Originally posted on Fox Sports Southwest  |  Last updated 12/14/11

DALLAS - FEBRUARY 12: Dallas Mavericks owner Mark Cuban during the NBA All-Star celebrity game presented by Final Fantasy XIII held at the Dallas Convention Center on February 12, 2010 in Dallas, Texas. (Photo by Jason Merritt/Getty Images)
As the holiday season approaches, so does the day when the Mavericks will finally get their championship rings. Mark Cuban has been secretive about that piece of jewelry, even suggesting that the team would be getting something better than rings. But after all the ideas were laid out on the table, it was determined that the Mavs would stick with tradition and receive championship rings. So, where did the design come from? "We took all the proposals from everybody, all the hip jewelers and all the big time distributors, everybody," Cuban said Tuesday on 105.3 The Fan (KRLD-FM). "They all sent samples and pictures and mock-ups and we laid them all out in the locker room. We had everybody sign off on what was their favorites." A few players had a little more say than others. Dirk Nowitzki , Jason Kidd, Jason Terry and Shawn Marion all had a hand in on the final choice. Cuban admitted that when he initially asked Nowitzki and Kidd how much they wanted him to spend on the rings, they responded 150,000-200,000 each. Unfortunately for them, that's against league rules. "I'm like, 'OK, you do know the NBA has a limit on how much we can spend, right?' And it's not 150 grand, trust me," Cuban said. "I'm not going to tell you the exact amount but it's nowhere near. The NBA, because they don't want salary cap violations, puts a limit on how much you can spend on any given ring for any player." Cuban also mentioned that while there are rings that have exclusively been made for the players and other members of the organization, season ticket holders and fans will have an opportunity to purchase a different version. Follow Jon Machota on Twitter: @jonmachota
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