On the Line for Senators During NBA Finals: Booze

California, Ohio pols bet each other wine, beer as Warriors take on Cavaliers
By Rob Quinn,  Newser Staff
Posted Jun 1, 2018 12:10 AM CDT
Senators Reveal Bet on NBA Finals
Sen. Rob Portman shakes hands with employees before speaking during a news conference at a Kroger supermarket on April 16, 2018, in Cincinnati.   (AP Photo/John Minchillo)

With the Golden State Warriors and the Cleveland Cavaliers meeting for their fourth straight NBA finals, senators from Ohio and California are keeping things interesting with a bet. California Sens. Dianne Feinstein and Kamala Harris have bet a case of California chardonnay and a case of beer from Anchor Brewing, respectively, on the Warriors, the Hill reports. If the California team loses, the senators have promised to deliver the booze to Ohio Sens. Sherrod Brown and Rob Portman. If the Cavaliers prevail, Brown will give the Californians a case of beer from Platform Beer Company and Portman will send one from Great Lakes Brewing. The series is 1-0 for the Warriors after a 124-114 win Thursday night, the AP reports. The Cavs lost in overtime despite a 51-point performance from LeBron James. (More NBA Finals stories.)

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