California governor Arnold Schwarzenegger has learnt the dangers of gambling - after he was forced to embarrass himself by wearing the jersey of a visiting and victorious basketball team.

The 56-year-old politician made a friendly wager with Michigan governor JENNIFER GRANHOLM that the DETROIT PISTONS wouldn't beat the LA LAKERS at the 2004 NATIONAL BASKETBALL ASSOCIATION (NBA) finals.

And, when the Pistons caused an upset by beating the Lakers 100-87 last week (ends18JUN04), Schwarzenegger's forfeit involved being photographed eating Michigan delicacies while holding a Detroit newspaper with the headline, 'Pistons Clinch In Convincing Fashion'.

24/06/2004 17:09