On Thursday we passed along the story of Mavericks guard Jason Terry who got a tattoo of the Larry O’Brien Trophy before the season began. Terry got the tat in October despite his team being lower in the preseason odds to win it all than a handful of teams. Even his teammates thought he was somewhat crazy for getting the tattoo despite never having won a championship. Now he’s saying he’ll reverse course if the Mavs don’t win it all.
Before the Mavericks left Dallas for Miami Sunday, Terry told reporters he’ll get the tattoo removed if they don’t win it all. His reasoning? “It means it was bad luck. I’m very superstitious.” Terry also said “I definitely know it’s going to hurt worse if I have to take this thing off.”
I don’t know about you, but the whole thing sounds a bit wacky to me. Why get a tattoo if you plan to have it removed a year later? Aren’t there simpler ways of generating motivation? What about putting placards in the bathroom, won’t that suffice? Sorry to say it Jet, but I think you’ll have to start looking for a tattoo remover sooner than later.Google+