How many rings Stephen Curry has as Golden State Warriors win NBA Finals 2022
After winning the NBA Championships, Stephen Curry was named as the Most Valuable Player
The Golden State Warriors have been crowned the winners of the , beating out the Boston Celtics in Game 6 of the finals.
Their victory marks the Golden State Warriors’ fourth NBA title in eight years, and their first since 2018.
Stephen Curry was named as the NBA Finals Most Valuable Player for the first time, with the 34 year old player averaging 31.2 points across the six games, scoring 34 points in Thursday’s winning game, with seven assists and seven rebounds.
Warriors coach said: “I’m thrilled for Steph [Curry]. To me, this is his crowning achievement in what’s already been an incredible career.
“I’m obviously thrilled for everyone in that room, and a lot of people had a big hand in this, but the thing with Steph is, without him, none of this happens.”
The win for the Golden State Warriors will mark Curry’s fourth NBA ring, after bagging his previous three with the team in 2015, 2017 and 2018.
What is an NBA ring?
The terminology comes from the fact that, usually, players from the team that has won the NBA Finals receive championship rings in honour of their contributions.
However, on a handful of occasions, the winning team has opted for other items instead of rings, like commemorative watches for example.
Who has the most NBA rings?
The player with the most number of championships is that of Bill Russell, an American former professional basketball player who played as the centre for the Boston Celtics from 1956 to 1969.
He was a five time NBA Most Valuable Player (MVP) recipient, a 12 time NBA All-Star and in 2009 the NBA renamed its NBA Finals’ Most Valuable Player trophy to the Bill Russell NBA Finals Most Valuable Player Award.
Russell has 11 championships, all of which he won with the Boston Celtics throughout this 13 year long career - 1957, 1959, 1960, 1961, 1962m 1963, 1964, 1965, 1966, 1968, 1969.
He bagged his first ring with the Boston Celtics in his rookie year, and his last two championships in 1968 and 1969 as player-coach.
How many rings do other players have?
This is how many rings some of the have to their names:
Both Michael Jordan and his Chicago Bulls teammate Scottie Pippen both have six rings, for the years 1991, 1992, 1993, 1996, 1997 and 1998.
Dennis Rodman has five rings - three of which he bagged with the Chicago Bulls alongside Jordan and Pippen in 1996, 1997 and 1998, and the other two when he played with the Detroit Pistons in 1989 and 1990.