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LeBron, Wade, and the Heat get their championship rings (VIDEO)

Oct 30, 2012, 10:30 PM EDT

It happened perhaps a year later than LeBron James, Dwyane Wade, and Chris Bosh envisioned when they joined forces in Miami in the summer of 2010, but the Heat won their first championship with this superstar core last season. To the winners go the spoils, and in the NBA, that means receiving gaudy, diamond-encrusted, and all-around awesome championship rings.

We bring you the complete ring ceremony in the video above (via @jose3030), and honestly, it was pretty pedestrian: the players were introduced, walked up to get the obligatory handshake from David Stern, received their respective rings, and that was that.

The best moment was when the Heat’s championship banner was beginning to be raised, and LeBron James could be seeing removing the ring from its case (at about the 10:25 mark), and marveling at the representation of his first title which he worked so hard to earn. That’s the genuine emotion fans look to see from the athletes they cheer for and adore, and James couldn’t hide his satisfaction as the pre-game ceremony came to a close.

  1. rodge1 - Oct 30, 2012 at 10:47 PM

    Enjoy haters

  2. kfiz14 - Oct 30, 2012 at 10:49 PM

    They also have sickle cell.

  3. miamatt - Oct 30, 2012 at 11:23 PM

    Won’t be the last, either.

  4. tomtravis76 - Oct 30, 2012 at 11:33 PM

    Can’t remember the entire ring ceremony being televised for any other team…hum, cause its Lebron and he makes people money.

    This 2012-2013 team looks even better, it is such an entertaining style of basketball. Its hard breaking the old mentality of needing bigs, but this track team makes it alot easier.

    • jt1138 - Oct 31, 2012 at 12:17 AM

      They broadcast the Lakers’ back to back ring ceremonies and the Mavs’ ceremony in full. They usually show them in full, except maybe the coaches and training staff.

  5. asublimeday - Oct 31, 2012 at 2:42 AM

    After their post-Boston love fest I’m surprised Lebron and wade didn’t start making out

    • heat256 - Oct 31, 2012 at 9:17 AM

      I’m sure if they did you would have flogged that limp noodle of yours into a frenzy wouldn’t you big boy?

  6. southbeachtalent - Oct 31, 2012 at 10:00 AM


  7. danielcp0303 - Oct 31, 2012 at 1:36 PM

    Is there an asterisk engraved into the ring?

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