NBA Finals Tattoos: From Jason Terry's Trophy Hope to Mario Chalmers's "Mister Clutch"

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See that thing on his arm? Yeah, neither has he.
That Jason Terry sure has some chutzpah. The Dallas Maverick's sixth man has a tattoo on his arm of the Larry O'Brien Championship Trophy. Only problem is, neither Terry nor the Dallas Mavericks have ever won that trophy. Of course, they aim to change that starting tonight when they tussle with the Miami Heat in Game 1 of the NBA Finals at American Airlines Arena.

Terry's tat made national news with the shooting guard saying he'll remove it if they fail to win the title. We have a couple shops he can make a reservation at. But Terry's ink is only one of dozens that adorn Heat and Maverick players. Follow the jump for a picture presentation, including LeBron's Akron love to a weird goblin-type thing on Caron Butler's arm.

Shawn got it wrong.
7. Shawn Marion
They used to call this dude the Matrix before he got old and lost the ability to dunk. Now, Marion is more like Agent Sucks-a-lot. And his leg tattoo is pretty bad as well. Really, Chinese symbols? C'mon Shawn. What's worse is that Celebrities Tattoos Site says Shawn goes around saying the symbols represent the "Matrix" but others say it actually reads: "Demon, Bird, Camphor." Yikes.

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Miller Time should have waited.
6. Mike Miller
We've waited all year for Miller to heal from a variety of ailments and finally he's starting to play with some confidence -- even with two useless stumps also known as his thumbs. But Miller could use some help with his tattoos. "Miller Time?" Good grief, man. Notice how Miller looks more buff in that photo when he was playing for the Washington Wizards. What happened?

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Only the strong survive, or those who copy them.
5. Tyson Chandler
This tall drink of Dallas tap water committed a flagrant foul when he got his "Only the Strong Survive" tattoo. Not only is it a cliche, but the exact same tattoo is on Allen Iverson. And we're guessing "The Answer" got his first. That's a technical Chandler.

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