Dallas Mavericks Won’t Get Championship Rings on Opening Night

by December 02, 2011

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.”