JR Smith vs. Monta Ellis: Most Interesting NBA Tattoos Part 2: BR5

BR5Daily ShowJune 18, 2012

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Toronto Raptors forward Gary Forbes stopped by to talk NBA tattoos with BR5.  Forbes has quite a few tattoos himself, and after two years in the league, he was able to offer some great insight into the culture and meaning of a lot of tattoos around the league. For your benefit and ours, Gary Forbes provides his top-five list of NBA tattoos.

Forbes has keen insight into what it means to get ink in the NBA. He touches on the former sixth man of the year, Jason Terry. Terry had some divine insight into the future of the Dallas Mavericks when he got the Larry O'Brien trophy tattooed on his bicep. We all know what happened after that, but really, how did he know?

Forbes comments on Monta Ellis' commitment to his family with his personal tattoo. Ellis is known for his prolific offense on the court, but it seems that under that NBA swagger there is a real family man. He makes it in at our No. 4 spot.

DeShawn Stevenson is known for his unstoppable play and his fondness for ATMs in his house, but his neck tattoo stands as one of the most memorable in the NBA. Forbes knows why Stevenson got the famous Abe ink and shares with us his inside knowledge. 

Finally, Forbes breaks down his No. 2 and No. 1 most interesting NBA tattoos. We don't want to spoil the surprise, but they involve two of the most polarizing players in the NBA: Stephen Jackson and J.R. Smith. 

Check out the video to see who Gary Forbes chooses! 

For Part 1 of the series, click here.

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