Everyone loves jewelry right? Especially women. Ladies love a great engagement/wedding ring, a nice necklace and some shiny earrings. The saying is “diamonds are a girls best friend right”, right?
But when it comes to getting jewelry in the sports world and more so in the big 4 sports leagues, women take a 2nd place to the men when it comes to loving their bling.
Even though this is some jewelry that you can’t arbitrarily wear on a quick run to the grocery store, or a night out on the town with fellas, it’s nice to know that you have one. Especially if you’re getting a second one in a row in the coveted NBA.
The Miami Heat got their rings on Tuesday night. Fans will only get as close to the rings as a player or Heat employee may let them. But for those that can’t or won’t, here’s a close up for you. I talked Heat owner Mickey Arison into letting me borrow his for this photo shoot.
Ok so first here’s the top/front of the ring. Pretty self explanatory there right. It displays what this ring means, as well as what team in the NBA has won the ring. The two trophies in the middle under the name “HEAT” signify the back to back championship status of the team (I’m guessing).
The next picture shows the inside of the ring. Those of you that have class rings from high school or college probably have something inscribed on the inside of it too. Maybe something like “Chi Omega Man of the Year” or “Dude where’s my hookah”. Something that probably means a lot to you and your years in college. Well the HEAT decided to commemorate two important milestones that they had this year. The franchise best record and the 2nd longest winning streak in NBA history.
Next we have the side that shows off the trophies and years the franchise has won rings. Now of course, the more championships you have (Lakers/Celtics), the less room you have for trophies. Right now 3 fit somewhat comfortably on a ring this sized. If everything holds up, by the time Lebron James is done and getting ready to retire in a HEAT uniform, the franchise would have had 8 or 9. How they will fit the trophies onto the rings is something to worry about at another time, but for now the 3 look might comfy.
It’s also important to note the word “FAMILY” on the bottom. I’m sure that symbolizes the foundation of it all for the team. Widely recognized as one of the best run franchises in the NBA and sports, the HEAT truly are a family organization throughout.
Lastly, we have the side that has the name of the bearer across it. Obviously back to back is there as well, since they are back to back champions. But what’s up with the Black Trophy you may ask? Well that was the teams internal symbol.
Oh and the Chinese script? This is actually my favorite part. It means “sacrifice”, something this team has had to do since coming together in it’s present form in 2010, and something they continue to do today. Many times the sacrifices of these men are overlooked, but it can’t be overstated.
So there you have it. The 2013 Championship ring. I just know it looks good and getting many more will only get better.