Bucks Larry Sanders Misspells Tattoo

Larry Sanders’ tattoo is misspelled.

I thought we all understood “i before e except after c?”

“If one is unsure whether a word is spelled with the sequence ei or ie, the rhyme suggests that the correct order is ie unless the preceding letter is c.”

Larry Sanders has no need for the confines of correct spelling.

The only thing worse than getting a tattoo of your ex-lovers’ name is tattooing a misspelled word. Maybe he can cover it up with the word. “Oops”.

Imagine his surprise. After getting a tattoo in font big enough to cover the length and width of his thumb of the word, “Recieve”, an Instagram follower alerted him to the fact that his tattoo artist had misspelled the word.

Sanders posted the above picture on his Instagram account on Sunday, with the caption “Now just wait on it,” which followed a first picture that said “Sometimes it just this simple,” with a tattoo that said “Ask.”

Soon after posting the above image and hearing about his spelling gaffe, Sanders then posted another photo with a caption that said, ” Ummmmmmmmm…ain’t worried bout nuthin.”

To anyone unfamiliar with the process of getting a tattoo, there were plenty of opportunities to notice the mistake. A tattoo (if done by a reputable artist who doesn’t suck, two things that are in question in the case of Sanders’ tattoo) artist applies a stencil of the art where you want it on your body and double checks before the work begins.

After signing a contract with the Bucks for $44 million dollars a week ago, Sanders doesn’t have much to worry about. With the amount of money he has at his disposal, he could afford a thumb transplant and start over.

There are plenty of questionable tattoos in the NBA, but my favorite one has to be former NBA player DeShawn Stevenson’s “crack’ on his forehead.

Stevenson famously tattooed a crack on the left side of his forehead. He said it’s because “I don’t crack. I feel like people always try to break me, but I don’t crack. So, I put that there.”

It just doesn’t make any sense, any way you slice it. If it didn’t bother you, wouldn’t you not be cracking?

Luckily for Stevenson, the huge Abraham Lincoln tattoo in the middle of his neck, or the backwards “P” underneath his left eye, distract all your attention away from the crack. Well played DeShawn.

Speaking of “well played” and not necessarily playing well, Stevenson has been in the NBA for 13 years which amazes me because he shot 33% from the floor over his last three years. He was released by the Hawks a few weeks back, then asked LeBron to get him a job with the Heat over Twitter.

Check out our list of “Most Tattooed NBA Players.”

Image Credit: Larry Sanders’ Instagram