Tattoos seem to be a part of sports more than ever these days. Some NBA players are defined by their ink — Chris “The Birdman” Anderson is a good example — while others use their tats to pay homage to their cities and teams, like Derrick Rose’s “Sweet Home Chicago” tattoo.
The latest and greatest piece of skin art you’ll come across, though, is on Indiana Hoosiers guard Devonte Green. His choice for permanent ink? Green has the unlimited ammo cheat code from the popular video game Grand Theft Auto tattooed on his left tricep.
Why infinite ammo? Well, because he’s a shooter.
This is like Usain Bolt tattooing the cheat code to faster sprinting on his leg or Connor McGregor inking the explosive melee damage code on his fist.
Apparently Green’s tattoo has manifested itself on the court. Though Indiana isn’t in the NCAA Tournament this year, they raced into the quarterfinals of National Invitation Tournament.
Green is a big reason the Hoosiers are on to the NIT quarterfinals. The 6-foot-3 junior from North Babylon, New York, put up 18 points and grabbed 11 rebounds in IU’s 63-60 win over Arkansas on Saturday.
In true shooter fashion, Green scored in double digits in six straight games. Over that span, he’s drilled 21 3-pointers in 38 attempts, including eight of 10 against Ohio State.
One might say he’s locked in right now. Others may say a different force is driving Green, as indicated by the tattoo on his left elbow.
It’s apparently a reference to the popular Japanese series Naruto. The symbol is the seal that keeps a powerful beast inside of him. It’s safe to say the beast has been unleashed.
Somehow, Green’s left arm alone is cooler than anything you or I have ever done. Now, excuse me while I go get the GTA San Andreas cheat code for “Infinite Money” tatted on my butt.