Anderson Varejao signed with the Golden State Warriors in February, after spending his first 31 games of the season with the Cleveland Cavaliers, where he had been his entire 12-year career.

Well, the Warriors and Cavs of course met in the NBA Finals, making Varejao the only player in NBA history to play for both Finals representatives in the same season.

This of course brought up the question, “So would Varejao get a ring regardless of the champion?” According to Cleveland.Com, the Cavs do not intend to send Varejao a ring, unless he requests one. So far, he has not done that:

Free agent center and former Cleveland Cavalier Anderson Varejao has not requested a championship ring from the NBA champs, has learned.

He was eligible to receive a ring regardless of The Finals outcome. Cleveland has not contacted Varejao and has no plans to send him a ring unless he expresses interest in obtaining one, was told.

It’s an odd situation and Varejao probably feels weird about the idea of celebrating a championship when he was on the losing side. But, he was a huge part of the Cleveland franchise for 12 years, and played 31 games on this year’s title squad. He probably deserves a ring, and the Cavs should give him a ring if he indeed asks for one, but it’s very understandable why he’d be hesitant to make that request.


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