBron James decided to take his talent to South Beach and sign with the Miami Heat;
- Whereas on July 9, 2010, Dwyane Wade, LeBron James, and Chris Bosh were anointed the Three Kings at a ceremony in American Airlines Arena in Miami;
- Whereas the Miami Heat is the first team in the history of the NBA to win the Finals after trailing in 3 different playoff series, at one point trailing the Indiana Pacers 2 games to 1, the Boston Celtics 3 games to 2, and the Oklahoma City Thunder 1 game to 0;
- Whereas the ''White Hot'' Miami Heat fans sold out the American Airlines Arena and cheered on their hometown team;
- Whereas Dwayne Wade and Udonis Haslem have won their second NBA championship with the Miami Heat;
- Whereas head coach Erik Spoelstra tied Pat Riley for the Heat franchise record with his 34th postseason win;
- Whereas, in Game 5 of the NBA Finals--
(1) Dwayne Wade scored 20 points and acquired 8
rebounds, 3 assists, 2 steals, and 3 blocks;
(2) LeBron James had a triple-double with 26
points, 11 rebounds, and 13 assists to lead the Miami Heat to victory;
(3) Chris Bosh scored 24 points and acquired 7 re- bounds and 2 blocks; and
(4) Mike Miller made 7 of 8 3-point range shots and scored 23 points;
- Whereas the Miami Heat fans are a part of this championship by supporting the team and giving the team the en- ergy, strength, love, and passion to compete each and ever[y] season
The House measure was introduced by Ros-Lehtinen and Democratic Congressmen Alcee Hastings. Reps. Ted Deutch, Mario Diaz-Balart, David Rivera, Debbie Wasserman Schultz, Allen West and Frederica Wilson also cosponsored the bill, in a rare move of South Florida congressional solidarity. Honestly, you don't find many things cosponsored by both Wasserman Schultz and West.
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President Obama also offered his first public shout out to the Heat last night while in town.