NBA Finals: Justin Trudeau, Nancy Pelosi place bet on Raptors-Warriors outcome

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The Toronto Raptors’ strong performance thus far in this year’s NBA Finals has Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau close to winning an impromptu bet with U.S. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, D-California.

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The two politicians announced Monday that they have a friendly wager on the outcome of this year’s NBA Finals, where the Raptors currently hold a 3-1 series lead over the defending champion Golden State Warriors. Trudeau or Pelosi will win a care package full of local goods if the team from their respective home locale wins the series.

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“The Raptors are making history and they aren’t done yet. We’re going all the way, Canada. Ghirardelli chocolates and a glass of California wine are going to pair nicely with the Raptors’ first NBA title,” Trudeau said in a statement. “We the North.”

If the Warriors win the series, Trudeau has promised to send Pelosi a shipment of “locally made goods from across Canada,” according to a press release. If the Raptors win, Pelosi will send Trudeau a selection of California-made Ghiradelli chocolate, wine, almonds and walnuts.

“The only thing sweeter than watching Golden State once again become world champions is doing so while enjoying a selection of Canada’s finest,” Pelosi said in a statement. “I am proud to be part of Dub Nation!”

Only one team in NBA history has overcome a 3-1 deficit in the NBA Finals. The LeBron James-led Cleveland Cavaliers accomplished the feat in 2016.

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Game 5 of the 2019 NBA Finals tips off at 9 p.m. ET in Toronto.

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