Hot Pink Travel
July 10th, LAX
I met a guy with an NBA Championship ring. He sat down across from me at the communal table at some rock and roll restaurant. That ring caught me eye as it was a lot of bling. I mean A LOT of BLING. I just had to ask and thus started a 30 minute conversation.
Ends up it was a ring from the year the Miami Heat won when Shaq was on the team. Wikipedia tells me that was 2006 with The Heat winning in six games over the Dallas Mavericks, becoming the third team—after the 1969 Celtics and the 1977 Trail Blazers—to win a championship after trailing 0–2 in the series. Heat guard Dwyane Wade was named series MVP.
He worked on the business side of the team and really admired Shaq thus the ring meant a lot to him. We talked about D Wade and he was happy for him getting his payday by signing with Chicago. He told me he was a numbers guy and was so shocked when the Cavs recently won the NBA title. It wasn't the outcome the numbers had picked, but that's the beauty of sport. Heart is that intangible aspect that every now and again trumps the numbers.
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