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THE INSIDE TRACK; MORNING BRIEFING; Many Players Don't Mind Getting Needled
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Los Angeles Times - Los Angeles, Calif.
Author: Mal, Florence
Date: Mar 8, 2000
Start Page: 2
Section: Sports; PART- D; Sports Desk
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Under the headline, "Sport Illustrated," Frank Blackman of the San Francisco Examiner writes that as the new century begins, "the most conspicuous wearers of tattoos are basketball players."

"They cover both sides of his arms. He has more on his chest, back and legs. There are cartoon heroes, two elaborate multicolored depictions of the Grim Reaper, a cross that serves as a remembrance of a departed relative [and] names of other family members."

"We started off calling him 'Bonbon' because his mother craved ice cream bonbons when she was pregnant with him. When he was about 2, it went from 'Bonbon' to 'Bonzi.' "

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