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Man gets Barkley, Bavetta kiss tattoo for Shaq

Posted on: January 4, 2012 12:39 am
Edited on: January 4, 2012 12:50 am
Posted by Ben Golliverbarkley-tattoo

Sometimes a decision can be so wrong that it is right.

Ball Don't Lie notes that NBA legend and TNT commentator Shaquille O'Neal recently joked that he would pay $1,000 to anyone who got a tattoo commemorating the famous kiss between Charles Barkley and Dick Bavetta. The Hall of Fame forward and NBA official puckered up after a footrace at 2007 NBA All-Star Weekend.

Well, that tossaway line by O'Neal apparently caused someone to get the smooch inked on his body. reports that Emmet Bentle, a bartender in Santa Barbara, California, actually got the image tattooed on his ankle.
"Yeah, I'm hoping Shaq sees it, at least responds and if I get the one thousand dollars great, but if I don't its cool, just get my name out there, get my 15 minutes, you know," said Bentley.

Emmet signed up for Twitter over the weekend, in order to specifically post the picture. Now, he has more than 100 followers, but as of right now, no word from Shaq.
Here's a larger picture of the tattoo. The tattoo shows the two men kissing on the lips with hearts sprouting like flowers in the background. 15 minutes of fame; a lifetime of your ankle being "Where Amazing Happens."

Best worst execution of a good bad idea ever?

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Since: Sep 28, 2010
Posted on: January 5, 2012 1:04 pm

Man gets Barkley, Bavetta kiss tattoo for Shaq

Doing this for 15 minutes of fame only shows yet again how desperate our society is to get attention. As if reality shows didn't do this already we have idiots doing garbage like this. This is worse than the tons of stupid people that got Charlie Sheen tattoos during his drug induced rage. SMH

Since: Jun 20, 2010
Posted on: January 4, 2012 3:56 pm

Man gets Barkley, Bavetta kiss tattoo for Shaq

The United States should institue a law that as soon as someone gets a more than one stupid tattoo that they are immediately executed right there on the spot.  Seriously, is there a better way to identify the morons in our society than by tatooing? 

Since: Jul 24, 2009
Posted on: January 4, 2012 2:47 pm

Man gets Barkley, Bavetta kiss tattoo for Shaq

I would love to see all of these dudes in 50 years.  Nothing like a full arm/leg/chest/back/body tattooes on an old man.
Makes me wonder if people today realize tattooes are actually permanent and will be around way after their six packs and muscles have all turned to fat and droopy skin.

Since: Jan 4, 2012
Posted on: January 4, 2012 12:54 pm
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Since: Aug 29, 2011
Posted on: January 4, 2012 11:38 am

Man gets Barkley, Bavetta kiss tattoo for Shaq

What a dummy.

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