Tuesday night was a special one for the Cleveland Cavaliers franchise. Just over four months after winning their first NBA championship, the organization received their championship rings and watched the championship banner get raised into the Quicken Loans Arena rafters.
And the ring is an impressive piece of jewelry to say the least.
Below are a couple video clips from the ceremony, which included former Cavalier Dahntay Jones. Jones was the final cut before opening night, with wing DeAndre Liggins beating out the veteran for the final spot on the Cavaliers’ regular season roster.
The ring is approximately 6.5 carats and is encrusted with 400 diamonds, with there also being a one carat diamond atop the Larry O’Brier Trophy. According to the Cavaliers the ring is the heaviest NBA championship ring ever made, with a weight of 165 grams and 105 pennyweights.
Also of note was the fact that the Cavs met The Undertaker prior to the game. The connection between the WWE superstar and the Cavaliers was sparked during the NBA Finals, as LeBron James was photographed wearing an “Undertaker” T-shirt before the team’s practice prior to Game 5. At that point Cleveland trailed Golden State three games to one, but they didn’t lose again in becoming the first NBA team to erase a 3-1 deficit in the NBA Finals.