Don't Ink and Drive (the Baseline)

Warriors Basketball Media Day

Rick Reilly at ESPN has a very funny overview of the explosion of tattoos among professional athletes.


And why would Shawn Marion of the Dallas Mavericks get an ornate Chinese character tattooed down his leg without having a Chinese person in tow? See, Marion thought he was getting his nickname, “The Matrix,” but instead got something that — crudely translated — comes out to “Demon Bird Mothballs.” Still, it would be a very good intramural team name.

Read the whole thing here.