The NBA season kicked off on Tuesday night with LeBron James and the Miami Heat facing Derrick Rose and the Chicago Bulls on national television. Before the opening tip, Miami celebrated their latest championship with a ring ceremony.
Front office personnel, trainers, coaches, and players all received warm receptions from the crowd as they accepted their rings. However, all eyes were on the world’s best player, James, as he collected his ring from NBA commissioner David Stern and owner Micky Arison.
James shared a long embrace with the outgoing commissioner, then soaked in “M-V-P” chants from the crowd as he was handed his second ring in as many years.