Remember when the Dallas Mavericks won the world championship of the NBA? Me too, but it was like 9 million blog years ago, so it is understandable if you’ve forgotten since then. But it really did happen, and when it did, Mark Cuban said he wasn’t getting rings because “Rings are done. It’s time to take it to the next level.”

Turns out he was getting a little ahead of himself and is going to be boring and get rings just like everybody else. From the Dallas Morning News:

Anyway, Cuban said: “I will get rings, but maybe not quite traditional in one way or another.”

Oh well. It was fun doing Mavericks Photoshops while it lasted. RIP Mavericks crown. RIP Dirk Nowitzki plate. You will be missed.

It’s for the best too. Sure, it would have been cool for the Mavs to get fancy bracelets or something like that, but they probably don’t want to go down in history as the team that didn’t get rings. Basketball players work their whole lives to get their fingers in a ring, so if they had that crowning achievement replaced by an actual crown, they would probably have a little sadness happening. Let them get title belts or fancy belt buckles or embroidered jackets on their own time, but keep the rings on the fings. It’s tradition.

At least Cubes is promising “not quite traditional,” so we’ll be seeing something crazy. There’s no doubt it my mind that Mark Cuban’s going to shell out the dough necessary to get some looney tunes jewelry. Can’t wait to see ‘em.