LA mayor: If Suns win, we get sheriff

Updated: May 18, 2010, 5:46 PM ET
Associated Press

LOS ANGELES -- Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa hates Arizona's tough new law on illegal immigration. But he'll take "America's toughest sheriff."

Villaraigosa has offered a politically tinged bet to his Phoenix counterpart as the Los Angeles Lakers and Phoenix Suns meet in the Western Conference finals -- a series that opened this week with picketing at Staples Center over Lakers coach Phil Jackson's remarks defending the law's constitutionality. The Lakers lead the series 1-0.

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