Andrei Kirilenko’s Tattoo & Its Meaning

Andrei Gennadyevich Kirilenko is a Russian basketball executive, and retired professional basketball player. He is currently the commissioner of the Russian Basketball Federation. He was drafted by Utah in the 1999 NBA draft and also played in the 2004 NBA-All Star Team. Andrei is nicknamed “AK-47” because of his initials and his jersey number 47.

Andrei Kirilenko

Andrei only has one tattoo on his body but it is a special one. Let us take a look at it and the meaning it holds.

1. Back Tattoo

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Tattoo: The entire back of the former player is covered in a large tattoo design of a warrior riding on the back of a dragon. The wings of the dragon spread out and cover the back of his shoulders and its body covers Andrei’s back.

Meaning: The tattoo of the dragon rider on his back represents his paladin from the game, World of Warcraft. He is a huge fan of the game and has been playing it for a long time. In an interview, he said, “When I played for CSKA, and we had two days off I could spend 36 hours in a row playing World of Warcraft and ordering food from time to time.”

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