According to reports, Waiters is in this lucky scenario because he played for both the Miami Heat and the Lakers — the two teams currently facing off in the Finals — during the 2019-2020 NBA season. He began the season with the Heat, playing a total of only three games, and was suspended multiple times before being traded to the Memphis Grizzlies. Waiters’ stint with the second team didn’t last long; he signed with the Lakers in March and suited up for his first game when the season resumed in Orlando.
In addition to his ring, there’s also a possibility that Waiters will receive playoff money from the Heat. This decision, however, is not an automatic one and will have to be voted by the team.
Game 1 of the 2020 NBA Finals saw the Lakers defeat the Heat by double digits, beating them by a total of 18 points.