This man is not getting a ring during the third round of the World Golf Championships – Bridgestone Invitational at Firestone Country Club South Course on July 2, 2016 in Akron, Ohio.

Everyone in Cleveland took away a piece of the Cavs 2016 NBA championship, not only because they came back from 3-1 down (by the way, did you know the Warriors blew a 3-1 lead?) to beat the team with the best regular season record in NBA history, because the Cleveland championship drought ending was going to be cathartic no matter how or when it was done.

And now, Dan Gilbert is continuing the celebration by giving everyone who had a small involvement with the team a championship ring.

That means over 1,000 full and part time employees of the team, including janitors, food service staff, policemen, ushers, and so on and so forth, will be getting a similar ring to the one that LeBron and Kyrie will be receiving.

And not only will they get rings celebrating the Cavs triumph, they’ll also get rings celebrating the Lake Erie (now Cleveland) Monsters Calder Cup triumph, which took place right before the Cavs hoisted the Larry O’Brien trophy. To distribute all these rings, it will cost the team about $1 million, which is a drop in the bucket for someone of Dan Gilbert’s stature.

However, the Cavs have not said whether former head coach David Blatt, fired midseason, or traded-away center Anderson Varejao (of course, on the other end of the Finals), will get rings. Varejao told reporters after the Finals that the Cavs had offered him a ring, but he’s unsure he will accept.

Wouldn’t it be something if David Blatt didn’t get a Cavs championship ring but the Quicken Loans Arena janitorial staff did? Imagine the e-mails (in Comic Sans, of course).


About Matt Lichtenstadter

Recent Maryland graduate. I've written for many sites including World Soccer Talk,, Testudo Times, Yahoo's Puck Daddy Blog and more. Houndstooth is still cool, at least to me. Follow me @MattsMusings1 on Twitter, e-mail me about life and potential jobs at matthewaaron9 at Yahoo dot com.