Channing Frye jokes that he wouldn’t get a ring if Cavs won title
If you ask the Cleveland Cavaliers who have been the team’s unsung heroes during their championship window the last four years, you’re bound to hear only a pair of names. The first is arguably swingman Richard Jefferson who is now with the Denver Nuggets, but the second (and has a compelling case for first actually) is the Los Angeles Lakers’ Channing Frye – not the biggest names in basketball especially at their age, but both were instrumental in their title win in 2016.
The 6-foot-11 forward has carved a reputation among the Cavaliers as an easy going joker and deadly stretch big (with blistering averages of 56% and 51% on the 2016 and 2017 playoffs respectively) – until his departure via trade along with disappointing marquee acquisition Isaiah Thomas for the Lakers’ Jordan Clarkson and Larry Nance Jr.
When asked by a fan on Twitter if he expects to get a ring in the event the Cavaliers win the 2018 NBA championship, Frye responded with a profanely simple tweet.
Fuck no lol https://t.co/wroiSdNM2B
— Channing Frye (@Channing_Frye) May 4, 2018
For what it is worth, an exiled team member is eligible for a championship ring via a team vote – and Frye is unquestionably a possible recipient, if indeed the Cavaliers pull it off. Of note, former center Anderson Varejao (whom Frye was acquired for) was also offered a ring after the Cavaliers defeated his Golden State Warriors, which he refused.
LeBron James and the Cavaliers are currently holding a 2-0 series lead over the Toronto Raptors after an up and down regular season and a grueling first round that saw them getting by the skin of their teeth against the upstart Indiana Pacers.