As the Toronto Raptors championship parade descends on the city on Monday, so will the prized Larry O’Brien Championship Trophy.
Created in 1978, the trophy and was originally named the Walter A. Brown trophy, but was renamed in 1984 to honour the former NBA Commissioner Larry O’Brien.
And the trophy, which is designed and crafted by luxury jeweller Tiffany & Co., is one of the most sought after symbols of athletic achievement in the world.
According to Tiffany & Co., the trophy is comprised of nearly 16 pounds of sterling silver and stands 24 inches in height.
“The trophy is etched to resemble a basketball net and has the appearance of a regulation size basketball in play, with a brilliant vermeil finish providing a golden cast,” states the iconic jeweller.
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And following last night’s win, for the first time ever in history, the trophy will bear the Toronto Raptors name.
Tiffany & Co. says it is honoured to also have designed and crafted the NBA MVP Trophy, NBA Eastern Conference Trophy, and NBA Western Conference Trophy.
— Tiffany & Co. (@TiffanyAndCo) June 14, 2019
The City of Toronto will be hosting a downtown parade and fan rally at Nathan Phillips Square on Monday, June 17.
“This means so much to our city and to many in Canada, and we are looking forward to showing everyone the Larry O’Brien trophy on Monday,” Masai Ujiri said. “Bringing the NBA Championship to Toronto is the realization of a goal for our team and for our players and we are thrilled to be able to celebrate together with our fans.”