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SEE NBA CHAMPIONSHIP TROPHY THIS SATURDAY, SEPT. 19

MEDIA ADVISORY/PHOTO OPPORTUNITY

SEE NBA CHAMPIONSHIP TROPHY THIS SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 19

St. Petersburg, Fla. (September 17, 2015) - The 2015 NBA Championship Trophy arrives for a brief visit this weekend in St. Petersburg - the home town of the Golden State Warriors' player Marreese Speights. The public is invited to see the two-ft., 14-pound trophy at Childs Park Recreation Center, 4301 13th Ave. S., on Saturday, September 19, from 1 to 3 p.m. 

The "Larry O'Brien NBA Championship Trophy," awarded in June to the Golden state Warriors 2015 NBA Championship basketball team, including St. Petersburg native and Warriors' Center/Power Forward Marreese Speights, will be on display for public viewing from 1 to 3 p.m.

Speights is a former standout athlete at Gibbs High School, Admiral Farragut Academy and the Florida Gators from 2006 to 2008. Speights is also one of only 41 players to have won both a college basketball national championship and an NBA Championship (as a member of the Florida Gators 2006 NCAA National Champions Basketball team and with the NBA Golden State Warriors in June 2015).

The trophy is two-feet tall, made of sterling silver with a 24-karat gold overlay and features a 9-inch basketball at the top, weighing 14.5 pounds. The basketball is about the same size as an NBA regulation ball. The trophy is valued at $13,500 and manufactured by Tiffany & Co. each year. Winning teams maintain permanent possession of the trophy after it completes a tour of each player's hometown.

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