Posts Tagged ‘tattoos’

An Interactive Guide To NBA Tattoos


ALL BALL NERVE CENTER — I do not have any tattoos. Years ago, this may have put me in a societal majority, but these days I’m not so sure. Today tattoos are common, and particularly in professional sports. In the NBA, where guys run around with most of their bodies exposed, the art is particularly visible.

And in some cases, even when it isn’t visible, guys are still inked out. If you’re interested, Slate put together a pretty amazing interactive compendium of NBA tattoo art that you can get lost in.

Worth noting: After free agency, there’s going to be a lot of re-formulating to be done.

Jason Terry Is Pushing His Luck With The Whole Championship Trophy Tattoos

by Micah Hart

Remember two seasons ago, when we found out Jason Terry got a Larry O’Brien trophy tattooed on his bicep at the start of the Mavericks’ title-winning campaign? That was amazing. Like once-in-a-lifetime amazing, especially considering the general consensus on the Mavs’ title chances at the beginning of the year.

Apparently Terry has decided to double down on tattoo-related predictions, as the new member of the Boston Celtics tweeted this new addition to his arsenal of ink:

I love the confidence, JET, you know I do, but you saw the Lakers’ recent trade, right? You’re going to need the luck o’ the Irish and the luck o’ the Dwight Howard recurring back injury to pull this one off.

H/T @jasonterry31

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Someone took Shaq up on his Charles Barkley/Dick Bavetta tattoo

by Micah Hart

Last week on Inside the NBA, Shaq made a statement that he’d pay anyone $1,000 if they got a tattoo of Charles Barkley kissing Dick Bavetta (from their famous footrace at 2007 All-Star Weekend).

Well Shaq, you may have thought there weren’t people in the United States foolish ballsy enough to take you up on your offer, but if so, you don’t know people.

People like Emmet Bentley, a bartender in Santa Barbara, Calif., who decided what’s one tattoo when a grand is on the line.

Bentley took to Twitter over the weekend to post video and photo evidence of his new ink, with hopes that the Big ATM would be good to his word.

The guys at The Sports Geeks got ahold of Mr. Bentley to discuss his decision, and I direct you to one of his answers:

I have a couple of ridiculous tattoos already, and this seemed pretty harmless.

More ridiculous than Barkley-Bavetta lip action? Oh — you don’t say.

Well played, Emmet. If it were up to me (and it’s not), I’d give you the G.

[Interview with Emmet Bentley — The Sports Geeks]

I see your Jerry Sloan tattoo, and I raise you Shaq

by Micah Hart

I felt bad for the guy who got the Jerry Sloan tattoo, only to see the long-time Jazz coach resign a few weeks later. This guy’s tatt … he probably deserves what he gets:

Kazaam? If you are the person who got this tattoo, please contact All Ball and tell us your story, because I am fascinated.


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