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Grizzlies Giving Away Neck Tattoos In Honor Of James Johnson (Photo)

by Vashti Hurt | Posted on Friday, February 7th, 2014
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James Johnson Neck Tattoo

Since being called up from the D-League in December, Mempis Grizzlies forward James Johnson has been a fan favorite and the team will recognize his new popularity by giving away fake neck tattoos during their February 21st game against the Clippers.

Memphis Grizzlies Neck Tattoo


The first 5,000 fans into the team’s Feb. 21 home game against the Los Angeles Clippers will receive a clear sticker with the word “GRIZZLIES” to go on their neck in celebration of one of Memphis’ newest surprises, forward James Johnson.

Johnson had “NAYMIN 3.9.13” tattooed on his neck in honor of his son who was in intensive care after being born six weeks premature. Even though his son recovered and is now a healthy baby, he says the event changed his outlook on life.

“Life changed for me after that,” Johnson said. “Life wasn’t about only me anymore. After that day, the head on my shoulders was different from what it was before.”

Someone in Memphis’ creative department has been working overtime. I’m pretty sure this is the first giveaway of this type and a pretty cool one at that.

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