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Tuesday , Jan , 26 , 2010 Hoopsvibe

In the Paint: Tattoos of the NBA and the Stories Behind Them

Ten years ago, Dennis Rodman was the only NBA player with tattoos worth mentioning and back then he was considered a freak. Now around 70% of the league is "tatted out." The game is played so fast that it’s hard to tell what even the most obvious tattoos actually are. And some of the most interesting ones are hidden behind jerseys or under socks. Allen Iverson has more than two dozen tattoos — some you can see, some you can’t. Some are obvious, like his nickname, "the answer," and some are cryptic like "Jewelz," or "NBN." What’s on Stephon Marbury’s forearm? What’s covering Cherokee Parks’ entire body? In the Paint takes you in the locker room and as close as you can get to the tattoos and the stories of the NBA.

Get under the skin of your favorite NBA players including:
 
— Doug Christie
— Penny Hardaway
— Mateen Cleaves
— Antonio Daniels
— Corey Maggette
— Moochie Norris
— Karl Malone
— Jalen Rose
— Quentin Richardson
— Sean Rooks
— Lorenzen Wright
— Eric Williams
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Friday , Jan , 22 , 2010 C.Y. Ellis

LeBron James, Fan of Eminem

Last night's game showed off not only LeBron James' game, but also his close knowledge of Eminem lyrics.  Check out the clip below to see LeBron rap along to Eminem's verse on "Forever".

For anyone who watches MTV (and apparently some still do), it would come as no surprise that LBJ knew Em's verse word-for-word.

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Friday , Jan , 22 , 2010 C.Y. Ellis

Dwight Howard Impersonates Charles Barkley on TNT

Dwight Howard may have come under fire lately for his inconsistent production, but the former Sprite Slam Dunk champion obviously hasn't lost his sense of humour.  Prompted by Ernie Johnson, D12 happily breaks out his Charles Barkley impersonation to the amusement of the TNT crew.  Check out the clip below and let us know if you think Dwight Howard's Charles Barkley impersonation hit the target or if, like Howard's face-up game, it needs a little work.

Lebron James’ new 35,000 square foot home
Wednesday , Mar , 28 , 2007 C.Y. Ellis

Lebron James’ new 35,000 square foot home

Lebron's new home is under construction. The 35,000 square foot Ohio mansion will reportedly include a casino, two-lane bowling alley, barber shop, aquarium, sports bar and a recording studio.

The master bedroom will also have a two-story walk-in closet. Additionally, the home will have a six-car garage.

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Ben Wallace to endorse Starbury sneakers
Tuesday , Mar , 27 , 2007 C.Y. Ellis

Ben Wallace to endorse Starbury sneakers

Ben Wallace, who was surprisingly playing without a sneaker deal until today has finally picked the right one.

He will wear Starbury sneakers on court.

For now, Wallace will be wearing the Starbury 2, but his own sneaker - Big Ben - is expected to hit the market in late August or the fall.

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Artest charged with four misdemeanors
Thursday , Mar , 22 , 2007 C.Y. Ellis

Artest charged with four misdemeanors

Sacramento, CA (Sports Network) - Sacramento Kings forward Ron Artest was charged with four misdemeanors stemming from his arrest in early March over a dispute with his wife. Read More
Artest arrested on domestic violence charge
Monday , Mar , 05 , 2007 C.Y. Ellis

Artest arrested on domestic violence charge

Auburn, CA (Sports Network) - Sacramento Kings forward Ron Artest was arrested and later released on $50,000 bail Monday by the Placer County Sheriff's Department following a disturbance at his Loomis home. Read More
Dwyane Wade named the AskMen.com “Man of the Week”
Monday , Oct , 16 , 2006 C.Y. Ellis

Dwyane Wade named the AskMen.com “Man of the Week”

2006 NBA Finals MVP Dwyane Wade was named AskMen.com "Man of the Week".

The men's portal explained that "despite his formidable talents and impressive list of achievements as a basketball player, NBA All-Star Dwyane Wade remains a down-to-earth and approachable guy." Read More