AC Green's Rings Stolen

AC Green's Rings Stolen

Postby Juronimo on Fri Mar 29, 2013 11:34 am

http://sports.yahoo.com/blogs/nba-ball-dont-lie/3-ex-laker-c-green-nba-championship-rings-151440648--nba.html

3 of ex-Laker A.C. Green’s NBA championship rings stolen from his home, according to police

He was never a star performer on the order of teammates Magic Johnson, Kareem Abdul-Jabbar or James Worthy, but for the first nine years of his career, A.C. Green was an integral part of the Los Angeles Lakers — a rough and ready rebounder and defender at power forward who did the dirty work that helped underpin Pat Riley's Showtime squad as it repeatedly ran deep into the postseason, winning NBA championships following the 1986-87 and 1987-88 seasons. His hard-nosed play and insane durability — he played in an NBA-record 1,192 consecutive games between Nov. 19, 1986, and April 18, 2001, when he was a member of the Miami Heat — endeared him to fans, inspiring a Laker comeback for the '99-'00 season, where he won a third title as part of the Shaquille O'Neal-and-Kobe Bryant-led team that won 67 games and the first of two straight titles under Phil Jackson.

Never a star, always a hardworking dude who emphasized fitness, spirituality and character (and, yes, sexual abstinence) always willing to do whatever his coach required to help the team ... man, it sucks when a guy like that gets ripped off, as Green recently was in a theft that reportedly cost him three NBA championship rings.

Police suspect the rings were stolen by "day laborers he hired to move some belongings into storage" from his Palos Verdes Estates house, according to Larry Altman of the (Torrance, Calif.) Daily Breeze:



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. "

The rings honor two of Green's three championships as a player over the Boston Celtics in 1987 and Indiana Pacers in 2000. The team apparently presented the retired player with a ring in 2009 when the Lakers defeated the Orlando Magic for the title, police said. [...]

According to police reports, Green hired the day laborers at Hawthorne Boulevard and Pacific Coast Highway in Torrance on March 20. After the work was done, Green returned home and found that the boxes containing his rings were missing.


A fourth championship ring — Green's third as a player, coming as as a member of the 1987-88 Lakers team that went 62-20 and survived seven-game wars against the Utah Jazz, Dallas Mavericks and Detroit Pistons to claim their second consecutive title — wasn't reported stolen, according to police. Thank heaven for small mercies, I suppose.

Despite the fact that, as Barber notes, it's pretty tough to successfully sell and get actual value for such clearly stolen and easily identifiable merchandise, this kind of thing happens depressingly often.

Philadelphia Phillies starter Kyle Kendrick and former Boston Red Sox pitcher Derek Lowe have both had World Series rings stolen in recent years; former Tampa Bay Rays starter Matt Garza's American League Championship ring was robbed, too. North of the border, late Canadian Football League great Bobby Kuntz's 1965 Grey Cup championship ring was stolen during a January home invasion; a month earlier, the same awful fate befell Shelley Chaplin, who had received a ring as a member of the Australian women's national wheelchair basketball team at the 2012 Paralympics in London.

The hope is that Green is able to be reunited with his championship jewelry, as ex-San Antonio Spurs point guard Johnny Moore was after his nephew allegedly stole three rings from him last fall, and as football players John Barresi and Art Donovan were ... although we'd certainly love it if, rather than that process taking 17 or 34 years, he gets it back on a much more expedited schedule, like former Chicago Bear Stefan Humprhies getting his stolen Super Bowl XX ring back within a month of its theft. And if the reunion can coincide with the arrest of the ring's thieves, as was the case when a none-too-bright criminal tried to sell Maya Moore's 2012 Summer Olympic ring to a suburban Atlanta jeweler and was promptly arrested, then so much the better.

So, hey, if you can help that happen, police ask anyone with information about the theft to call the Palos Verdes Estates Police Department at 310-378-4211.

"We put out our bulletin to all the local agencies to get the word out," Barber told Altman. "Now with this story, the public will know and we can hopefully get their help. There are plenty of Laker fans in L.A. who wouldn't want one of the best players who played for them in a long time to lose his rings."
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Re: AC Green's Rings Stolen

Postby Chillbongo on Fri Mar 29, 2013 11:58 am

:mad1: :panic2: Seriously that is one of the more f***** up things that could happen. Of all the people. AC Green? The man never did anyone wrong.

What a weird year for the Lakers.
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Re: AC Green's Rings Stolen

Postby Vasashi17 on Fri Mar 29, 2013 12:09 pm

This has Kobe written all over it.

He realized he ain't winning jack with D'Antoni here. He isn't going to go out like that...

