There is a whole culture around NBA tattoos, players have gone from almost none, to walking statements of themselves.
Some even go overboard.
It’s almost hard to find a player in the NBA now that doesn’t have at least one.
While watching the Pistons beat the Pacers Monday night, I picked up on something I hadn’t really noticed before.
Josh Smith had just picked up a technical foul and was sent to the bench. As he was sitting down the cameraman got a close up of him, and there it was staring me in the face.
Who it was was a totally different story.
Who the hell is that on Josh Smith’s arm?
At first glance to me it looked like the 1970’s version of the Motor City’s own Bob Seger.
So I took to twitter to ask what everyone thought and I got some valuable responses.
I found this picture of Josh on the interwebs when he was a Hawk that shows the whole tattoo, but it still isn’t really clear. Your guess is as good as mine, but it’s really starting to look like a 70’s Jesus with a basketball scepter.
I wish Josh was like Rasheed Wallace, who explains his. Take a look at this oldie but goodie from a Nike Commercial.
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Someone “in the know” needs to tell us who that is. I’m reaching out to all Pistons fans, players and Pistons employees who drop in on the site from time to time to tell us what that is.
And if Josh wants to tell us himself that’s fine…we’re just curious.
Who do you think it is?