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‘Enjoy that new bling’: How this King got his new championship ring

Bogdan Bogdanovic, second from left, and his Fenerbahce Istanbul teammates hoist the EuroLeague Final Four trophy in Istanbul, Turkey, on May 21, 2017. After winning the league title, Bogdanovic joined the Kings.
Bogdan Bogdanovic, second from left, and his Fenerbahce Istanbul teammates hoist the EuroLeague Final Four trophy in Istanbul, Turkey, on May 21, 2017. After winning the league title, Bogdanovic joined the Kings. Associated Press file

Last year, in his final season playing in the EuroLeague, Bogdan Bogdanovic became a champion.

The Serbian guard helped Fenerbahce Istanbul of Turkey defeat Olympiacos Piraeus of Greece 80-64 in the league’s Final Four championship game on May 21 in Istanbul.

Not long after that victory, Bogdanovic joined the Sacramento Kings, who acquired his rights during a draft-day trade with the Suns in 2016. Phoenix drafted him in 2014.

Bogdanovic didn't sniff the playoffs in his rookie NBA season, but on Wednesday, he picked up his championship ring.

<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" data-lang="en"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">Enjoy that new bling <a href="https://twitter.com/LeaderOfHorde?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">@LeaderOfHorde</a> <a href="https://t.co/B6AuBC4SlS">pic.twitter.com/B6AuBC4SlS</a></p>&mdash; EuroLeague (@EuroLeague) <a href="https://twitter.com/EuroLeague/status/986658218146443265?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">April 18, 2018</a></blockquote> <script async src="https://platform.twitter.com/widgets.js" charset="utf-8"></script>

Bogdanovic was in Turkey for Fenerbahce's first playoff game of its title defense. The hosts opened with a 82-73 victory over Spain's Kirolbet Baskonia Vitoria Gasteiz. He's seen collecting a ring and trophy in a video posted on Twitter.

"Enjoy that new bling," read the tweet from EuroLeague's official account.

Bogdanovic expressed his appreciation on social media.

<blockquote class="instagram-media" data-instgrm-captioned data-instgrm-permalink="https://www.instagram.com/p/Bhuj1inno0K/" data-instgrm-version="8" style=" background:#FFF; border:0; border-radius:3px; box-shadow:0 0 1px 0 rgba(0,0,0,0.5),0 1px 10px 0 rgba(0,0,0,0.15); margin: 1px; max-width:658px; padding:0; width:99.375%; width:-webkit-calc(100% - 2px); width:calc(100% - 2px);"><div style="padding:8px;"> <div style=" background:#F8F8F8; line-height:0; margin-top:40px; padding:48.8% 0; text-align:center; width:100%;"> <div style=" background:url(data:image/png;base64,iVBORw0KGgoAAAANSUhEUgAAACwAAAAsCAMAAAApWqozAAAABGdBTUEAALGPC/xhBQAAAAFzUkdCAK7OHOkAAAAMUExURczMzPf399fX1+bm5mzY9AMAAADiSURBVDjLvZXbEsMgCES5/P8/t9FuRVCRmU73JWlzosgSIIZURCjo/ad+EQJJB4Hv8BFt+IDpQoCx1wjOSBFhh2XssxEIYn3ulI/6MNReE07UIWJEv8UEOWDS88LY97kqyTliJKKtuYBbruAyVh5wOHiXmpi5we58Ek028czwyuQdLKPG1Bkb4NnM+VeAnfHqn1k4+GPT6uGQcvu2h2OVuIf/gWUFyy8OWEpdyZSa3aVCqpVoVvzZZ2VTnn2wU8qzVjDDetO90GSy9mVLqtgYSy231MxrY6I2gGqjrTY0L8fxCxfCBbhWrsYYAAAAAElFTkSuQmCC); display:block; height:44px; margin:0 auto -44px; position:relative; top:-22px; width:44px;"></div></div> <p style=" margin:8px 0 0 0; padding:0 4px;"> <a href="https://www.instagram.com/p/Bhuj1inno0K/" style=" color:#000; font-family:Arial,sans-serif; font-size:14px; font-style:normal; font-weight:normal; line-height:17px; text-decoration:none; word-wrap:break-word;" target="_blank">Big thanks to my family @fbbasketbol for taking care of me today like they did in 3 years while was playing here! Today I felt like I never left! Thank you fans for warm welcome and congrats team on a win tonight, that was most important! Was really nice to see, and see you again on the next one! </a></p> <p style=" color:#c9c8cd; font-family:Arial,sans-serif; font-size:14px; line-height:17px; margin-bottom:0; margin-top:8px; overflow:hidden; padding:8px 0 7px; text-align:center; text-overflow:ellipsis; white-space:nowrap;">A post shared by <a href="https://www.instagram.com/bogdanbogdanovic/" style=" color:#c9c8cd; font-family:Arial,sans-serif; font-size:14px; font-style:normal; font-weight:normal; line-height:17px;" target="_blank"> Bogdan Bogdanovic</a> (@bogdanbogdanovic) on <time style=" font-family:Arial,sans-serif; font-size:14px; line-height:17px;" datetime="2018-04-18T21:50:28+00:00">Apr 18, 2018 at 2:50pm PDT</time></p></div></blockquote> <script async defer src="//www.instagram.com/embed.js"></script>

"Big thanks to my family @fbbasketbol for taking care of me today like they did in 3 years while was playing here!" he said in an Instagram post. "Today I felt like I never left! Thank you fans for warm welcome and congrats team on a win tonight, that was most important!"

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