Friday, December 2nd, 2011 at 9:25 am  |  14 responses

Dallas Mavericks Won’t Get Championship Rings on Opening Night

The Mavs will see their title banner raised to the rafters while their NBA Finals foes sadly look on during the season opener on Christmas, but Mark Cuban hasn’t gotten their rings made yet. From the Star-Telegram and ESPN: “The Mavericks won’t receive their NBA championship rings on opening day against the Miami Heat after all. Owner Mark Cuban said, after much consideration, he has decided to give his players their rings on another game night. ‘Banner only [on] opening night,’ Cuban said via e-mail. ‘Rings will be another night.’”

“Mavs owner Mark Cuban has not had the 2010-11 championship rings designed because he wants to get input from Dirk Nowitzki, Jason Terry and Jason Kidd as to how the rings should look, Cuban confirmed Thursday night. ‘I think he is waiting for J-Kidd and Dirk and I to come up with something,’ Terry said Thursday when he was the lone Mavs player to work out at the American Airlines Center on the first day that locked-out players could return to their teams’ practice facilities. Cuban added that he considered handing out fake rings at the opener, but decided to hold the banner raising ceremony and ring presentation on separate nights, giving fans that might have attended the canceled Nov. 1 opener, but have other plans on Christmas Day, a chance to see one of the special moments.”

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  • http://360special.blogspot.com/ dev0

    opening night on christmas, raising the banner in front of the team you beat to win the chip? it’s all too tasty already even without the rings

  • Bojangles

    What rings? I thought you were getting them bracelets, you beer stained t-shirt wearing rich boy.

  • Robb

    Banner the first night they face them, rings the other night they face the heat.

  • Sean B

    ^^^ They will most likely play only one regular season game against the Heat with the condensed schedule.

  • Nehemiah01

    Cuban is a “g”! He’s planning something hot

  • Riggs

    @Sean: maybe when they face the lakers?

  • http://nba.com GP23

    He’s doing this because he knows his team will lose to the Heat on opening night, and he doesn’t want to lose on a night he gives out the rings as it would be a little awkward.

  • Waggle

    Co-sign Riggs. In front of the lakers would be terrific.

  • http://slamonline.com Saviour

    Oh it wouldn’t it *giggle* shall we touch bums now?

  • Overtime

    Out of interest, anyone know if a championship banner has been raised in front of the team who lost it before?

  • O.R Paperstacks

    Championship Cars for everyone. Watch

  • bike

    They are going to get rings, but they won’t be for the fingers.

  • Heals

    Should do it for a game v Mia or LAL just to rub it in…

  • Drig

    Just wish they do it infront of LA……We’re gonna rock Dallas so bad this time…..