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Jason Terry to remove trophy tattoo if Mavs lose

Posted on: May 30, 2011 4:39 pm
 
Dallas Mavericks guard Jason Terry says he will remove his tattoo of the Larry O'Brien trophy if the Miami Heat win the 2011 NBA Finals.jason-terry-tat  Posted by Ben Golliver.

In case you hadn't heard, Dallas Mavericks guard Jason Terry got a tattoo of the Larry O'Brien Trophy -- the gold orb trophy thing that goes to the team who wins the NBA title -- on the inside of his right bicep. (Pictured to the right.) Terry got inked prior to the season as a way to motivate himself reports Star-Telegram.com.

"Everybody laughed and thought it was a joke at the time, but then when they saw me actually get it they were like, 'This boy's serious,'" Terry said. "And our whole conversation was about right now, about us getting to this point and winning it all.

With the Mavericks now poised to face the Miami Heat in the NBA Finals, reality and regret regarding the tattoo is starting to set in for Terry. The obvious question: What happens if the Heat beat the Mavericks? It's going to be pretty awkard to have a tattoo of something you didn't win on your arm forever, right?

Indeed, Sun-Sentinel.com reported on Sunday that Terry said he will remove the tattoo should the Mavericks up come short. 
"It symbolized the fact we had a realistic shot of getting there." Terry said Sunday before the team departed for Miami. "If I didn't think we had a chance, I definitely wouldn't have put that on there. ... For me, it's something I have to sleep with, something I wake up with. I definitely know it's going to hurt worse if I have to take this thing off."

Yep, if Dallas doesn't win the trophy, look for Terry to get it removed.

"It means it was bad luck." Terry said. "I'm very superstitious."
That would be the single most depressing tattoo removal of all time. Maybe there's a way the artist could just alter it rather than remove it. Maybe a tweak to make it look like the Eiffel Tower or the Leaning Tower of Pisa? Or maybe the Space Needle -- an homage to Terry's hometown of Seattle?

It's a little disappointing Terry is already considering the possibility of removing the tattoo before the Finals has even started. What a perfect opportunity to guarantee a Dallas victory: "This ink isn't going anywhere!" Now that would have been awesome. 
Comments

Since: Aug 19, 2006
Posted on: May 31, 2011 5:25 pm
 

Jason Terry to remove trophy tattoo if Mavs lose

 Sorry to hear that, hopefully it wasn't a close family member... 



Since: Jun 12, 2009
Posted on: May 31, 2011 4:48 pm
 

Jason Terry to remove trophy tattoo if Mavs lose

Nice try LilRichy....no affiliation between myself and sman...I just got back from a funeral so I am feeling a little sympathetic..so, I am going to bury the hatchet for the day.  Peace to all.



Since: Aug 19, 2006
Posted on: May 31, 2011 2:05 pm
 

Jason Terry to remove trophy tattoo if Mavs lose

Ya, way to prove your intelligence level "sman"... Ottawa is 3500km from me (Im on the West Coast), Ottawa is on the other side of the country. Do they just skip right over geography in the US public school system these days? I'm sure you didn't get past grade 7 or so, but they should have covered that. I'm not from the states, but I know California is a long way from Washington D.C. Keep making yourself look stupid, you and Wankertoholt are great at that. I notice you popped up to make a post with your sman profile Wankertoholt, that's cute.



Since: Sep 4, 2007
Posted on: May 31, 2011 11:13 am
 

Jason Terry to remove trophy tattoo if Mavs lose

Bad move on Jason Terrys part.  Not getting the tatto but saying that he would remove it.  He had the right idea in getting it.  By doing that he was speaking his wish to win the Finals into existence.  Now by saying that he would have it removed he just placed some doubt into his own mind and that of his teammates.  When asked the question "what if you lose?" he should have just said that they were not going to lose. 


sman2011
Since: Dec 19, 2010
Posted on: May 31, 2011 10:53 am
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Since: Jun 12, 2009
Posted on: May 31, 2011 10:22 am
 

Jason Terry to remove trophy tattoo if Mavs lose

I am sorry....I will take my foot off of the accelerator...You go ahead and LIKE LBJ.  You two deserve each other.  HAHA.



Since: May 9, 2010
Posted on: May 31, 2011 8:23 am
 

Jason Terry to remove trophy tattoo if Mavs lose

"That would be the single most depressing tattoo removal of all time."

Ridiculous, typical hyberbole from Golliver. Such a drama queen. He's not exactly airtight, is he?

A far more depressing removal would be this: Having to remove, after she's committed adultery, the name of the woman you thought was the love of your life.

But let's get to the fundamental issue: the absurdity of today's herd tattoo phenomenon. Google for this devastating article:

Exposing Shallowness by Theodore Dalrymple



Since: Aug 7, 2008
Posted on: May 31, 2011 4:09 am
 

Jason Terry to remove trophy tattoo if Mavs lose

Even with today's technology such as tattoo removal using laser there will still be faint image of that trophy. He will probably have to get another tattoo to cover that faint image. Perhaps he will get a tattoo of Lebron James...or not!



Since: Aug 19, 2006
Posted on: May 31, 2011 2:48 am
 

Jason Terry to remove trophy tattoo if Mavs lose

 Have you seriously resorted to gay insults? Are we in high school now? Do you really need me to explain that I like him as a basketball player? I'm married by the way, I can see you aren't gonna have to worry about that for a while with your winning attitude and charm. I cheer for the Raptors but I'm a basketball fan. As a basketball fan, it's pretty obvious that LeBron is in a class of his own when it comes to ability, just like your boy KObe was a few years ago. O-W-N-E-D.. wow, that's tough to do. Keep trying simpleton. Do you have a thing for me btw Wankertoholt, Im starting to get a creepy vibe from you. I like your multiple posts, is it that hard to collect your thoughts and post once? 



Since: Jun 12, 2009
Posted on: May 31, 2011 1:02 am
 

Jason Terry to remove trophy tattoo if Mavs lose

LilSnitchy:
How come you didn't address this loser?

Here is the difference between us loser..pay close attention...I am a LAKER fan..Kobe plays for the Lakers so I cheer for Kobe.  You are a Raptor fan...but you have a man crush with an NBA player who doesn't even play for your team.  Seriously, this is your sentence:  "I LIKE LBJ because he is an amazing basketball player."  So, you like a guy because he is a good player.  I like the way Kobe plays basketball, I am not star struck enough like yourself to say I like Kobe..  I don't know Kobe so how can I like him.  How many times have you met LBJ?  Does LBJ know you like him?  Maybe you should send him a letter expressing your desires for him.  HAHA..  You love LBJ in such a odd fashion that it is scary. 


Explain to us all how you can LIKE LBJ?  Come on...have you met him?  You like him?  Seriously...that is so gay.  That is OK though.  There is nothing wrong with you coming out.

HAHA...too easy.


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