10 Worst NBA Tattoos


With a little help from some of our twitter followers, here are the 10 worst NBA tattoos based on size, color, lack of explanation and/or overall gaudiness. This list is strictly active players; hopefully Dennis Rodman won’t be offended.

10. Luke Walton, L.A. Lakers Apparently its a tribute to the Grateful Dead and his brothers, but it just looks like stick people dribbling basketballs in a circle. Its also nearly impossible to find a good photo of his right arm. Maybe he’s embarrassed by it.

9. Mike Bibby, Atlanta Hawks He’s got a number of tats, but the one that stands out is the basketball on his leg. Usually people are trying to make a statement with their tattoos. We get it Mike, you like basketball.

8. Brad Miller, Chicago Bulls Scrappy Doo??

7. DeShawn Stevenson, Washington Wizards I don’t understand why you would need your name – or anything for that matter – tattooed on your back. Even LeBron seems to think its necessary.

6. Rasheed Wallace, Detroit Pistons Not only does he have this strange Egyptian picture on his arm, but his entire back is dedicated to his daughter.

5. Stephen Jackson, Golden State Warriors Hands holding a gun, on your chest. It just seems inappropriate.

4. Robert Swift, Oklahoma City Thunder – I’m not sure what half of that stuff is, but his left arm looks like a totem pole.

3. Stephon Marbury, Boston Celtics He wouldn’t have made this list until just a few years ago when he decided to get the logo for his clothing company inked on the side of his head.

2. Chris “Birdman” Andersen, Denver Nuggets The wings alone are astounding, but I think he also wins as far as total square inches of tattoos. He hasn’t always had this many, so who knows when he’ll stop adding more.

1. Kenyon Martin, Denver Nuggets There should probably be a separate list for Nuggets players. They seem to frequent the tattoo parlors. As if this wasn’t enough, he went with the lipstick print on the neck. Its unique to say the least.

Thats our top 10. Was someone left out? Hit me up on Twitter. Thanks for reading theSportsGeeks.com.

Alex Chalupka - Originally from the Baltimore-Washington area, Alex is a huge Baltimore Ravens and Maryland Terrapins fan who currently resides in Little Rock, Arkansas. He’s also an Orioles fan and follows the NBA and other sports as objectively as possible. He enjoys writing about all sports and is the founder/editor of theSportsGeeks.com. - Follow him on Twitter here - Visit his personal website

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19 thoughts on “10 Worst NBA Tattoos

  1. Definitely agree with Luke Walton at the top of the list. Hopefully future NBA stars catch a glimpse of this, so they can know what NOT to do when they get that money!

  2. james posey for sure. PO-Z with the O being a basketball going into a net. Seriously the worst tat in the nba. It looks like a prison inmate did it as well

  3. if you look at bibbys closer you can clearly see its a cover up. looks like a name written under that net. i've seen it up close tho while he was playing mini golf here in sac, it is pretty horrendous to say the least…

  4. What the heck is that on Caron Butler's right shoulder? It looks like a skull behind a mushroom.

  5. Richard Jefferson has by-far the weakest tattoo ever… looks like something that was cool when he was 16. Sheed’s tat’s have meaning, he shouldn’t be on this list…

  6. Mike Bibby”s Tattoo isn’t that bad. If I can remember correctly the tattoo isn’t a cover up its his best friends name(Tone) who has passed away inside the net. Im not to sure but I thought I had read that somewhere before.

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