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Old 06-03-2001, 12:06 PM
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Those of you who watch basketball will have noticed that Allen Iverson wears a white sleeve over one of his arms. I assumed that it was some sort of brace or pad because of an injury. Last night I was told that he is requested (required?) to wear it because he has a tattoo that is considered to be very offensive.

1. Is this true?
2. If so, what is the nature of the tattoo?

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Old 06-03-2001, 12:43 PM
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I found this in a USA Today article about the different kinds of tattoos NBA players have. However, it's from about two years ago, so things could've changed since then.

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Allen Iverson of the Philadelphia 76ers, who many feel is the heir-apparent trendsetter to Michael Jordan, sports tattoos up and down both arms.

The NBA has a policy against wearing jewelry during a game but no rule against tattoos, says Chris Brienza, an NBA spokesman.
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Old 06-03-2001, 12:49 PM
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This article is only a couple of weeks old and mentions a couple of controversies Iverson has been at the center of, but not a tattoo one. FWIW.
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Old 06-03-2001, 07:32 PM
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Iverson wears the sleeve to provide additional protection for his elbow. (At least that's why he started wearing it -- it could be a good luck thing now.) He actually took the sleeve off during one of the games against the Bucks (Game 4 or 5, I think) when he was having a bad shooting night.
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Old 06-04-2001, 01:37 AM
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Here is a site that lists all of Iverson's tattoos:

http://home.c2i.net/espurkel/tattoes.htm

His arm wrap could possibly be protecting new tattoos from getting damaged during play, although he has been wearing the wrap for quite some time. I suspect it is a fashion statement and not to protect his elbow, as the white one he wears is evidently just lycra and is unpadded.
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