MILWAUKEE - It was time to pay up – and the mayor of Phoenix did just that.
Prior to the start of the NBA Finals, Milwaukee Mayor Tom Barrett and Phoenix Mayor Kate Gallego made a friendly wager on the outcome of the championship. In the end, the Milwaukee Bucks came back from a 2-0 deficit to the Phoenix Suns to win the championship in six games – meaning it was time for Phoenix mayor to pay up.
On Thursday, July 29, Mayor Barrett showed off some of the goods Gallego sent to Milwaukee – in paying her debt. The package sent to Milwaukee City Hall included chocolates, tortillas, cookies, golf balls, brownies and beer among other items.
Mayor Gallego has also agreed to wear a Milwaukee Bucks jersey for a day while conducting her daily business.
"I would be more than happy to have a similar wager with her next year," Mayor Barrett said on Thursday.