The Cleveland Cavaliers received their championship rings before defeating the New York Knicks 117–88 Tuesday night.
The Cavaliers defeated the Golden State Warriors in seven games in NBA Finals this past June. LeBron James was named the NBA Finals MVP, watch his speech below.
The rings feature the Cavaliers’ “C” wrapped around the Larry O’Brien trophy on one side and the Cleveland skyline on the opposite side. Also, every person that worked in Quicken Loans Arena during the Cavs championship run will receive a facsimile version of the championship ring. Majority owner Dan Gilbert and his partners decided to present rings to more than 1,000 full and part-time employees throughout the Cavaliers and Quicken Loans Arena organization, employees who’ve been fitted for rings. Including ticket takers, seat ushers, security guards, Cleveland police officers and all who work behind the scenes at home games will be able to say they won a ring as well!
The cost for those rings is estimated to be around $1 million.
They are a petty reminder that the Golden State Warriors blew a 3-1 lead. Speaking of the Warriors, they lost their season opener to the San Antonio Spurs 129-100. Let the games begin!
Photos: Cleveland Cavaliers’ 2016 NBA championship rings (by Kay Jewelers: 6.5 carat, 400 diamonds, set in 10K white gold & 14K yellow gold) pic.twitter.com/IrFCjPNGMU
— Ben Golliver (@BenGolliver) October 25, 2016