Fall Premier Auction 2013
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This is a visually stunning prize from the height of the Shaq & Kobe dynasty of the L.A. Lakers that was presented to a front office worker for the team that earned its 14th overall NBA Championship in 2002 and the third in a row for the Lakers. The triangle theme on the ring face makes note of this third consecutive title, with the amethyst at center bordered by the word "Back" on three sides, as in "Back to back to back." A total of 14 brilliant cut diamonds adorn the bezel, where raised lettering reads "Lakers World Champions"; 61 yellow diamonds are set in the ring face, as are three larger triangular cut diamonds representing each Championship. Left shank holds the staffer's initials "L.C." and makes note of the team's regular-season (58-24) and playoffs (15-4) records, flanking a graphic depiction of the iconic NBA logo. Right shank features the Lakers' team logo, year "2002," and a tribute to legendary broadcaster Chick Hearn (a sculpted microphone), whose last game at the mike would be the Lakers' 2002 Championship clincher. Interior band is stamped "14K" and measures to Size 12 1/2. The ring is housed in its original 7-by-5-inch hinged polished redwood presentation case with black-felt interior and engraved gold plaque on lid with the name "Larry D. Cole."
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