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Wednesday, June 15th, 2011 at 9:05 am  |  12 responses

Dallas Mavericks Want Their Championship Rings


Mark Cuban seems to be the only person in the Mavs’ organization who’s against title rings; everyone else wants that piece of gaudy jewelry on their finger next season. From the AP: “We’ve got to talk to him about that,’ said Dirk Nowitzki, the Finals MVP. ‘I don’t think the last word has been spoken yet. We know he always wants to do something different, something bigger. But the ring is just so classic. I think I would vote for a ring. I mean, I’m a man. I don’t know how I’d feel about a bracelet.’ Donnie Nelson, the president of basketball operations, even made a bold offer. ‘I’ll pay for them,’ he said. ‘Now, they might have to be plastic.’ … Jason Kidd, the team’s elder statesman at 38, jokingly took offense to Cuban calling the concept of rings old-fashioned. ‘I’m old-fashioned,’ Kidd said … ‘As a player and a historian of the game, you want the ring,’ Terry said. ‘You look at the Sports Illustrated cover of Bill Russell holding those rings. You’ve seen Phil Jackson’s rings. You want that ring. That means a lot. That’s a thing you can go to your grave with.’ … ‘I don’t know what he’s thinking,’ Carlisle said, laughing. ‘You win an NBA championship, you’ve got to have a ring.’”

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  • Paul Hawkins

    Mark Cuban is a very odd man. Who the hell does not want a ring?

  • Riggs

    Mark Cuban.

  • J.G.

    They should get championship chains, and have the larry obrien trophy as the charm

  • http://bugmarley.com Bug Marley

    brass (or gold) knuckles? four fingers covered.

  • http://kb24.com Bigi

    Bracelet-buddies…

  • ENDS

    J.G I like that idea, as long as i get my ring as well. I still love my graduation ring and I’m a grown man with a wedding bend. It always made me feel like a champion.

  • Luis

    Its Texas,why not Boots? Hahaha d World Champs’ having the
    Time of their lives.

  • David Moore

    I think Mark Cuban is going all out on this “ring” issue because he realizes this championship is the only one he’s gonna win for a while.

  • http://slamonline.com 1982

    Until they saw the diamond encrusted hundred dollar bills he ordered for everyone.

  • Red Star

    “I’m a man. I don’t know how I’d feel about a bracelet” Classic!

  • Brad A

    the should get Paul Wall To make them a Championship Grill. now thats texas!!

  • reggymack

    Far as I am concern this should not be Cubans choice. The NBA should be giving the rings out anyway. Its the NBA championship. Cuban can give them what he wants other than the rings. What a knuclehead. He needs to listen to his team and not mess this up.

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