Counterfeit NBA championship rings seized at LA airport
ABS-CBN Sports on Sep 12, 2019 06:49 AM
FILE - OAKLAND, CA - OCTOBER 16: Kevin Durant #35 of the Golden State Warriors shows off his 2018 NBA Finals Championship ring on October 16, 2018 at ORACLE Arena in Oakland, California. (Photo by Andrew D. Bernstein/NBAE via Getty Images)
LOS ANGELES (AP) -- Twenty-eight counterfeit NBA championship rings have been seized by federal authorities at Los Angeles International Airport.
U.S. Customs and Border Protection says Wednesday that the rings were in a wooden box shipped from China with a final destination in Arizona.
Investigators suspect the intent was to sell the phony rings as a collection.
Inspectors confirmed the rings were fake and in violation of trademarks for the NBA and several teams including the Los Angeles Lakers, Golden State Warriors and San Antonio Spurs.
No arrests were immediately announced.
Officials say if the rings were real, the collection could be worth more than $550,000.