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Former Laker A.C. Green had three championship rings stolen

Mar 29, 2013, 4:47 PM EDT

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You remember A.C. Green, right? He’s the physical power forward out of Oregon State who was drafted straight into the middle of Magic Johnson’s Showtime Lakers and picked up some rings as one of the game’s better role players. Or, maybe you know him the guy who played in a ridiculous 1,192 straight games. Or, maybe you remember him as the sexual abstinence guy (which you can, but don’t forget the guy could flat out play).

He’s also the owner of three NBA championship rings… or he was.

The rings were stolen recently from his Los Angeles area home. From the Daily Breeze newspaper (hat tip to Dan Devine at Ball Don’t Lie):

Three NBA championship rings were stolen from the Palos Verdes Estates house of former Los Angeles Lakers star A.C. Green, apparently by day laborers he hired to move some belongings into storage, police said Thursday.

Each gold ring, encrusted with diamonds and bearing the name and No. 45 jersey number of the Showtime-era forward, is estimated to be worth $25,000.

“To him, priceless,” Palos Verdes Estates police Sgt. Steve Barber said. “They are worth a lot of money, especially to somebody who is a collector. It’s going to be really difficult for somebody to pawn it off. “

Green was a member of the 1987, 1988 and 2000 Lakers championship teams. He also told police he was given a ring for the 2009 team for his role working with the players as an unofficial coach.

Those rings have more value as a collector’s item than broken down and sold for the gold, diamonds and other jewels. But as Sgt. Barber noted, try to sell that and people now will know exactly who they belong to and where they came from.

Here’s hoping he gets them back.

  1. dirtydavis - Mar 29, 2013 at 5:06 PM

    Lakers 2013 Champs

    • patfic15 - Mar 29, 2013 at 5:37 PM

      April fools is Monday

      • money2long - Mar 29, 2013 at 8:45 PM


    • spthegr8 - Mar 29, 2013 at 10:51 PM

      Now, if he could only get a women too steal his virginity…..???????? That’s why A.C. always played with SO much energy. FRESH LEGS!!!!

      • spthegr8 - Mar 29, 2013 at 10:54 PM

        Real talk tho, that sucks A.C.!!! I feel for ya bruh!!!!

    • badintent - Mar 30, 2013 at 3:23 AM

      nice new handle bozo for all. what’s next, boys2menopause ?

  2. cantonbound13 - Mar 29, 2013 at 5:14 PM

    Maybe that ridiculous little bear took it.

  3. djjackson81 - Mar 29, 2013 at 5:17 PM

    I can’t stand theifs whom ever they may be. I hope them get found returned and those responsible get prosecuted. FYI Laker are not winning a championship any time soon.

  4. fanofevilempire - Mar 29, 2013 at 5:20 PM

    maybe they will turn up @ TV show Pawn Star, you never know.

    • 00maltliquor - Mar 30, 2013 at 2:03 PM

      LOL, I was thinking the same thing! They got championship rings over there too. I seen a Miami Heat championship ring when I was at that same pawn shop 2 weeks ago.

  5. hpeters77 - Mar 29, 2013 at 5:38 PM

    Great guy terrible people yeah I’m looking for it on pawn stars too

  6. asimonetti88 - Mar 29, 2013 at 5:41 PM

    AC Green was one of my favorite Lakers back in the day. Never was a star but he always brought it, and he was a skilled player- there’s a reason he was on three championship teams.

  7. badintent - Mar 29, 2013 at 7:08 PM

    He should have had them locked up , just like on Pawn Stars. New Invention , the bank security box, AC.Basketball IQ high, common sense negative one.

    • mytthor - Mar 29, 2013 at 9:27 PM

      That train wreck of a sentence and you’re criticizing other people’s intelligence? At least I think that’s what I decoded with my idiot->English decoder ring.

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