Why AC Green?....dude loves raping people...especially virgins. :guru:



DISCLAIMER: I didn't mean to offend anyone with this post. Rape is no laughing matter....
However there is so much discourse in Laker land, that what better topic to bring everybody together than Kobe, right? :man1:
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Re: AC Green's Rings Stolen

Postby Basketball Fan on Fri Mar 29, 2013 5:44 pm

Your theory might hold if not for the 2000 ring which Kobe already has

At the expense of my Pacers :disagree:
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Re: AC Green's Rings Stolen

Postby Kit on Fri Mar 29, 2013 6:05 pm

When it is a bad year for the Lakers, it means ALL Lakers.
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Re: AC Green's Rings Stolen

Postby Basketball Fan on Fri Nov 22, 2013 12:57 pm


A.C. GREEN
MY NBA RINGS WERE NEVER STOLEN
... Cops Were Misinformed
11/22/2013 9:56 AM PST
EXCLUSIVE
112213_ac_green_launch
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.


Read more: http://www.tmz.com/2013/11/22/ac-green- ... z2lP6pL1bM
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Re: AC Green's Rings Stolen

Postby Juronimo on Fri Nov 22, 2013 1:15 pm

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Re: AC Green's Rings Stolen

Postby KareemTheGreat33 on Fri Nov 22, 2013 2:33 pm

Laker basketball gods punishing the traitor, leaving the Lakers for Phoenix... just like Coward whose day will come.
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Re: AC Green's Rings Stolen

Postby puffyusaf#2 on Fri Nov 22, 2013 2:40 pm

maybe they were stolen and he paid the ransom for them
For what it's worth, the Lakers also clinched the Pacific Division, an achievement Bryant dismissed by saying "We don't hang divisions." No, only the big NBA championship banners are considered wall-worthy for the Lakers.
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Re: AC Green's Rings Stolen

Postby LTLakerFan on Fri Nov 22, 2013 3:02 pm

Basketball Fan wrote:

A.C. GREEN
MY NBA RINGS WERE NEVER STOLEN
... Cops Were Misinformed
11/22/2013 9:56 AM PST
EXCLUSIVE
112213_ac_green_launch
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.


Read more: http://www.tmz.com/2013/11/22/ac-green- ... z2lP6pL1bM


OK my BS snifter is picking up something here. And that would be kind of troubling considering it's A.C. Green, the self avowed virgin waaay late into his adult years ….. :man6: ……. due to moral and religious beliefs. Just why would the police department decide to all of a sudden out of the blue target A.C. Green, Lakers multiple times champion, with a bogus police report??????
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Re: AC Green's Rings Stolen

Postby Juronimo on Fri Nov 22, 2013 6:09 pm

KareemTheGreat33 wrote:Laker basketball gods punishing the traitor, leaving the Lakers for Phoenix... just like Coward whose day will come.


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Re: AC Green's Rings Stolen

Postby MadMax on Fri Nov 22, 2013 6:46 pm

Juronimo wrote:
KareemTheGreat33 wrote:Laker basketball gods punishing the traitor, leaving the Lakers for Phoenix... just like Coward whose day will come.


:man3:

I had that same reaction...
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Re: AC Green's Rings Stolen

Postby puffyusaf#2 on Fri Nov 22, 2013 8:59 pm

MadMax wrote:
Juronimo wrote:
KareemTheGreat33 wrote:Laker basketball gods punishing the traitor, leaving the Lakers for Phoenix... just like Coward whose day will come.


:man3:

I had that same reaction...

so did I
For what it's worth, the Lakers also clinched the Pacific Division, an achievement Bryant dismissed by saying "We don't hang divisions." No, only the big NBA championship banners are considered wall-worthy for the Lakers.
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Re: AC Green's Rings Stolen

Postby KareemTheGreat33 on Sat Nov 23, 2013 1:42 am

puffyusaf#2 wrote:
MadMax wrote:
Juronimo wrote:
KareemTheGreat33 wrote:Laker basketball gods punishing the traitor, leaving the Lakers for Phoenix... just like Coward whose day will come.


:man3:

I had that same reaction...

so did I

:man9: I hate the virgin so any perceive misfortune coming his way I will relish... he was offered a higher salary by JW and he still left for Phoenix for less money to be with a better team (sound familiar?)... We just lost Magic and when the team needed him most, the "classy" guy vaulted. F him.
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Re: AC Green's Rings Stolen

Postby revgen on Sat Nov 23, 2013 3:36 am

^You do remember that he came back and helped us win in 2000, right?
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Re: AC Green's Rings Stolen

Postby KareemTheGreat33 on Sat Nov 23, 2013 3:53 am

revgen wrote:^You do remember that he came back and helped us win in 2000, right?


You remember that we were a juggernaut ( I prefer CLs juggler knot) then, right? Fair weather Laker, that's what virgin is.
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Re: AC Green's Rings Stolen

Postby KareemTheGreat33 on Sat Nov 23, 2013 3:53 am

This organization gave him a chance to retire a winner and a Laker. What does virgin do, he signed with the Heat the next season to artificially extend his game streak a little more :man10: classy
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