Despite the NBA lockout the Dallas Mavericks' players were still able to receive their very precious NBA Championship rings courtesy of Bazooka, which is a company known for their intricate designs of jewelries. Right above is the picture of the championship ring that will be given to Dirk Nowitzki and to the rest of his teammates.
The NBA is currently experiencing a lockout because of the growing salary disagreement between the players and their team owners. It prevents them from talking about NBA topics including when, what and how to give out the NBA Championship rings. As you can see in the above picture, the design of the ring is quite different compared to the old school rings (gold rings) that the NBA has had been giving to an NBA World Champion team because the NBA and the respective team owners including Mark Cuban cannot meddle with its design due to the NBA Lockout. Cuban can't even ask Dirk to show him the ring personally because to do so could mean a fine worth millions of dollars.
It's good to know that Bazooka was able to design a championship ring for the MAVS because it means a lot to the players. It's something that they will treasure for the rest of their lives. Whatever its design is, it is still a championship ring. For me, honestly, it looks more elegant and more classy compared to the old school gold rings.