CLEVELAND (92.3 The Fan) – On Oct. 25 the Cavaliers will raise the 2016 NBA Championship banner and receive their rings prior to tipping off the defense of their title against the New York Knicks.
Thanks to Richard Jefferson’s SnapChat account Tuesday evening, we might know what the rings will look like.
Jefferson briefly posted artistic renderings for his ring which many followers raced to screen-grab before he removed the artwork. It appears that the team has spared little expense with the design which is comprised of gold, silver and a massive amount of diamonds.
According to the photo, the head of the ring will feature the Cavs familiar wine, gold and blue ‘C’ logo interlocked with a diamond encrusted Larry O’Brien trophy, which is surrounded by diamonds and the words “World” and “Champions” at the top and bottom of the crown outlined with gold and filled with more diamonds. The rim of the crown features the numbers of every player on the roster engraved in gold with a diamond in between.
The left side of the band features the players’ number engraved in a gold banner and filled with diamonds that hangs over a silver engraving of landmark buildings of downtown Cleveland and the Detroit-Superior bridge. At the bottom of the band is a gold text engraving of “Cleveland” and right above it and just below the bridge is ‘LII’ – the roman numeral for 52 – signifying the 52-year championship drought which is now in the past or “under the bridge.”
The right side of the band features the players’ last name engraved in gold that runs down the side and engraved in silver is “2016” that includes the NBA logo substituting for the 0 and a silhouette of the state of Ohio with both filled in with diamonds.
We’ll have to wait to see if the design Jefferson revealed is actually chosen.