If the Cleveland Cavaliers somehow manage beat the Golden State Warriors and win the NBA Finals this year, Lakers point guard Isaiah Thomas is expecting to receive a championship ring, even though he hasn't played for the Cavs for over 5 months.
Thomas was brought in during the offseason, involved in the trade that sent All-Star point guard Kyrie Irving to Boston. Many thought that IT would prove to play an important piece in the Cavs' quest for a second franchise title, but as it turned out, Thomas was quite the opposite, only managing to play 15 games for Cleveland due to a hip injury before being traded again to the Los Angeles Lakers for Larry Nance Jr. and Jordan Clarkson.
But during a livestream, the 5'9 point guard stated that if the Cavaliers win it all, he wants his ring sent to him in the mail.
“If the Cavs win, send me my s***”
Per the NBA rules, even if a player was on the roster of the team that wins the NBA championship for less than a day, they're entitled to a championship ring. Current Cavalier Jose Calderon was the most recent example of this, as he was signed to a contract with the Warriors last season for a few hours before being cut to make roster space for another player, and as the Warriors won the title last season, Calderon was owed a ring.
The thing is though, if the Cavaliers do win the title this year, despite all odds, they're going to be paying a fortune in rings, as Cleveland would owe a whopping 22 players some championship bling.