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Chris Anderson Tattoo Miami vs DetroitThere 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.
Josh Smith Pistons - Tattoo

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.Bob Seger

So I took to twitter to ask what everyone thought and I got some valuable responses.

David Crosby?
David Crosby

Grizzly Adams?
Grizzly Adams

Gregg Allman?
Gregg Allman

Or Jesus?
Jesus with a Basketball

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.
Josh Smith Hawks Tattoo
I wish Josh was like Rasheed Wallace, who explains his. Take a look at this oldie but goodie from a Nike Commercial.

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?

The more they play the more the new-look Detroit Pistons look like a cohesive unit. It wasn’t pretty at times in Golden State, but The Pistons prevailed late last night with a 107-102 win over the Warriors.

Key Points:

  • Kwame Brown started in place of Amir Johnson and it may become a bit more permanent. Curry wants to throw a big body out there in the next few games when Detroit will be facing big centers. I’m cringing now as to what Brown will have to face (Andrew Bynum and Laker fans) tonight against the Lakers. It’s going to be brutal.
  • “I am glad this has happened,” Brown said. “I love playing with ‘Sheed in the starting lineup. I think (the coaches) noticed last game that with me ducking in (toward the basket), it was getting guys open corner 3-pointers. But they brought me in here to play defense, run the court and rebound. That’s what I am going to try and do.” Via The Detroit Free Press
  • Detroit started this game allowing Golden State to get pretty much anything they wanted down low. That changed in the second half as Detroit not only shut down the lanes but dominated them, finishing with  50 points down low for the game.
  • Will Bynum is killing it out there. The punch of Will and Iverson on the floor with Arron Afflalo sped this team up like I had never thought possible. Fearless Will scored 6 points in 11 minutes and continues to impress the Pistons fan base as well as the TNT broadcasters.
  • Five Pistons in double figures as well as five Warriors.
  • Detroit didn’t need Tayshaun to put up a ton of points, but they did need his career-high rebounding night. Tay had a double-double with 10 points, 16 boards, 3 assists, a steal and a blocked shot in a whopping 45 minutes on the floor.
  • Curry isn’t shy to tell the viewing audience that Amir make a mistake so he got yanked. That was after Amir was subbed in for the first time and was quickly pulled 30 seconds later.
  • Maxiell thunder dunk is always a pleasant sight, the one he missed before the dunk almost brought the building down. In 12 minutes Jason had 6 points and 4 boards. Love you Jason, but you got served on this play.
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  • NBA Highlights of The Game.
  • Chauncey is really lighting things up in Denver.
  • Detroit’s biggest lead was 9, while Golden State led by as much as 12.
  • 17 Detroit turnovers, that stat has to change. Luckily the Warriors handed the ball over 15 times.
  • We sorely miss Antonio McDyess.
  • TNT – Iverson, Rasheed Wallace Interview.
  • One of the best games from Sheed in quite some time. Ninteen points on 8-for-15 shooting but it was his key defensive shot and his back to back threes late in the fourth that put the game away for Detroit. Another double-double for the SHEEDtastic one.

Rasheed Wallace for Three


  • We complained about Flip using the starters, well Iverson, Prince, Wallace and Hamilton logged 167 minutes.
  • “Now I have to learn A.I. It’s like starting over,” Hamilton said. “With (Chauncey Billups ) at the beginning, at least we had a training camp. With A.I., we have to learn on the fly.” Via The Detroit News
  • Fourth quarter tech for Mr. Wallace.
  • Out-rebounded 49-51.
  • Rip got his touch back leading Detroit with 24 points. It took him most of the game to get in a rhythm, but it was so great to see his shots falling. As soon as plays start getting run for him and he’s coming off screens things will get much better for Rip, who seems to be standing around a lot on the offensive end.

Richard Hamilton


  • Walter Herman got some time but he picked up three quick fouls in his 2 minutes and 45 seconds on the floor and didn’t return.
  • Allen Iverson put up 23 and had some “Iverson” moments.

  • “That really hurt my feelings, that tip,” Wallace said. “You can’t let that frustrate you. I missed two point-blank foul shots. I’m upset at myself about that. You can’t let that one thing get you down. That’s what we did, just dug deep and came up with some stops down the stretch.” Via Steve made sure we didn’t miss that quote.
  • HUGE night for Arron Afflalo who seemed to be in the right place at the right time. Great defensively but his key layups in the third and fourth brought Detroit back to life again. Afflalo scored 11 and was out there when it counted in the fourth quarter when the game was on the line.
Video Courtesy of The NBA, The Detroit Pistons and TNT
  • Detroit shot 45% on the night.
  • Important to get this one, especially after the slow start again. It’s going to be a tough one tonight against the Lakers but it with Rodney Stuckey on the floor again things should be a bit better. Although I’m loving Will Bynum.
  • Again….Must read Chauncey Billups interview.
  • Sheed’s New Tattoo…Thanks to Alana for sending us the Link ASAP!