The sport of basketball in the United States has been one of the most popular athletic events since it came to fruition back in the late 1940s. The National Basketball Association has crowned a champion every year since 1947 and some teams have even achieved multiple NBA titles throughout that time. This feat is not easily achieved as twelve of the 30 NBA teams have not yet won a championship. In fact, seven of those twelve teams haven’t even been able to make it to the championship series including the Los Angeles Clippers, Denver Nuggets, Minnesota Timberwolves and Toronto Raptors just to name a few.
Fans of the sport realize how difficult it is to win an NBA title and when their team achieves this milestone they want to remember it by purchasing some sort of memorabilia to commemorate their team’s championship season. A popular memorabilia choice for fans is to purchase a replica of the team’s championship ring. This rather inexpensive option is a great way to capture a bit of history and have something to remember that team and season by. If you’re interested in purchasing a replica ring then this article is definitely something you should check out. I’ll briefly explain which team has the most NBA championships and where you can find fantastic replicas of their championship rings.
If you’re a Boston Celtics fan then you’ve had the rare opportunity to celebrate an impressive amount of NBA championship victories. Starting all the way back in 1957, the Boston Celtics won their very first NBA title. They followed that victory up with a return to the championship series the very next year but ultimately lost to the St. Louis Hawks. This defeat didn’t keep the team down for long as they proceeded to reel off eight straight NBA championships winning the title each year from 1959 to 1966. They weren’t done there, however, as they won again in 1968, 1969, 1974, and 1976. No team has seen such a remarkable streak of NBA championships and they continued winning by capturing the title in 1981, 1984, and 1986. Their next championship would come 22 years later when they won their most recent title in 2008. Their championships total a whopping 17 wins with their closest competitor the Minneapolis/Los Angeles Lakers sitting just one championship behind them with 16. After Boston and Minneapolis/Los Angeles, the next most championship wins is six with the Chicago Bulls.
Ever since the very first NBA Finals series in 1947, commemorative rings have been given out to the members of the winning team. You can find fantastic replicas of some of these rings by visiting the website BigGameRings.com. Here you can find four of the Boston Celtics championship ring replicas available for purchase. Though this site and pretty much all other similar sites don’t offer the older Boston Celtics rings from the 1950s, ‘60s, and ‘70s, the ones they do offer are some of the more iconic rings in NBA history. Here is a brief description of the three Boston Celtics championship rings from the 1980s available at BigGameRings.com
For just $50, you can purchase the 1981 Boston Celtics NBA championship ring when they beat the Houston Rockets four games to two. This replica ring is made of high-quality metal alloy and is colored gold just like the original. Mixed in with the gold is a green accent on the face of the ring with a diamond-like jewel in the middle. A green border surrounds the jewel and the words “NBA World Champions” are written in raised gold colored letters. One side of the ring reads in raised gold colored lettering, “Bird” for Larry Bird, written on a shield, as well as the letters “XIV” with the team’s name written below inside of a clover and the word “Pride” underneath. On the other side of the ring, the year “1981” is written with the NBA logo in between the 19 and 81 with the word, “Teamwork” underneath.
The 1984 Boston Celtics championship ring can also be yours for just $50. This ring commemorates the Celtics’ win over the Los Angeles Lakers in one of the best finals series in NBA history. Similar to the 1981 ring, this replica is gold colored with green accents and a large diamond-like jewel in the middle. The green accents make up the shape of a clover and the words, “Boston Celtics World Champions” borders the face of the ring. On one side of the ring, the NBA logo is featured between the numbers 19 and 84 with the word, “Teamwork” written underneath. On the other side, you’ll see the team’s mascot with the name Bird written above, as well as a picture of a basketball hoop, the letters XV and the word “Pride”.
The last of the Boston Celtics three NBA championships from the 1980s is their 1986 win over the Houston Rockets. On the face of the ring, the NBA championship trophy is featured encrusted in diamond-like jewels. The trophy is surrounded by a green inlay of a clover with the words, “Boston Celtics World Champions” framing the edges. Similar to the rings mentioned above, on one side of the ring is a green NBA logo placed between the number 19 and 86 with the word “Teamwork” written underneath. The other side of the ring once again features the name “Bird” at the top and underneath are the Celtics mascot and the number 16 representing their sixteen championships at the time. The words “World Championships” is also written with the word “Pride” underneath. This replica is only $50 and each ring on this list comes in a wide variety of ring sizes. Some of these rings are very popular and you may not be able to find one in your size, but if you’re able to get a hold of one you’ll not be disappointed.