NBA Finals: Comparing the cities of Oklahoma City and Miami

Oklahoma City and Miami were born only seven years apart. And now their teams, the Thunder and the Heat, are competing in the NBA Finals. But that about exhausts the similarities between the two cities.
Compiled by Phillip O'Connor, Berry Tramel, Mike Sherman and John Rohde Published: June 10, 2012
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Legendary football

'72 Dolphins 17-0

Bud Wilkinson's 47-game win streak

Tan lines

Bikini

Farmer's

Famous band

2 Live Crew

Flaming Lips

Native habitat

Everglades

Red dirt

Hallowed ground

Holocaust Memorial

Oklahoma City National Memorial

Beware of bites

Sharks

Mosquitos

Bottomless commodity

Sand

Oil

ESPN blowhard

Dan Le Batard

Skip Bayless

Novelist

Patricia Cornewell

Ralph Ellison

Professional wrestler

Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson

Cowboy Bill Watts

Average commute

28 minutes

20 minutes

Median household income

$29,621

$43,798

Police drama

CSI Miami

Saving Grace

Broadway star

Ben Vereen

Kristin Chenoweth

Law enforcement icon

Janet Reno

Bob Macy

Tallest building

Four Seasons Hotel Miami (70 stories)

Devon Energy Center (50 stories)

Hip hangout

South Beach

Bricktown

Famous rides

Seabiscuit debut at Hialeah Park

Freckles Brown rides Tornado

Signature food

Cuban sandwich

chicken-fried steak

Natural disaster

hurricane

tornado

Celebrity fan

Gabrielle Union

Barry Switzer

Notable architecture

Art Deco

Bricks

American Indian shame

Seminole War

Trail of Tears

Glamour couple

Enrique Iglesias & Anna Kournikova

Bart Conner & Nadia Comaneci

Favored footwear

Sandals

Cowboy boots

Unique fishing method

Deep sea

Noodling

Picturesque water

Biscayne Bay

Bricktown Canal

Bowl

Orange

Dust

Aquatic life

Alligator

Alligator gar

Drinking song

Margaritaville

Friends in Low Places

Basketball tipoff ritual

Try to be in your seat

Stand until first OKC basket

Original big league basketball team

ABA Floridians

NBA Hornets

Visionary architect

Jorge Arango

Sam Presti

Music hotbed

Disco

Country

Famous actor

Sidney Poiter

Rex Linn

Famous actress

Eva Mendes

Olivia Munn

Fish

Blue marlin

Blue gill


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