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Posted on: December 2, 2011 11:18 am
 

No rings for Mavericks on Christmas



By Matt Moore
  

As much as everyone outside of the state of Florida may have wanted to enjoy watching the Heat as the Mavericks get their championship rings, it's not to be. Those interested in schadenfreude will have to settle for the Miami 3 watching the Mavericks' first championship banner be raised. 

WFAA in Dallas reports that Mark Cuban has informed them the Christmas Day season opener against the Heat will not be ring ceremony night for the Mavericks. It's customary for the first home game of the season to be ring ceremony night, but Cuban says that due to so many people likely having made other plans for Christmas in light of the ongoing lockout, he didn't want to leave them out. 

However, the banner will be raised to the rafters so fans can celebrate their championship team on their home floor for the first time. The Heat of course lost to the Mavericks in six games in last season's Finals.

The story should be about the Mavericks, but it will, as always, be about the Heat. How will they react watching the banner they were two wins away from obtaining be raised in front of them? Does it spell an omen or serve as motivation? Will it affect how they approach their first game of the season? A loss would leave the Heat 0-2 in season openers under the new Triad after last year's loss to the Celtics in Boston.

Either way, it's going to be a fairly brutal process for the Heat to sit and watch the title they nearly won be celebrated on their opponents' home floor. Great drama, just the thing to kick off the season with to start moving past the lockout.  
Posted on: October 13, 2011 4:06 pm
 

Nothing Crazy: Mavs to get rings after all

By Matt Moore

Mark Cuban hates tradition. He's an innovator, in a multitude of ways, and so when he won the title, there was talk about ditching rings for something out of the box. But when Mavericks players expressd concern about that (no one wants to have to lug around a championship belt everywhere, for example), it appears Cuban has resolved to find a compromise. From the Dallas Morning News
By "careful deliberation,'' we mean it probably came after one night of partying with the players after the Miami series. Back when those things were legal.

As you recall, Cuban had an off-the-cuff remark after the championship series against Miami that he thought rings had become too old-school for this day and age. Turns out old-school works for an old team.

Anyway, Cuban said: "I will get rings, but maybe not quite traditional in one way or another.''
via Breaking news: Mavericks will get rings | Dallas Mavericks Blog | Sports News | News for Dallas, Texas | The Dallas Morning News.

It's nice that Cuban isn't going to embarass his players with some odd championship trinket once he and his buddies decide to start paying them again. Rings are classic and it puts those guys in the conversation when other pros are pulling out theirs. That said, we can't wait for what he does to bring something new to them. Like, for instance, we think it would be awesome if you pressed a button on them and a holographic image of highlights popped out. 

Don't tell me it's not possible, Cuban's got the dough. 

And hey, will they really be better than these?

 
Posted on: October 27, 2010 11:55 am
 

Lakers Ring Ceremony: A visual retrospective

Lakers receive diamond-drenched rings to celebrate championship, fifth for Kobe Bryant.
Posted by Matt Moore

It was a sweet set of memories, each more delicate than the last. A team, brought together by fate, forged in the fires of comradery, celebrating their triumphant... okay, that's enough of that. So the Lakers got their rings last night in what was really a pretty cool little ceremony where they all introduced one another. Here's what happened, in a set of images to last a lifetime.











Posted on: October 27, 2010 9:35 am
Edited on: October 27, 2010 10:57 am
 

Shootaround 10.27.10: Celebration

Boston's celebrating knocking down the ringer, the Lakers are celebrating being champs with their faces on rings, and ... Bieber.
Posted by Matt Moore


  • Well, you know, the Boston media's probably being their usual reasonable selves this morning. I mean, who would gloat aftet the first game of the season when everyone's been saying all that matters is what happens in April, May and June? I mean, come on, it's not like last night was really a statement ga....Oh.  From the Boston Globe :
"This was the most hyped and anticipated opening-night game in the league’s 65-year history. Everyone with an interest in the sport of professional basketball wanted to see the mighty Miami Heat, the team with the latest Big Three, the team that was going to re-glamorize the NBA, and never mind the fact we have a two-time defending champion located in the glamour capital of the US of A. 

But if the nation, the world, the uni verse, the galaxy, whatever, tuned in to see the mighty Miami Heat, they were re-introduced to the reality of the Boston Celtics , who have won a championship and have had two legitimate shots at others in the past three years, and who certainly look to be new and improved this season. The mighty Miami Heat could have been given a much easier opening-night foe than the Celtics’ squad that handed them an 88-80 loss to ensure they will not go 82-0."
  • The Lakers did what the Lakers do, come from behind in games where they look lackluster and walk out with a win. They were down big in the first half but stuck around because they did what championship teams do. They held on to their possessions .
  • The Lakers' championship rings have their faces on them. Literally . And part of the ball from Game 7 last year. If the Finals are Lakers-Celtics again, can we have them play with those rings up for grabs?
  • The Orlando Sentinel is laughing at the Heat... for losing to the Celtics... who knocked the Magic out of the playoffs this year. Rivalry priorities. You do not have them.
  • When you face the Suns, you have to be able to withstand runs. And that's what Portland did with their bench .

 

Posted on: October 27, 2010 3:48 am
 

No for real, Justin Bieber wore Phil's ring

Justin Bieber. Championship ring. Wearing. Pray for the world.
Posted by Matt Moore




There are no words.
Posted on: October 26, 2010 11:53 pm
 

Justin Bieber holds Lakers championship ring

Pop-star holds Jackson championship ring, carries on grand tradition of worthy champions.Posted by Matt Moore

A few names. Karl Malone. John Stockton. Antonio McDyess. Steve Nash. Dirk Nowitzki. These are players who have played the game at a ridiculously high level, given themselves in pursuit of a championship. They have never held a championship ring. But you know who has?

This guy.



In an interview before the start of the 2nd quarter on TNT with daughter of Lakers owner Jerry Buss Jeanie Buss, the well-known personality, Lakers official and girlfriend to Phil Jackson related the story of how as she was carrying Phil's 2009-2010 championship ring off the floor after their ring ceremony, he asked to hold it. That's right. Justin Bieber has held Phil Jackson's championship ring. This is the world you live in.

Hey, it's just jewelry.
 
 
 
 
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