Want Your Own Laker Championship Ring?

 —  April 12, 2005

I know the readership demographics of this site are quite affluent (or, at least I like to believe they are in my delusional little world), so I’m passing along this rare opportunity.

Sotheby’s will be auctioning off a set of nine Laker NBA championship rings. You can own the same rings as Jerry West does for the ’72 team and Kobe does for the 2001 team, not to mention all those ’80s rings. You even get your name engraved on the rings.

Show them off in your home or use them to convince women at blackjack tables in Vegas that you used to play in the NBA.

Money raised will go to Laker Youth Foundation. So, be sure to get your bid in — I’ll be bidding everything in my savings account. (Sadly, that will barely buy me a package of Sour Skittles, let alone the rings.)