Anderson Varejao was offered a Cleveland Cavaliers championship ring according to Anderson Varejao. He is unsure if he will accept it according to the San Francisco Chronicle. Two months ago Varejao said he would not accept a ring if offered.
The Chronicle story is also the latest to perpetuate the myth that Varejao is somehow “eligible” for a ring because of how much time he spent with the Cavaliers last season. You know who is eligible for a championship ring? Whoever Dan Gilbert decides he wants to give a championship ring. For example – pretty much everybody. Via Cleveland.com:
"ticket takers, seat ushers, security guards, Cleveland police officers and all who work behind the scenes at home games will be able to say they won a ring. And they’ll have proof."
Yes, the Cavs will spend over $1 million to give rings to anyone who did anything anywhere near The Q this season. That includes employees involved in the Erie Monsters’ AHL Calder Cup victory and Aramark arena food service employees. Oh, and probably David Blatt.
And if you think that handing out more than 1000 championship rings is the Cavaliers way of distracting people from the fact that the Warriors blew a 3-1 lead in the NBA Finals, this is actually more of a reminder.