NBA Championship ring

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The NBA Championship ring is an annual award given by the National Basketball Association to the team that wins the NBA Finals.[1][2] Rings are presented to the team's players, coaches, and members of the executive front office.[3] Red Auerbach has the most rings overall with 16. Phil Jackson has the most as coach and Bill Russell has the most as a player (11 each)[4]

History[edit]

NBA Championship rings have been handed out since the first NBA Finals in 1947.[5] In the modern era, the rings are handed to the defending champions during the team's first home game each season.[6][7]

Design[edit]

NBA Championship rings are silver or gold and include the following features:

  • Team name and symbol
  • Year the team won the championship
  • Player name[8]

Players and coaches with most championships[edit]

Other commemorative items[edit]

In three NBA Finals, John Havlicek chose two wrist watches and a liqueur tray set as commemorative items.[9]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ McMenamin, Dave (June 10, 2011). "Phil Jackson, lord of the rings". ESPN.com. ESPN Internet Ventures. Retrieved November 24, 2011.
  2. ^ Title rings:status symbol, career validation - USATODAY.com
  3. ^ HEAT, Jostens Team Up To Create 2012 NBA Championship Ring & Merchandise | THE OFFICIAL SITE OF THE MIAMI HEAT
  4. ^ With 13 titles, Phil Jackson is lord of the rings- ESPN Los Angeles
  5. ^ WANNA SEE EVERY NBA CHAMPIONSHIP RING? GOOD, HERE THEY ARE. <- NBA.com | All Ball Blog with Lang Whitaker
  6. ^ [1]
  7. ^ Heat get their 2013 championship rings | NBA.com
  8. ^ LeBron James, Heat receive rings, 219 diamonds and all
  9. ^ May, Peter (June 10, 2011). "Havlicek doesn't have eight rings". ESPN.com. ESPN Internet Ventures. Retrieved November 24, 2011.

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