Ex-NBA player Brian Shaw wears his mother’s wedding ring in his ear

brian-shawBrian Shaw has done an admirable job in his first year as a head coach of the Denver Nuggets. When Shaw and the Nuggets traveled to Cleveland this week, Shaw shared an interesting story – explaining the earring he wears.

Turns out – the earring in his left ear which is a tribute to his mother, who died in a car accident with Shaw’s father and sister in 1993.

According to Akron Beacon Journal, it is actually his mother’s wedding ring. After the accident, he turned his mother’s wedding ring into an earring.

“It’s a way for me to always feel like I have her with me or like she’s in my ear,” he said. “That’s why I wear it.”

He doesn’t wear it during games, however, because he isn’t sure how the league would feel about it.

Shaw played in the NBA for 16 seasons, for Boston Celtics, Miami Heat, Orlando Magic, Golden State Warriors, Philadelphia Sixers, Portland Blazers and LA Lakers.

He averaged career high 13.8 ppg for Boston in 1990-91, and holds career averages of 6.9 ppg, 4.2 apg and 2.6 rpg in 23 mpg. He appeared in 943 games, starting in 361.

Shaw also played one year in Italy. Towards the end of his career, Shaw won three NBA titles with the LA Lakers in 2000, 2001, and 2002.


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