You just knew that Drake, the Toronto Raptors’ most famous fan and ambassador, would get an NBA championship ring. But would one be enough for Champagne Papi? Of course not – so he got a second custom made one just for himself for a whopping price of $150,000.
Aubrey Drake Graham got one of the official championship rings that the NBA Champion Raptors received Tuesday night during pre-game ceremonies at their home opener (which they won) against the New Orleans Pelicans at Scotiabank Arena. In advance, Drake also got Jason of Beverly Hills to make another one-of-a-kind ring for himself.
It has thirty carats of diamonds. And according to TMZ, Drake flew designer Jason Arasheben to the Turks and Caicos for an emergency design meeting.”It’s a championship that’s dear to his heart, ” said Arasheben, “and he wanted to create an over the top ring that not only paid homage to his city but made a statement above and beyond anything else in history.”
The official ring, which was presented to Pascal Siakam and the rest of the players, has a face made of 74 diamonds (that’s how many games the team won in the regular season), one large diamond, and custom-cut baguette diamonds to make up the Toronto skyline. The ring’s outer edge is lined with 16 rubies to go with the number of players. There’s a personal message for each player engraved inside the ring.
According to Associated Press, “the rings each contain more than 650 diamonds as well as 16 rubies, representing the number of playoff victories required to win the title. On the face of the ring, diamonds form the Toronto skyline above the word ‘North’ spelled out in diamonds inside a golden chevron.”
Let’s hope those rings don’t slow them down this Friday against the Boston Celtics.