Anderson Varejao was in a unique position when the Golden State Warriors reached the NBA Finals.
Having represented the Cleveland Cavaliers 31 times before being waived by the Portland Trail Blazers - a team who he joined as part of a three-team trade that saw Channing Frye land in Ohio - in February, he was eligible for a championship ring regardless of the outcome as he faced up against his former franchise.
The Brazilian came up short on the big stage for the second consecutive year - he was on the losing side in 2015 as the Cavs fell to Golden State in six - but was still expected to receive a ring from Cleveland.
However, it has been reported that the big man intends to reject the offer from the Wine and Gold as a sign of loyalty to his new teammates.
It was a bitter pill to swallow for everyone involved with the Warriors as they gave up a 3-1 lead in the biggest collapse in NBA history.
But they appear to be coming back stronger next season. Having added Kevin Durant, the Dubs have a legitimate big four and the rest of the NBA is looking on with envy.
Luckily for Varejao, he will have another shot at glory alongside Durant, Stephen Curry, Klay Thompson and Draymond Green after he signed up to a one-year veteran's minimum contract.
After two successive failures and a defeat to San Antonio in 2007, the South American has an incredible chance to make it fourth time lucky.