The Lakers 2010 championship ring was fully unveiled last night. Since the Lakers 2010 championship ring is the second in a row for LA, and the 16’th in team history, they had to make this one stand out. They did so by embedding a piece of the ball from Game 7 in each ring, putting in two trophy likenesses on the side, encrusting 16 diamonds, and featuring a likeness of each player. After the team got honored, they then set out to make sure the Lakers 2010 championship ring could be topped next year.
Before Los Angeles’ 112-110 victory over Houston, the team had one more celebration for last year’s NBA Finals win over Boston. Those who are still on the team received rings, although the likes of Kobe Bryant and Phil Jackson have more than enough to spare.
Nevertheless, the Lakers 2010 championship ring had more than enough to make it stand out. Since it was for a Los Angeles team, and since they are used to winning titles, they couldn’t make it look like the same old, same old.
Perhaps the Lakers spent a little too much time gawking, as they started off slowly against the Rockets. Yet they rallied from a double digit deficit to get a 112-110 comeback win, to begin their quest for another three-peat. Now that it might take longer than expected for Miami’s Big Three to mesh together, they have to like their chances.
Although ownership of the Lakers 2010 championship ring is exclusive, some of them have already gotten around. Justin Bieber, of all people, was spotted with a loaner, as he got to wear Phil Jackson’s. Jeanie Buss got her boyfriend to lend it to Bieber for the night, as he got to show it off at courtside.
Meanwhile, Ron Artest is planning to auction his off, in spite of all he went through to get it. Artest is one of the main reasons why the Lakers won Game 7, and did so after overcoming years of turmoil. Yet he is holding a raffle for it starting tomorrow, to benefit the charity Xcel University.
Those who are keeping their Lakers 2010 championship ring won’t have much more time to reveal in it. The quest to win another one is now under way, and the Rockets showed Los Angeles that it won’t be an easy one. This is the Lakers’ chance to enter true immortality, and prove that no big free agency moves can dethrone them.
Washington Post- “Justin Bieber gets Phil Jackson’s championship ring…on loan”
Los Angeles Times- “Ron Artest’s decision to raffle off his championship ring should be lauded”