In 1988, the birth of the brand new NBA franchise was a momentous occasion for the city of Miami. Although losing its first 17 games, the Heat crawled to a 15-67 record. Heat Championship Rings would not come for another 17 years.
Miami Heat championship rings for their 2006 NBA title are fairly simple and attractive. Authentic Heat title rings are a little pricey, as most are, but replica rings are usually available for under $150.
The 2006 Heat were a product of the Dwayne Wade and Shaquille O’ Neal duo that led them to a 52-30 record, which earned them a 2nd seed in the playoffs and the eventual NBA championship, ousting the Bulls, the Nets, the Pistons and the Mavericks. The Heat won in six games and guard Dwayne Wade was named the Most Valuable Player for the series.
The 2005-2006 Heat were an amazing team with coach Pat Riley at the helm. Wade and O’Neal were joined by veterans Alonzo Mourning, Gary Payton, Jason Williams and Antoine Walker, all winning their first NBA championship that year. The Heat would not return to the finals until 2011 when they ironically faced the Dallas Mavericks again, but lost in six games. (The Heat had the trio of Dwayne Wade, LeBron James and Chris Bosh at this series).
The 2006 Heat Championship Rings are the first only NBA rings that Miami has claimed to date. Most replicas currently being offered on eBay are of standard quality and can be purchased for a reasonable price now that the demand is low. On opening night of the 2012-13 season, Heat championship rings were passed out to the players and coaches responsible for winning the NBA title some five months earlier. Replica 2012 Miami Heat championship rings will carve their own niche in the collectors market as they validate the first NBA title for LeBron.