PM PUTS BAGELS, BEER AGAINST WINE, CHOCOLATE IN RAPTORS BET WITH PELOSI

Jun 10, 2019

By Maria Madden

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Justin Trudeau and U.S. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi are betting on the NBA Finals, with the prime minister putting bagels and beer up against wine and chocolate.

Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau shakes hands with House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi of Calif. prior to their meeting on Capitol Hill in Washington, Thursday, March 10, 2016. Justin Trudeau and U.S. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi are placing a bet on the NBA Finals, with the prime minister putting bagels and beer up against wine and chocolate. THE CANADIAN PRESS/AP, Cliff Owen

The Toronto Raptors lead the Golden State Warriors in the best-of-seven championship series 3-1 with a chance to close out the franchise’s first NBA title tonight at home in Toronto.

Ahead of the game, Pelosi, who is from San Francisco and an ardent Warriors fan, says she’ll send Ghirardelli chocolate, California wine and a smattering of almonds and walnuts from her home state should Golden State fail to win yet another title.

Trudeau says in a statement that the chocolate and a glass of California wine will “pair nicely with the Raptors’ first NBA title.”

But maybe Pelosi knows something the prime minister doesn’t by placing the bet with Golden State deep in a hole; Does the speaker have inside intelligence on whether Warriors superstar Kevin Durant is healthy after a leg injury and ready to make his series debut?

If the Warriors come back to win their third title in as many years, and fourth in five, Trudeau will have to send smoked Atlantic salmon, Peace by Chocolates chocolates, St-Viateur Bagels, Pansawan dry bison meat, Nanaimo bars, and Ontario craft beer.

(The Canadian Press)

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