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Kevin Durant Gets New Maryland Back Tattoo (Pictures)

Who knew Kevin Durant was such a huge tattoo guy?  A little more than a month ago you would swear K.D. had no ink anywhere on his body, since it is all hidden by his jersey.  As we recently discovered, Durant is at no shortage of tats like many of his peers across the NBA.  He got some new ink over the weekend and it looks to be just as elaborate.  Check out Kevin Durant’s Maryland back tattoo, courtesy of Funny Athlete Tweets:

It’s certainly large, but not nearly as bad as these back tattoos.  As you may know K.D. is from the Maryland/D.C. area, so there’s no need for Texas fans to get their longhorns in a bunch.  When he gets traded to New York and everyone starts raving about how he is coming home like Carmelo Anthony, the ridiculing can begin.

Video Highlights from Melo League vs. Goodman League Exhibition Game

Several NBA stars got together Tuesday night in Baltimore for a Melo League vs. Goodman League exhibition game at Morgan State University. As we told you on Saturday, Kevin Durant headlined the Goodman League team while LeBron James, Carmelo Anthony, and Chris Paul all starred for the Melo League squad. The Melo All-Stars won 149-141, getting 38 from LeBron and 36 from Carmelo. Kevin Durant lit it up for 59 points in a losing cause, representing the Washington D.C.-based team.

Here are some video highlights from the event shared by Ben Golliver at CBS Sports:

As you could tell, there wasn’t much defense being played (what gave that away, the 290 combined points scored?). Fans reportedly paid as much as $100 for tickets, so there’s little doubt they were excited to see offensive highlights. One fan even took video and got a little too excited about a Kevin Durant three pointer over LeBron. Check out the video:

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LeBron James to Join Carmelo Anthony vs. Kevin Durant in Baltimore Exhibition

While players like Kevin Durant, Brandon Jennings, and Kobe Bryant have been active playing in summer leagues the last several weeks, LeBron James has been quiet. He did go on tour in Asia (and got embarrassed by a Taiwanese player), but until now we haven’t heard much about him playing in rec leagues. The Washington Post says LeBron will play for Carmelo Anthony’s team in a Melo League vs. Goodman League all-star exhibition Tuesday.

LeBron, Melo, and Chris Paul will highlight the Melo League team while Kevin Durant, Jeff Green, DeMarcus Cousins and Brandon Jennings will represent the Goodman League team. Goodman League commissioner Miles Rawls says he plans to bring Ater Majok and Arinze Onuaku as well. Donte Greene, Gary Neal, Josh Selby, Eric Bledsoe have also committed to the Melo League team.

The game was initially scheduled to take place Sunday but was postponed until Tuesday because of Hurricane Irene. They still need to decide on a venue, but it should be a fun game. Oh yeah, and feel free to resume the “Chris Paul to the Knicks” talk. It seems like the two flirt with each other every summer.

Kevin Durant Set to Star in Basketball Movie

Players are making good use of their time during the NBA lockout. Nate Robinson talked about trying to play football, Anthony Randolph returned to LSU and might join a frat, several former Bruins are returning to class at UCLA, and Delonte West might submit a job application to Home Depot. But the athlete whose offseason activities may gain the most notoriety is Kevin Durant.

The Thunder star reportedly is finalizing a deal to star in a Warner Bros. movie that has a basketball subplot. According to The Oklahoman, the movie is set to go into production mid-September. The filming location has been narrowed to Oklahoma City and Baton Rouge, Louisiana according to the report.

In a typical NBA season, Durant would not be able to star in a movie because it would conflict with the beginning of basketball training camp. However, with the NBA lockout, little progress is likely to be made in the next few months giving him time to pursue his acting dreams. It may sound odd that Durant would be starring in his movie given that he’s a basketball player, not an actor, but he would not be the first hoops star to hold a feature role in a motion picture. Recall Michael Jordan was a lead in Space Jam, and Ray Allen starred in He Got Game. We’ll also do everyone a favor and leave Shaq and his silver screen aspirations out of this discussion.

Kevin Durant Lights Up Rucker Park (Video)

NBA All-Star Kevin Durant gave the fans of New York City a thrill Monday night when he showed up for a game at the famed Rucker Park. Durant was playing for his DC Power team and fulfilling a lifelong dream of playing at the storied venue. New York Post reporter Joseph Staszewski says Durant scored 66 points on 9-11 three-point shooting. His team won a close game thanks to a monster three-pointer he nailed. Check out the video courtesy of Staszewski, as shared by I am a GM:

After the game, Durant tweeted “No lie, just had one of the best times of my life at Rucker park..wow! I love NY.”

Who needs the NBA when they can just televise streetball games? These park games aren’t the real thing, but we’ll take our highlights any way we can get em.

Kevin Durant Explains Meaning Behind Each of His ‘Business Tattoos’

Many fans were shocked last week when it was revealed Kevin Durant has a chest and stomach full of tattoos. Fans who thought he was a clean-cut, ink-free guy felt misled. No surprise, that was part of Durant’s intent. Here’s another look at the picture that captured everyone’s attention:

The Basketball Jones described Durant’s ink as “business tattoos” designed to maintain the Thunder star’s squeaky-clean image. Darnell Mayberry of The Oklahoman confirms that’s exactly the case.

Mayberry reports that Durant was hesistant to share his ink with the world. Mayberry wrote “Durant confirmed the deliberate placement of his designs following a practice in early May when the Thunder was in a Western Conference semifinals series with Memphis.”

He also explains what each one of Durant’s tattoos mean:

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Kevin Durant Has Been Hiding His Tattoos from the World (Picture)

I didn’t know Kevin Durant had tattoos until a few months ago. He comes across as a harmless teenager who wears his backpack to postgame press conferences. Now it appears he’s more of an on-court killer than he lets on. The Basketball Jones posted that picture of Durant from July 9th in China. Bet you had no idea he was hiding all that ink underneath his jersey huh?

Someone should tell him chest and stomach ink are gateway tattoos. Next thing you know he’ll look like this or worse yet, this.