The school superintendents in Oklahoma City and Miami have made a friendly bet on which team will take home the NBA championship title this year.
Oklahoma City Public Schools Superintendent Karl Springer is putting his faith in the Oklahoma City Thunder, and Miami-Dade-County Public School Superintendent Alberto Carvalho is betting on the Miami Heat.
The superintendent from the losing city will wear the winner's jersey while teaching a history lesson at a school in his district.
If the Heat win the title, Springer will teach a class about Florida history. If the Thunder win, Carvalho will teach an Oklahoma history class.
“I am looking forward to seeing the pictures from Miami when Mr. Carvalho wears the OKC Thunder blue,” Springer said in a statement. “I have full confidence in our team and this is a great chance for Floridians to learn more about Oklahoma City and our state.”
Carvalho is equally confident.
“Miami has a rich history and I am so excited that students in Oklahoma will get the opportunity to learn more about our beloved city when Superintendent Springer teaches his lesson,” he said. “Our Miami Heat have been white hot all season, and I have no doubt they will get the job done and clinch another NBA championship.”
The loser will have to pay up when classes resume later this summer. Oklahoma City students return to school Aug. 1. Miami students go back Aug. 20.