Heat Rings Ceremony: Miami Celebrated 2012-2013 NBA Title On Opening Night (VIDEO/PHOTOS)
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MIAMI -- MIAMI (AP) — Dwyane Wade couldn't wait to be awarded his third NBA championship ring. So he decided to sneak a pregame peek at his newest piece of jewelry.
And yes, he approved.
"I think they get better every year," Wade said.
By now, he would be an expert in that field.
he Heat got their rings Tuesday night, shortly before beginning their quest for a third consecutive championship by opening the season against the Eastern Conference rival Chicago Bulls.
Packaged in sharp white boxes, the rings weighed nearly 5 ounces each and included 242 round-cut diamonds, 1½ carats of custom baguette-cut diamonds, and three black onyx stones totaling 10.3 carats.
The way Wade sees it, the rings are enormous out of necessity.
"It's always good to add another trophy to the rings," Wade said. "For our franchise, this is our third one, so to add another trophy onto those rings they had to be a little bigger." STORY CONTINUES BELOW
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