Marcus Camby’s 4 Tattoos & Their Meanings

Marcus Dion Camby is an American former professional basketball player. He was drafted in 1996 by Toronto Raptors and has represented New York Knicks, Denver Nuggets, Houston Rockets during his 17-season career. He was named the Defensive Player of the Year 2006-2007 and has been named to theĀ NBA All-Defensive Team four times.

Marcus Camby

Marcus has some interesting inks covering his arms. Let us take a look at them and the meanings behind them.

1. ‘Chinese Letters’ Tattoo

Marcus Camby chinese tattoo

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Tattoo: There are two Chinese characters tattooed on Camby’s right upper arm. There are three more characters tattooed on the inside of his left arm.

Meaning: The first character on his arm according to him means, Striving to be the best. The second one means love for his family. Marcus said,

“I was one of the originators of the Chinese characters, When I got it as a rookie, I don’t remember a lot of people having them. They seemed like a no-brainer. I want to be the best. And I’ve got a lot of love for my family”. He got the Chinese tattoo as he was into a lot of Kung Fu movies at the time and liked Chinese flicks. But some people argue the meaning of the tattoo as when you combine the two characters, they have no meaning. Individually, they do.

2. ‘Name and Basketball’ Tattoo

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Tattoo: The player’s left shoulder has a tattoo of the name, “MARCUS” on it. There is also a tattoo of a basketball going through a hoop and the words, “Mr.Camby” below it.

Meaning: The tattoos represent his name, Marcus Camby, and his love and respect for the sport.

3. ‘Milan and Maya’ Tattoo

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Tattoo: Camby’s right wrist has the name, “Milan” tattooed on it and his left one has the name, “Maya” tattooed on it.

Meaning: The tattoos of the names represent his love for his daughters, Milan and Maya.

4. ‘Portrait’ Tattoo

Marcus Camby portrait tattoo

Tattoo: There is a portrait of the face of a girl tattooed on the inside of his right forearm. There is also a word tattooed below the portrait.

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