The Rockets or Cavaliers won’t just receive bragging rights for winning the Las Vegas Summer League.
For the second year in a row, the champion of the NBA’s premier Summer League event will receive rings for winning the tournament. Previously, the winning team in Las Vegas received trophies and t-shirts.
ESPN’s Malika Andrews shared a preview of this year’s championship rings at the start of the tournament.
Here is a first look at the 2023 Summer League Championship rings. Rings were introduced at Summer League in 2022. pic.twitter.com/YwFvqAvTFd
— Malika Andrews (@malika_andrews) July 10, 2023
Once again, a Summer League logo is featured at the top of the ring with “2023” above it and “Champions” below it, complete with a number of diamonds. One side reads “NBA2K Summer League” with the NBA logo next to it. The other side reads “Las Vegas 2023” and features an image of the updated Summer League championship trophy.
The trophy itself pays homage to Las Vegas, as the NBA detailed when it introduced the new theme in 2022.
The championship trophy stands 14 inches tall and resembles a rolled up playing card in gold vermeil. The inside showcases a basketball court motif with the achievement inscribed in its center, while the exterior includes an engraved basketball and net pattern designed to replicate a classic playing card.
The Rockets or Cavaliers will become the second team in NBA history to receive championship rings at Summer League, joining the Trail Blazers, who defeated the Knicks in last year’s championship game.
For comparison, here’s what the inaugural rings looked like:
For the first time, rings will be handed out to the Summer League champions. We got an exclusive look on NBA Today. What do you think? pic.twitter.com/HovjFNXKFE
— Malika Andrews (@malika_andrews) July 8, 2022
How to watch Las Vegas Summer League Championship Game
- Date: Monday, July 17
- Time: 9 p.m. ET | 6 p.m. PT
- TV channel: ESPN
- Live stream: Sling TV
The Rockets and Cavaliers will face off in the championship game of the 2K23 Las Vegas Summer League on Monday, July 17. The game is scheduled to tip off around 9 p.m. ET from the Thomas & Mack Center in Las Vegas, Nevada.
The Las Vegas Summer League championship game will be televised on ESPN. Sling TV also offers a streaming option.
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