Nicknamed the “Birdman” because of his wing-flapping celebrations, Chris Anderson of the Denver Nuggets barely has a spot of clean skin that isn’t covered with brightly colorful tattoos. Getting knocked out of the playoffs by the Los Angeles Lakers last Saturday is the least of Anderson’s worries, however - he is currently under investigation for undisclosed Internet crimes against children.
Red-headed phenomenon Delonte West of the Dallas Mavericks doesn’t want anyone to forget his name so he had it inked around his neck!
No one ever accused Dallas Mavericks’ DeShawn Stevenson of being un-Patriotic with a tattoo of Abraham Lincoln inked around his neck. Flip him around and you’ll find the player’s own name emblazoned on his back with a giant snake in the shape of a number two.
Strip of the jersey of Andrei Kirilenko of the Utah Jazz and you’ll get a glimpse into his dark side with a bizarre red and black winged reptile that spreads ominously across his upper body.
Udonis Haslem of the Miami Heat is determined to give his fans a geography lesson while they enjoy the game so he had the entire map of Florida helpfully tattooed on his back.
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He plays for the Chicago Bulls not the Memphis Grizzlies, but Carlos Boozer still has a bear inked on his arm to represent his home state of Alaska.
Denver Nuggets player J.R Smith must be a comic book fan to want this scary cast of characters permanently leering from his back. Surrounding the phrase, “Just Klownin’” are what appears to be hip hop singers, scantily clad women and creepy clowns.
Jamar Nelson of the Orlando Magic clearly loves being in the spotlight and is so adamant that he is the star of the show that he had the line, “All Eyes On Me” penned on his back.
To the untrained eye, Matt Barnes’ mass of tattoos looks like a mayhem of black ink but the Los Angeles Lakers star claims that every picture on his skin tells a different story from his life, including growing up in California, his love of rap music, spider webs that stretch around one elbow, and and devilish women sitting on each shoulder.
When his hair is grown out Stephon Marbury looks like a regular guy, but add a set of clippers and you can spot the Boston Celtic star’s signature star on his head, which embarrassingly represents his now defunct clothing collection.
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