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Dwyane Wade has pulled himself up from the depths of despair many times, including as a child living his early living life in crime and drug ridden South Side of Chicago. His perseverance is extraordinary, and was exemplified by his performance in the 2006 NBA Finals. One of his greatest “pull ups” was leading his Miami Heat from a 2-0 games deficit to winning four straight games against the Dallas Mavericks and the 2006 NBA title. While Wade battled several injuries, he scored 42, 36, 43 and 36 points in the deciding Game 6 almost single-handedly winning the NBA Championship for his team. Wade was a one-man wrecking crew, and his performance was called by one pundit, “the greatest NBA Finals performance since the NBA-ABA merger.”
After winning his very first NBA Championship (Wade has won three NBA titles), Dwyane ordered an extra copy of the championship ring as gifts for various family members including his then mother-in-law Darlene Funches. However, this ring is not a dressed down, front-office version of the Championship ring, but the same EXACT ring presented to Dwyane Wade and other Miami Heat players. This impressive 14-karat white gold size 12 ring is a ginormous 74 grams, containing approximately 150 real individually cut diamonds (5,26 carats.) The black onyx face contains the Heat insignia with a huge single diamond representing the basketball, and is surrounded by a plethora of diamonds and the appropriate term of “WORLD CHAMPIONS”. One shank has “WADE”, “STRONG” and “FAITH 2006” while the other has “HEAT”, “FAMILY” and a diamond-studded team logo in the middle. Inside the band is the scripted "WAS OUR TIME 6-20-06" and also contains the “JOSTEN’S 14K” logo. This stunning ring remains in tremendous overall conditions, and is accompanied by the original presentation box. Includes a signed Letter of Authenticity from Dwyane Wade’s ex-wife Siohvaughan Funches, attesting to the provenance of this truly special championship ring, the first NBA Championship won by the future HOFer Dwyane Wade.
2006 Miami Heat NBA World Champions Ring Presented to Dwyane Wade Family Member – LOA from Wade’s Ex-Wife
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