DeShawn Stevenson Has The NBA’s Worst Ink
In a league that’s dominated by players covered in ink, DeShawn Stevenson of the NBA’s Washington Wizards has gone beyond the call of duty to stand out. And if the title of this post didn’t tip you off already, he’s standing out for all the wrong reasons.
With yesterday being the semi-official start of the new NBA season, as most teams opened their doors for media day, DeShawn unveiled his new tatts. How he came up with these ideas is anyone’s guess – he’s got Abraham Lincoln on his neck (a portrait of Honest Abe, not the name), a backwards “P” (for the Pittsburgh Pirates) on his face and a crack on his forehead.
So why did he get that interesting combination of very permant and very visible branding? Mike Jones (WHO!) of The Washington Post asked the man himself…
On his left cheek bone is inked the Pitsburgh Pirate’s ‘P’, “for the Pittsburgh, that’s my favorite team. Barry Bonds, when he first started.” The thing about the P is, however, that it’s backwards and looks more like a 9. DeShawn tried to explain, “No, if you’re standing where Dom’s standing and looking at me, it looks like a P.” Dominic McGuire was standing directly in front of him about 10 yards away, but it still looked like a 9. I think DeShawn meant to say, “when I look in the mirror it looks like a P.” The final new tat is a crack on the left side of Stevenson’s forehead. He said it’s because “I don’t crack. I feel like people always try to break me, but I don’t crack. So, I put that there.”
You make the call – is this the worst ink in the NBA, or do these guys below have DeShawn covered?
Marquis Daniels – “guy blowing own brains out with a shotgun, using his toes”
Michael Beasley – “Supercool Beas + glasses back tattoo” (with bonus bag of weed in the background)
Stephen Jackson – “praying hands holding a gun”
Stephon Marbury – “Starbury logo on head”
Kenyon Martin – “Trina’s lips on neck”