EWING GOT his
first, a panther with the inscription king of the court on his right arm as a
junior, at Willowridge ( Texas) High and hid it from his parents. Then his
father saw it and got "so mad, he was at a loss for words," Ewing
recalls. His next tat was of praying hands with the words count your blessings
and his parents' names (Brenda and George)--which they only grudgingly
accepted. "They weren't happy," Daniel says, "but they said at
least this one had meaning."
BOOZER HAS many
tattoos, but his pi�ces de r�sistance are on his right and left biceps. His
left shows a grizzly bear--an animal plentiful in Alaska, Boozer's home
state--that appears to be clawing through his skin; his right depicts a
basketball player in front of a skyline and a mountain, a reference, Boozer
says, to his hometown of Juneau. Says Boozer, who's averaging 20.5 points,
"I wanted something symbolizing my coming from somewhere small and making
it somewhere big."
got a tattoo a year from age 18 to 21, then quit inking. On his right arm
Przybilla honors shot blocking: Next to not in my house a player wags a
finger--"Like Mutombo," he says--after rejecting a shot. Przybilla has
praying hands on his left arm. His chest has a tat of a biblical message and
another of a heart, flowers and his wife's name, Noelle. "It's my
favorite." he says. "But the two on my chest are private. I'm glad
they're covered when I play."