1987 Lakers Championship Ring
“LET’S GO FOR IT AGAIN. LET’S GO FOR IT AGAIN, ” stated Kobe Bryant after winning the NBA basketball championship 83-79 against the Boston Celtics, Thursday, June 17, 2010, in Los Angeles, Ca.. Kobe was excited to be in the elite Lakers “5-finger ring” club that only consists of Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, Magic Johnson, Michael Cooper, Derek Fisher & coach Phil Jackson.
This ring is a part of Lakers history. When you think of the names that have stood below those championship banners – Wilt Chamberlain, Elgin Baylor, Kobe Bryant, Shaquille O’Neal, Pau Gasol, Jerry West, Kobe Bryant, James Worthy, Magic Johnson, and my dear friend Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, you get a sense of the legacy of one of the NBA’s most storied franchises. This ring commemorates one of the greatest chapters of that story, designed and given by one of the world’s great champions.
Kareem Abdul-Jabbar ended up with a storied career – 6 championships, 6 regular season MVP awards, 3 NCAA Championships, and the highest career point total in NBA history (38,387). A 19-time all star in his 21 seasons, Kareem was one of the greatest to ever step on the court, and this ring is an enduring part of that legacy.
I am extremely fortunate to own this rare piece of history — a 1987 LAKERS CHAMPIONSHIP “5-FINGER RING” in which Kareem Abdul-Jabbar gave to me after his dominate win over the BOSTON CELTICS. This is 1 of 2 rings that Kareem custom designed for that memorable occasion — one for himself and one for me! I was delighted to receive this one-of-a-kind Laker Championship Ring. Also, it was the same year in which I sat in a chair on the Lakers wooden floor next to Jack Nicholson to watch each game “up close & personal.” I will forever cherish those awesome memories! It’s as good as it gets!
Kareem Abdul-Jabbar Laker Tennis Shoes
After the last playoff season of his career, Kareem brought me the shoes he wore in one of the playoff’s. He signed them for posterity. It’s very intimate to own a pair of the great man’s basketball playoff shoes!