The Los Angeles Lakers gifted former player Slava Medvedenko replacement championship rings during a fan event on Monday. Medvedenko had sold his original championship rings to help raise money for those that were affected by the war in his home country of Ukraine.
Lakers owner Jeanie Buss presented the new rings to Medvedenko:
Medvedenko was a member of the 2001 and 2002 Laker teams that won back-to-back NBA titles. He ended up selling the rings for $253,534, with all of the proceeds going to his “Fly High Foundation,” a charity that helps children that have been affected by the war between Russia and Ukraine.
Medvedenko started …