The Heat, consisting of Lebron James, Dwayne Wade, Chris Bosh, and probably other players, won the NBA Championship in 5 games last night. They will soon receive their customary Championship Rings. But there rings will be a bit different than normal. They will only be 80% of a regular ring because that is the amount of season they played.
A typical NBA season is 82 games long. Because of the difficulties with contract negotiations and the quarrel between the players’ association and the team owners this season was shortened. The season automatically cut 16 games making the season 80% of what it normally is. At the beginning of the season most teams knew that whoever won this season would have a permanent asterisk by the champion’s name.
There was a discussion to simply make the ring out of silver instead of gold because it is worth about 80% the value…
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