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    Default Former Laker A.C. Green had 3 championship rings stolen

    This happpened to Pete Metzelaars of the Colts a few years ago (he was a TE coach) and they ended up getting it back because its so rare. One would think they melt them down after they steal it or something...


    Former Laker A.C. Green had three championship rings stolen

    You remember A.C. Green, right? He’s the physical power forward out of Oregon State who was drafted straight into the middle of Magic Johnson’s Showtime Lakers and picked up some rings as one of the game’s better role players. Or, maybe you know him the guy who played in a ridiculous 1,192 straight games. Or, maybe you remember him as the sexual abstinence guy (which you can, but don’t forget the guy could flat out play).

    He’s also the owner of three NBA championship rings… or he was.

    The rings were stolen recently from his Los Angeles area home. From the Daily Breeze newspaper (hat tip to Dan Devine at Ball Don’t Lie):

    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.

    “To him, priceless,” Palos Verdes Estates police Sgt. Steve Barber said. “They are worth a lot of money, especially to somebody who is a collector. It’s going to be really difficult for somebody to pawn it off. “

    Green was a member of the 1987, 1988 and 2000 Lakers championship teams. He also told police he was given a ring for the 2009 team for his role working with the players as an unofficial coach.

    Those rings have more value as a collector’s item than broken down and sold for the gold, diamonds and other jewels. But as Sgt. Barber noted, try to sell that and people now will know exactly who they belong to and where they came from.

    Here’s hoping he gets them back.

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    Default Re: Former Laker A.C. Green had 3 championship rings stolen

    It's a shame that whoever stole them will probably melt them down for gold content. They can't sell them as collector's items because they are stolen.
    "We've got to be very clear about this. We don't want our players hanging around with murderers," said Larry Bird, Pacers president.

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    Default Re: Former Laker A.C. Green had 3 championship rings stolen

    While I despised AC Green the player simply for being a Laker, my heart goes out
    to him over this devastating loss.

    I hope this story has a happy ending, his rings are recovered, and the thief who
    stole them is brought to justice.
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    Default Re: Former Laker A.C. Green had 3 championship rings stolen

    A.C. GREEN
    ... Cops Were Misinformed
    11/22/2013 9:56 AM PST
    A.C. Green is calling BS on the Palos Verdes Police Department ... telling TMZ Sports his NBA championship rings were NEVER stolen from his home and cops got the whole thing wrong.

    The whole thing is very bizarre ... but it started back in March when the Palos Verdes Estates police department told the media Green had filed a police report saying 3 of his rings were stolen from his home.

    According to police, Green valued each of the gold and diamond rings (2 of which he earned during his playing days with the Lakers and the other was an honorary ring he got in 2009) at $25,000 a pop.

    But when we saw Green out in L.A. yesterday and asked him about the investigation -- his response was baffling ... telling us he HAD THE RINGS BECAUSE THEY WERE NEVER STOLEN.

    He explained, "Unfortunately, you were misinformed."

    Problem is ... the cops were the ones who informed the media in the first place ... based on police reports allegedly filed by A.C. Green.

    We called the Palos Verde Estates PD and one of the detectives told us ... the resurfacing of the rings was news to them.

    The detective told TMZ Sports, "It was an inactive case because there have been no leads but it is still an open investigation. "

    Cops say they plan to follow up with A.C. to get to the bottom of the situation.
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