Archive for the ‘Tattoos’ Category

I before E, except after C, or when getting a tattoo and putting it on Instagram for everyone to see.

(via Bleacher Report)

Brrrrrrr, what happened to that boy? (Photoshops — bummer — then printed sleeves, then meeting a whole bunch of random Heat people who seem like good dads. Pretty good babying.)

(via PBT)


You are not going to believe this, but I had zany hair in high school. By the time senior year came around, I’d been growing it for so long that I opened the season in white guy cornrows that you could tell were highlighted, and sometimes I would play games where the best way to describe my hair was “Bizzy Bone.” My coach told me this was OK as long as I played hard.

Apparently, Jerry Sloan would make for a very good high school coach. From the Deseret News:

The Nuggets beat the Jazz by 14 that night. Andersen went 5-for-7 shooting, snagging seven rebounds and blocking three shots.

Sometime during the game, Jazz players had begun mocking Andersen’s body art, which didn’t yet include his famous “Freebird” collar. Upset with his team’s intensity, Jerry Sloan raged along the bench, where he overheard his players’ wisecracks.

“I wish ONE of you guys played as hard as him!” Sloan shouted.

Yeah, that sounds about right. In sports, you can get away with looking however you want if you either a) are awesome or b) try really hard all the time. If you’ve got one of those two things going on, you can look like Birdman, no problem.

Which brings up something I’ve wondered a lot about lately — are hustle players naturally drawn to looking different than anyone else? I mean, between Birdman, Joakim Noah and Anderson Varejao, you could make a pretty good case that that’s the case. Then you bring in the Lopez twins — Brook is more skilled and looks more normal, Robin has to rely more on playing hard and has pow pow curls — and you start to think that there might be some validity to that theory. Maybe being a hustle player post-Rodman just naturally draws in the weirdos or maybe you have to be a weirdo to be a great hustle player, the world may never know.

Either way, this just goes to show you that anything is possible in the NBA. I mean, if Jerry Sloan can come to appreciate Chris Andersen and his tattoos, then literally anything is on the table. Cats and dogs living together, mass hysteria, Jerry Sloan parting his hair on the other side for even a single minute — anything.

(via PBT)


You want business tattoos? Kevin Durant will give you business tattoos. Like a whole back’s worth. Not a J.R. Smith’s back’s worth, but still.

And I’m sure it’s no big deal that there’s a word misspelled in the bottom left of that lengthy scripture. No one will notice.

(via BDL)


I know what you guys are thinking and I’m thinking it too — where is J.R. Smith going to put this mythical tattoo if the Knicks do end up winning the championship? And while I’d love to suggest his surprisingly bare elbows or maybe a tasteful face tattoo to honor his achievement, the honest answer is that we just don’t know and it’s hard to offer a real guess at J.R.’s plans. I’m just here to let you know he’s thinking about it.

From the New York Post:

J.R. Smith has 100 tattoos, including Yankees and Devils logos.

If the Knicks break their 40-year championship drought, Smith vowed to add orange-and-blue ink to his body for No. 101.

Yes, a Knicks tattoo could be coming, even though he is a free agent this summer.

“If we win a championship, I’ll definitely get it,’’ Smith told The Post. “Other than that, I’m not sure yet.’’

Smith is a devout Yankees fan and, as a Freehold, N.J., native, the Devils are his favorite hockey team. But he has been more discriminate lately about adding more tattoos — he is running out of space. He hasn’t had a new addition since joining the Knicks 14 months ago.

“My mother, she loves them now, but she probably wishes I didn’t have so many,’’ Smith said.

You know what’s great about this quote? That it’s really easy to play Most and Least Surprising Thing Said with it, a game that everyone loves, plays and knows exists.

Least Surprising, obviously, is that J.R. Smith’s mom “probably wishes” her son didn’t have so many tattoos. Yeah, probably. Moms are like that. Most Surprising, again obviously I would think, is that J.R. Smith hasn’t got a new tattoo in more than a year. How do you get 100 tattoos in 10ish years (he started at 15) and then go cold turkey while still clearly thinking about getting more tattoos? That is incredible restraint, which is pretty much the exact opposite of what you think of with regards to J.R. Smith and his tattoos. I mean, it was a little more than a year ago that it was a legitimate question of whether or not he had more tattoos than skin, and he stopped? I’m actually more surprised that he doesn’t have a Knicks one yet, rather than that he’d be getting another one if they win.

But I guess getting a little more ink to celebrate a first championship makes sense too. It’s not quite Jason Terry calling a Mavericks championship with a preseason tattoo, but celebratory ink is pretty standard procedure at this point. Even your humble author got his first one to honor a stellar performance on the ACT. So if J.R. Smith wants to get tatted because the Knicks win a title, I totally get it. Lucky for him, he won’t have to decide what to get and where to get it if the Knicks don’t win the championship, so don’t be surprised if that face stays tattoo-free.


You already know the following things about Lakers center Robert Sacre:

  1. He’s Canadian.
  2. He’s great at celebrating his teammates’ accomplishments.
  3. He learned his dance moves from Yosemite Sam.

But here are two more things for you to know about Lakers center Robert Sacre:

  1. He has a giant tattoo on his rib cage that depicts the following entities: Snoop Dogg (Lion), Snoop Dogg’s weed smoke, Mike Tyson, DMX covered in blood, Vancouver’s Harbour Centre.
  2. He is the acting Lakers captain despite having played just 202 minutes over 30 games in his NBA career.

If you’re only going to know five things about a random person, these are a good five. Just from these five things, you can tell he’s a polite fellow who loves cartoons and tattoos and is well-liked by his teammates. That’s a nice start.

And who knows, maybe by the end of the season we’ll know seven things about Robert Sacre. It’s OK to dream big.


Maybe it’s my fault for not closely examining any recent pictures of him, but why didn’t anyone tell me DeShawn Stevenson has a new tattoo on the side of his head? Come on guys. Get it together.

But yes, there it is. It definitely says “Something La Vie” and it’s definitely a head tattoo. Unfortunately, a Google search for “deshawn stevenson la vie tattoo” doesn’t help and there’s nothing useful on Twitter either. I guess this is just one of those classic scalp tattoos that goes unnoticed for months and months. Weird.

Not weird, however, is that DeShawn Stevenson decided to add another tattoo to his head. That makes all the sense in the world. I’m mostly just surprised he beat Chris Andersen to the tattooed mohawk look. Huge upset right there.