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Miami paper congratulates wrong team for NBA championship

The Miami Herald printed an ad congratulating the Heat for winning the NBA championship. Problem is the Dallas Mavericks won.

June 14, 2011 12:00:00 AM PDT
A major Miami newspaper printed a Macy's advertisement that congratulated the Miami Heat for winning the NBA championship.

There's one problem. The Heat didn't win. The Dallas Mavericks won the championship.

The Macy's ad in the Miami Herald read, "Congratulations Miami" next to pictures of Heat championship T-shirts and hats for sale. One T-shirt read "Heat 2011 NBA Finals Champions" and the ad showed the Heat's logo on a hat with the words "NBA Champions."

Locals did not find the ad amusing.

"That's a bone-headed move and just kind of rubbing it in our face," said one Miami resident.

The Miami Herald issued a correction and apologized. A Macy's spokeswoman says it's an unfortunate error and also apologized to Heat fans.

The Mavericks beat the Heat 105-95 in game six of the NBA finals on Sunday in Miami.

The Associated Press contributed to this story