Dallas Mavericks owner Mark Cuban is one of the most forward-thinking owners in all of professional sports.
Cuban is always looking for new innovations to improve the game.
Could that also include starting a new trend when it comes to championship jewelry?
While being interviewed during NBA TV’s postgame show by host Matt Winer, Cuban was asked just how big of a ring he was planning to get for his players.
Cuban quickly put some doubt into those plans.
“I’ll tell you something, I might not get rings,” Cuban said. “Rings are old school.”
Analyst Chris Webber was surprised by the answer, but Cuban compared it to Webber’s days at Michigan.
“It’s like the Fab Five; everybody had short shorts, then they didn’t have short shorts,” Cuban said.
Webber asked Cuban that if he wasn’t planning on the customary rings that players have received for decades for winning the title, what exactly was Cuban going to do?
Cuban smiled and kept that answer close to the vest, much like he has all of his comments throughout these playoffs. Cuban smiled and nodded, but he did not say what was up his sleeve.
It is obvious, however, that Cuban has put some thought into how he would celebrate, should this day ever come.
“You’ve seen it before, there’s guys who pick up the sweats and towels and they have these big, blingy rings, and I’m like, “Rings are done,” Cuban said.
“It’s time to take it to the next level.”