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Former Laker AC Green searching for stolen NBA championship rings

March 29, 2013 12:00:00 AM PDT
Police are hoping the public can help track down three NBA championship rings stolen from former Los Angeles Laker A.C. Green.

The former basketball star and Palos Verdes resident reported the burglary at his home on Thursday. Rings from 2000 and 2009 were among the three stolen.

Green claims the rings were taken by day laborers who were helping him move some belongings into storage. The rings, which are encrusted in diamonds, have the number 45 on them and are believed to be worth about $25,000 each.

"It's going to be very difficult. These day laborers don't stay in one place. They go to different sites. So, it's going to be difficult for our department to track them down," said Sgt. Steve Barber with the Palos Verdes Police Department.

Green still holds the record for playing in 1,192 consecutive games. He won four rings - three as a player and one as an assistant coach. He played for the Lakers back in the 80s and 90s and was known for his strong rebounding and his durability.

Police are trying to get the word out about the crime, and they are also checking with local pawn shops.


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