The legendary Celtics big man put the first of his his four NBA championship rings up for auction through Grey Flannel Auctions, bringing in $45,000 for the piece of Celtics history, according to Yahoo! Sports. If that’s not proof that professional athletes put money first, then what is?
While Parish’s pockets got a little heavier this week with the successful sale, his ring was not worth nearly as much as Lawrence Taylor‘s Super Bowl ring, which sold a few weeks ago for more than $200,000.
Fans certainly don’t like to see their favorite athletes dismissing the sentimental significance of a championship ring, but this is just another example of where interests lie in professional sports. It’s tough to fault Parish for lining his pockets with $45,000.
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