Darren Rovell reports that Dennis Johnson's 1986 championship ring has been sold for $44 K at auction. Here's the auction page.
I don't know man… this just makes me feel sad.
Is his family hurting for money? Why would they give that up?
don’t know. that’s part of why I feel sad.
I wish I had the money to buy this ring (which I hate had to come to auction) just for the purpose of donating it to a DJ exhibit in Springfield.
I met DJ when I was young, 11 or 12.
He had just retired and was scouting a Memphis State game while Penny was playing. He let me try that ring on, I think I have a picture my parents took of me with that ring. He signed my ticket stub, super nice guy.
I hope whomever purchased it really appreciates it and someday donates it to a proper place. Very sad day.