The Green Bay Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers is no slouch when it comes to the game of American football, and now, he’s set to add an NBA Championship ring to his collection. Within his span of 16 seasons in the NFL, the man has already achieved:
- Super Bowl XLV MVP in 2010
- Associated Press Athlete of the Year in 2011
- Bert Bell Award in 2011
- 3 x League MVP
- 3 x First-team All-Pro
- 9 x Pro Bowl
- 3 x NFL passer rating leader
- 2 x NFL passing touchdowns leeader
To top it all off, Aaron Rodgers has now received the highest honour of a sport that he doesn’t even play. After receiving his ring from the Milwaukee Bucks, we are left wondering: is there anything that this man cannot do?
As it turns out, Rodgers is a minority owner in the Milwaukee Bucks franchise that recently won their first NBA Championship in 50 years. After the team’s decisive Game 6 victory, Rodgers tweeted words of celebration.
Aaron Rodgers purchased his stake in the Bucks back in 2018, which was reported by the Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel to be about 1% of the team all up. The California native is a part of the ownership group alongside Marc Lasry, Wes Edens, Jamie Dinan, and Mike Fascitelli.
These rings are quite the commodity to have, with the yellow or white gold bands usually containing hundreds of diamonds and costing a pretty penny to make. The rings of the previous championship Lakers side, the most expensive in history, were reportedly worth in excess of $100,000. With much smaller teams in basketball, the NBA is said to cover this entire bill.
It could be said that Rodgers’ beer-chugging efforts at the Fiserv Forum were vital to the Bucks’ ultimate success. Either way, this accolade now puts him in extremely exclusive company, with both a Super Bowl and NBA Championship ring.