The San Antonio Spurs are setting a new precedent with fan giveaways as they are rewarding loyal supporters with replica championship rings on the season-opening night.
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The NBA season is now just two weeks away and teams have been preparing diligently through the off-season for the campaign, opening night also holds a special importance.
Last season's NBA champions will have a spectacular season opener as the San Antonio Spurs look set to raise their championship banner and the players will also be presented with their championship rings.
The Spurs host their Texas rivals the Dallas Mavericks at the AT&T Center and the occasion is made a little sweeter with the franchise being presented with their NBA championship rings in front of their strengthened Dallas foe.
The franchise which has been the model of consistency and class for all NBA teams are once again showing their appreciation to their loyal supporters, the Spurs fans will leave the season opener with not only brilliant memories, but a replica championship ring also.
The rings are sponsored by HEB (which is a ubiquitous sponsor in San Antonio), unfortunately for fans they are not diamond encrusted like the players will be receiving, but are still a really valuable piece of memorabilia to own.
The team released a statement to conclude the giveaway, it read:
"The commemorative NBA Championship rings feature the iconic Spur logo on the front and the team’s 2013-14 regular and post-season records above the NBA logo on the left panel. The opposite panel is etched with a replica of the Larry O’Brien trophy with five studs, representing each of the Spurs’ five championships."
The Spurs may not be the first team to commemorate a championship victory in this fashion, the Washington Wizards previously gave away rings to celebrate the Bullets NBA title, but an opening night T-Shirt will now be seen as a less ingenious gesture.