The evolution of the NBA title ring

Updated 10:17 AM ET, Tue March 27, 2018
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If you were a member of the NBA champion Boston Celtics during the 1983-84 season, this diamond cloverleaf ring might look familiar. Here's a look at some other NBA title rings from the past 40 years. NBA Photos/NBAE/Getty Images
The Los Angeles Lakers' ring in 1985 featured a diamond basketball to resemble the Larry O'Brien Trophy. NBA Photos/NBAE/Getty Images
In 1987, the Lakers marked their fifth Los Angeles title with five diamonds on the front of the ring. Note the name Johnson on the side -- this was the ring for Lakers star Magic Johnson. NBA Photos/NBAE/Getty Images
The ring for the 1989-90 Detroit Pistons featured a large diamond surrounded by 20 smaller diamonds. On the side of the ring are the words "back to back" -- signifying the team's consecutive championships. NBA Photos/NBAE/Getty Images
The Chicago Bulls' ring in 1993 featured a jewel-encrusted red bull. Note the name Jordan -- as in Bulls iconic guard Michael Jordan -- on the side of the ring. NBA Photos/NBAE/Getty Images
The Houston Rockets' ring in 1994 featured the Rockets logo, 14 diamonds and the words "Clutch City" on the side. It was their first of back-to-back titles. NBA Photos/NBAE/Getty Images
During the 1995-96 season, the Chicago Bulls set an NBA record by winning 72 regular-season games. They went on to win the title and this ring, which signifies the franchise's fourth championship. NBA Photos/NBAE/Getty Images
Ever seen spurs made of diamonds and gold? You have now. This ring comes from the San Antonio Spurs' championship season in 1998-99. NBA Photos/NBAE/Getty Images
Triangles were the theme of the Los Angeles Lakers' championship ring in 2001-02. The triangles signify the team's third consecutive world title -- and they're also a nod to the team's "triangle" offense. NBA Photos/NBAE/Getty Images
In 2003, the San Antonio Spurs won their second league title. NBA Photos/NBAE/Getty Images
This ring was created for the Detroit Pistons' championship in 2004. Jesse D. Garrabrant/NBAE/Getty Images
Here's Shaquille O'Neal's championship ring that he earned with the 2005-06 Miami Heat. It was the franchise's first title. Victor Baldizon/NBAE/Getty Images
Boston Celtics fans might like these championship baubles that were made in 2008 for the team's "Big 3": Paul Pierce, Kevin Garnett and Ray Allen. Brian Babineau/NBAE/Getty Images
This 2009 championship ring includes the Lakers' logo and the Larry O'Brien Trophy. Andrew D. Bernstein/NBAE/Getty Images
The Dallas Mavericks won all the marbles in 2011. Here are three of their championship rings from that year. Glenn James/NBAE/Getty Images
Norris Cole shows off the championship ring he won with the Miami Heat in 2014. David Dow/NBAE/Getty Images
Here's the ring Stephen Curry -- No. 30 -- won for his contribution to
the Golden State Warriors' championship in 2015.
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In 2016, the Cleveland Cavaliers celebrated their first NBA championship with this ring featuring the team logo. Nathaniel S. Butler/NBAE/Getty Images