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Three of A.C. Green’s NBA Championship rings have been stolen

03/29/2013 at 9:03 am By

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A.C. Green played 16 years in the NBA, most notably as part of the Showtime-era Lakers.

He is most known for being the “Iron Man,” playing in 1,192 straight games from 1986-2001, for being the punch-line of many jokes for his stance on abstinence, and for winning two NBA Championships in 1987 and 1988 with the Lakers. He also won a title with the Lakers in 2000.

However, according to a report from the Daily Breeze, three of his championship rings have been stolen. From the report:

Three NBA championship rings were stolen from the Palos Verdes Estates house of former Los Angeles Lakers star A.C. Green, apparently by day laborers he hired to move some belongings into storage, police said Thursday.

Each gold ring, encrusted with diamonds and bearing the name and No. 45 jersey number of the Showtime-era forward, is estimated to be worth $25,000.

The rings stolen were from his 1987 title, his 2000 title, and the ring he was given in 2009 for being an unofficial assistant for the Lakers.

The report also says that the police are hoping that public awareness will help the rings to be returned to Green soon. The police note in the report that “There are plenty of Laker fans in L.A. who wouldn’t want one of the best players who played for them in a long time to lose his rings.”

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