NBA rings are not only a symbol of an achievement but also a way of showing loyalty and dedication to one's team. In the National Basketball League, a title ring is given to members of their team who win the yearly NBA Finals. For some, it's as simple as winning the championship but for some, this ring means a lot more. These rings come in a variety of sizes, designs and prices.
Rings given out to champions indicate not only the success that they had on the court but the success that the team had as a whole. The rings are given to players so that they can continue winning championships. For many players, their championship comes with a hefty price tag. For instance, if a player wins the title three times, he will have to pay three different rings – the ring he won the previous year as well as the ring that he wears now. This is because there are certain titles that are given out to team members who have won the most number of championships.
Some basketball players spend a lot of money purchasing various championship rings. Other players prefer not to invest so much money into these items but rather invest in things that will better their lifestyle such as gadgets and clothes. However, for professional athletes, investing into items like jewelry isn't a good idea. They don't usually get to choose the type of ring that they will be wearing and they certainly can't pick the design of it. The NBA has a policy which all players must follow when buying championship rings: no outside jewelry or attachments will be allowed inside the ring.
Many believe that investing in a quality championship ring isn't necessary because the competition is stiffer in the NBA. In fact, several players have already said several times that it is not even close to being as hard as the NFL or other major sports in terms of playing. Even though the competition is fierce, championship rings can still serve as a sort of collectible and memorabilia item for fans. Players' championship rings become prized possessions in the eyes of their fans. It becomes almost a requirement for them to wear one if they want to be recognized by their fans.
Wearing an NBA ring is not something that a player does on a whim. It is something that he or she puts much thought into when choosing the ring that he or she will wear for the duration of his or her career in the NBA. Usually, players will pick out rings that have certain numbers on them such as the number of years that they have been in the league, the number of ring matches that they have won, or the number of championships that they have achieved during their professional careers. Then, based on those criteria, they will pick out a piece of jewelry that represents the essence of who they are and what they stand for.
There have been several rings that have been passed down between players in the NBA such as the Larry O'Brien trophy. Each player that wears this award receives immense pride from their teammates, the coaches, the fans, and the various other personnel in the league. That is why it is given such a heavy importance, both on and off the court. The words world and finals are not even close to the ring on a player's finger because this is the ring that represents the player the most, not the words world and individual match. It represents a culmination of everything that a player has done, both on and off the court.
There are many different types of championship rings for players in the NBA such as the all-star ring that is worn by the starters and reserves and the championship rings that are distributed among the teams that have won the championship during the regular season and also for the tournament series that decide who will advance to the finals. Each ring comes with a plaque that is engraved with the team name, their year of championship, and the plaque is made of 18 karat gold. These are just a few of the options that are available for championship rings.
For those that have won the championship, they do not have to sell their championship rings until after they retire from their professional basketball career. Many of the players that have won the title continue to play until they are eligible for an extension with the current team. They receive free championship rings from the current team and usually sell these for a nice profit when the time comes to retire. Other players receive special rings from other teams only, while others still sell their championship rings to keep up with the ever-changing value of diamonds in the market.