Los Angeles Lakers Championship Ring Features Kobe Bryant Tribute

2020 will be a year we will never forget for the good and the bad. The Los Angeles Lakers received their 2019-20 championship rings before kicking off their 2020-21 season against the Clippers.

The rings, which were designed by Jason of Beverly Hills and they have 804 stones, 15.50 carats of yellow and white diamonds, and .95 carats of Laker purple amethyst stones for a total weight of 16.45 carats. The rings contain the heaviest total carat weight in NBA championship history and are, unsurprisingly, the most expensive.

The coolest part about all this, is that it features a tribute to the late great Kobe Bryant.

The Kobe tributes comes in the form of a Black Mamba snake behind players' jersey numbers. It also features both of Kobe's jerseys, No. 24 and No. 8, under a removable top. Bryant, along with his daughter Gianna and 7 other passengers, died on Jan. 26, 2020 in a helicopter accident. 

The new Lakers championship rings feature a couple of incredible tributes to the late Kobe Bryant
-A detachable top unveils the Lakers' retired numbers and highlights Kobe's #8 and #24.
» A Black Mamba snake is on the side underneath each player's number

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