Wednesday, October 28, 2009

Kiss The Ring

The Lakers season opener was last night and although they did beat the Clippers, that is besides the point, they were presented with their 2009 championship rings!

Here are some of the ring’s details:

The gold is of limited edition 15 karat variety to represent the 15th championship earned by the organization.

Per the request of Dr. Buss, there are 14 diamonds surrounding the top of the ring symbolizing the previous 14 franchise championships, with the Larry O’Brien trophy in the middle to represent the 2008-09 title.

On the inside of a Player ring rests an etching of their respective jersey number. In addition, as requested by Fisher and Bryant, there is a player image on the side of player rings.

The Los Angeles skyline is an element unique to non-player rings in place of the player’s image.

The ring is two toned, with white gold representing the Lakers Sunday whites uniforms that honor legendary broadcaster Chick Hearn.

Each ring is authenticated by a serial number, and to further protect the authenticity, there are hidden etchings of the Lakers logo.

Kupchak contributed the idea to include the varying records of every individual playoff series on the side of the ring, which was done in addition to having the season record to capture the journey of the entire season.

They also showed off their new warm-up outfits with each star representing the number of championships the franchise has. 15 bitches! Beat that Suns!

Oh and Kobe says Kiss the Ring, Laker Haters!

And of course Mrs. Lamar Odom had to be in attendance to support her man

And last but not least, Get em Kobe!!!

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