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Three championship rings stolen from A.C. Green, police say

March 29, 2013|By Melissa Rohlin
  • Magic Johnson, left and A.C. Green
Magic Johnson, left and A.C. Green (Kevork Djansezian / Getty…)

Three NBA championship rings were reportedly stolen from former Laker A.C. Green's home in Palos Verdes Estates.

The rings, which are estimated to be worth $25,000 each, were allegedly stolen by day laborers Green hired to move some belongings into storage, police told the Daily Breeze. 

The rings are encrusted with diamonds and have his name and former jersey number written on them, the newspaper said.

"To him, [they are] priceless," Palos Verdes Estates police Sgt. Steve Barber told the paper. "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."

Green won three championships with the Lakers, in 1987, 1988 and 2000.

Green, who retired following the 2000-2001 season, was apparently also awarded a ring in 2009, after the Lakers beat Orlando in the Finals. Green told police that he helped coach the team that season, even though he was not officially on then-Coach Phil Jackson's staff.

Green played for the Lakers from 1985 through 1993 and again in the 1999-2000 season. An all-star in 1990, he led the Lakers in offensive rebounds five seasons in a row, from 1988 through 1993.

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