You wouldn't believe the number of inky abominations etched into the pelts of pro ballers. I'd originally planned a simple list of the league's ten worst tats, but when my dishonourable mention section hit double digits I realised I'd need to expand the scope of the project a little. Even when I elongated the list to twenty-five terrible tattoos, I still found that I had to exclude some real atrocities. In the end it took a full fifty spots to showcase the shittiest skin art in the L.
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The NBA's Worst Tattoos: 10-1
10. Kobe Bryant's "Vanessa" Tattoo
So, to recap, Kobe's biceps is adorned with a crown, butterflies, angel wings, Vanessa's hair and Vanessa's name. I can't help but feel he could have saved some space by simply stamping the word "Sorry!" on his arm and calling it quits.Read More
It was during Charlotte's crafty ambush of the Magic on Sunday—the second quarter, maybe the third quarter—that Stephen Jackson had A Moment. He made a shot and thought he was fouled on the elbow. He backpedaled, jutting his elbow away from him and patting it with his left hand. The camera followed him. His expression did not change. "Jackson wanted the call," droned Mike Breen, or whoever. Stephen Jackson continued patting himself on the elbow. The announcers fell into an inky pool of silence. The producer did not, could not cut away. No one seemed capable of saying or doing anything. Pat, pat, pat, pat, pat. Seconds of time peeled away from our lives, and each one seemed eternal.Read More