J-Rich gets NCAA championship ring back

J-Rich gets NCAA championship ring back
March 23, 2012, 9:03 pm
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Jason Richardson arrived as a rookie with the Warriors in 2001, with a national championship ring earned at Michigan State the year before among his most prized possessions.

He went on to win a pair of NBA Slam Dunk titles but without an NBA championship, it's safe to assume that the 2000 NCAA ring is the most valuable symbol of his basketball career.

Until this week, it was missing.

Richardson tweeted a photo Thursday of the ring, saying that he'd recovered it after it was stolen and sold to a memorabilia store five years ago.

Richardson played 37 games and averaged 5.1 points and 4.1 rebounds for the Spartans in their run to and through the Final Four, capped by nine points on 4-of-7 shooting against Florida in the title game, helping to earn Michigan State its first national title since 1979.