Don't let these rings distract you from the fact GSW blew a 3-1 Finals lead.
A new NBA season has arrived, the Cavaliers have been presented their championship rings, but people still haven't forgotten about the fact that Golden State blew a 3-1 Finals lead.
That narrative has been a running joke on #BasketballTwitter throughout the offseason but it reached the pinnacle last night when the Cavs championship rings were unveiled, featuring a reference to their improbable comeback against the Warriors.
Per the ring designers at Kay Jewelers:
"On the interior side of the ring is a line of seven gemstones to represent the best-of-seven games in an NBA Finals series. In the order the games were won, three white diamonds depict the Golden State Warriors and four genuine "wine-colored" garnets represent the Cavaliers, symbolizing the first time in NBA history that any team has overcome a 3-1 deficit to become NBA Champions."
This gaudy 6.5 carat piece of championship hardware is reportedly the heaviest of any championship ring weighing over 165 grams, featuring 10K white gold and 14K yellow gold.
See how some of the Cavs players (and their girlfriends) celebrated their new jewelry below.
24-karat 3-1 trolling right there... (via Richard Jefferson's snapchat) pic.twitter.com/OUyKdeWaDV— Tommy Beer (@TommyBeer) October 26, 2016
There's just not enough words I can put together to express the feelings I had when I received this last night! Emotions was running heavy and I'm just so proud of my teammates, their joy and happiness receiving theirs as well! It was a SPECIAL night to say the lease and I'll never forget that moment for the rest of my life. Final thing THANK YOU and you're extremely welcome to our UNBELIEVABLE fans for sharing that moment with us because honestly we did it for yall! #StriveForGreatness🚀 #RWTW🏅 #TheKidFromAkron👑 #TheLand🔥
You can't win with him... He's a cancer to any team... He will shoot you in or out the game... He's not a good teammate... He doesn't play defense... He was a throw in... He doesn't work hard... He loves to party... He's a waste of talent... HE IS A CHAMPION!!! Let them talk BE YOU an your time will come! #Champ