There is no doubt that championship rings matter quite a lot, no matter what sport they are in. The rings are a symbol of all the blood, sweat and tears an athlete has put into earning them. It seems a lot of fake title rings were recently seized as well.
The value of championship rings, which are usually very costly, has led to the rise in counterfeit rings. According to a report by TMZ, Customs and Border Protection has been intercepting shipments of fake Milwaukee Bucks rings for months,
A lot of fake rings even made their way through Cincinnati. At this time, 1,382 rings have been confiscated and some of them are related to baseball, NASCAR, and even college basketball, but most of them were related to the Bucks.
Authorities stated that the merchandise would have been sold for a collective total of $1 million, which certainly would have been a costly mistake for fans. Cincinnati port director Richard Gillespie also released a statement regarding the matter.
“The money profited from selling fake merchandise such as championship rings, is used to damage the United States economy and fund criminal enterprises.
I am proud of the officers in Cincinnati, they work hard to protect our domestic businesses and stop illegal shipments.”
The seizure of counterfeit goods has been a longstanding battle with the authorities and it is highly unlikely to end anytime soon from the looks of it.