NBA SEASON TIPS OFF: IT’S DIAMONDS AND DUNKS FOR THE LAKERS
The 2009/2010 NBA season is officially underway! This year promises to bring great ball and lots of surprises, with stories that have already made headlines. Here’s a quick recap: Shaquille O’Neal has joined the Cleveland Cavaliers who have started the season at 0-2, Ron Artest is now playing on the L.A. Lakers, Vince Carter has teamed up with the Orlando Magic and No. 1 draft pick, Blake Griffin, is already out with a broken knee cap. But team changes and injuries aside, it was the L.A. Lakers who certainly kicked off their season in style.
The reigning champs received their 2008/2009 championship rings during a pregame ceremony, before beating the L.A. Clippers in their season opener. And let’s just say that “bling” is an understatement. Each ring was made of 15-carat gold (instead of 14-carat gold, to commemorate the Laker’s 15th championship win) and featured a laser engraved image of each player’s face! As if that wasn’t enough, the top of the ring included a white-gold image of the Larry O’Brien championship trophy surrounded by 15 diamonds. Are you drooling yet?
And the commemorative gear doesn’t stop there. On November 1, Adidas Originals is releasing a special edition metallic gold and purple “Los Angeles Lakers Superstar” shoe. The shoe’s tongue features the team logo and the insoles include the magic number, yes you guessed it, 15. A little flashy, but Glam Gal welcomes the metallic hue as opposed to the signature yellow. You can pick up a pair of these kicks here, or at the NBA store and other Adidas and Lakers stores.
Will the Lakers repeat? Who do you think will win the NBA finals this year?