The Cleveland Cavaliers finally ended their city’s 60-year title drought over the summer when they beat the Golden State Warriors to win the NBA title. The team wants to show their appreciation to everyone that played a part in their success this year, including the workers at Quicken Loans Arena.
The Cavaliers announced on Wednesday that they will hook up 1,000 workers at their home arena with championship rings. From food service workers to janitors to police working security, there will be a lot more rings given out than usual this year.
While the workers won’t receive the same, flashy rings as LeBron James and Kyrie Irving, the total cost of the 1,000 rings is set to be somewhere in the neighborhood of $1 million. That is a pretty generous donation made by owner Dan Gilbert.
The Cavaliers had to overcome a 3-1 deficit to keep the Warriors from winning their second straight NBA title over the summer. They could not have done it without the cooperation of everyone at Quicken Loans Arena and this is the perfect way to repay them.