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Edible championship: Mavs' Ring-Pops

Posted on: July 7, 2011 11:26 am
Edited on: July 7, 2011 11:42 am
 
Posted by Matt Moore

Mark Cuban made noise after the Mavericks won the 2011 NBA championship about not getting rings and doing something "different." That's mostly gone away since it was pretty clear his players wanted to be like all the other champs and not have to wear championship tiaras or anything. But it turns out they will get a different kind of ring at least, in addition to the ones they'll receive whenever the league comes back.

From a press release from Bazooka Candy Brands:

Mr. Cuban, congratulations on winning the NBA Championship! But let’s face it, you know it don’t mean a thing if you ain’t got that ring!

Bazooka Candy Brands, the iconic confectionary company and manufacturer of Ring Pops, believes that the Dallas Mavericks should be rewarded for all their hard work and their NBA finals win.   That is why they will be stepping in and saving the day, creating Swarovski-encrusted Ring Pops in the team colors of Blue and White for the team to wear to celebrate their feat.  The Ring Pops will be shipped to the team shortly.


No, they are not kidding. Look. 



They sent me a sample of the thing. And it looks really cool. The deep blue, the shining silver. It's Mavs-branded very well. It did melt a bit in the sun during transit, but still, looks pretty neat. I keep wanting to eat it, but the (fake, on the sample, I'm assuming) glass crystals are actually embedded in the middle of the thing, and I'm afraid it's going to wind up shredding my insides.

Worth it? Maybe. But I didn't earn that trip to the hospital like Shawn Marion did by playing for the Mavs.  

All in all, it's a pretty nice looking piece of candy. Maybe this is the right way for the Mavericks to celebrate their championship, though. Instead of a ring that will grow dusty in a box or a trophy to place in an office at the AAC, the Mavericks should ingest their ring pops over champagne, using the sugary goodness to be converted back into energy for them to consume.

Efficient, kind of strange, very sweet. Much like the Mavs' championship run.  

Comments

Since: Oct 30, 2006
Posted on: July 8, 2011 4:13 pm
 

Edible championship: Mavs' Ring-Pops

I def wouldnt eat it and if you do your COLON WILL HATE YOU lol



Since: Oct 30, 2008
Posted on: July 8, 2011 1:39 pm
 

Edible championship: Mavs' Ring-Pops

I would buy one for $0.99.  Looks quite tasty. 



Since: Nov 11, 2008
Posted on: July 7, 2011 10:08 pm
 

Edible championship: Mavs' Ring-Pops

The ring looks very sweet!  I wonder how much the Ring Pop ring cost with the diamonds on the ring.   It would be good to see if the Mavericks would give out the Ring Pop rings without the diamonds to fans as a giveaway to a home game. This is Mark Cuban being Mark Cuban and thinking outside the box.



Since: Sep 14, 2008
Posted on: July 7, 2011 10:04 pm
 

Edible championship: Mavs' Ring-Pops

read the article then you will get a better understanding that this isn`t really their title ring



Since: Feb 25, 2008
Posted on: July 7, 2011 6:12 pm
 

Edible championship: Mavs' Ring-Pops

Hope this isnt real, but it would cool if they gave something like that to the fans at the first home game, maybe not the diamonds or whatever but something worth keeping and a thank u too the fans



Since: Jul 28, 2010
Posted on: July 7, 2011 4:59 pm
 

Edible championship: Mavs' Ring-Pops

"it will then presented at the at the first home game of the 2011-2012 NBA season"

Don't you mean 2012-2013 (or so)...



Since: May 14, 2007
Posted on: July 7, 2011 4:39 pm
 

Edible championship: Mavs' Ring-Pops

The Maverick's NBA Championship ring is still under production. It has to go through the design phase, hand-made production, personalized to each Mav's squad member and, with the final approval from Mark Cuban, it will then presented at the at the first home game of the 2011-2012 NBA season.
If you think that this fake ring made of candy was the only commemorative thing that the Mavericks' players were going to get, you should have your head examined.



Since: Aug 6, 2010
Posted on: July 7, 2011 4:03 pm
 

Edible championship: Mavs' Ring-Pops

When the players grow old and are retired they will wish they had something less stupid to represent their Championship.



Since: May 10, 2011
Posted on: July 7, 2011 1:03 pm
 

Edible championship: Mavs' Ring-Pops

Oh please tell me.... Where can I get one???


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