FILE – OAKLAND, CA – OCTOBER 16: Kevin Durant # 35 of the Golden State Warriors presents his 2018 NBA Finals Championship ring on October 16 , 2018 at the ORACLE Arena in Oakland, California. (Photo by Andrew D. Bernstein / NBAE via Getty Images)
LOS ANGELES (AP) – Twenty-eight fake NBA championship rings have been seized by federal authorities at Los Angeles International Airport .
U.S. Customs and Border Protection said Wednesday that the rings were in a wooden box shipped from China with a final destination in Arizona.
Investigators suspect that the purpose was to sell phony rings as a collection. and in trademark infringement 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 are genuine, the collection could collect more than $ 550,000.