DALLAS -- Rick Carlisle is a big Renaldo Balkman fan. And not just a fan of the small forward's basketball game.
Asked about his first impression of Balkman, the Dallas Mavericks' coach said: "I like his hair-do.''
Carlisle then proceeded to say: "And I like his tattoos a lot. There's a lot of story-telling going on there.
"You know he's got a high pain tolerance if he's got tattoos on his eyelids. All that stuff impresses me before you can even start talking about his game.''
Asked if that's why he like former Mavs guard DeShawn Stevenson, whose body was loaded with tattoos, Carlisle said: "That's why I like Stevenson.''
-- Dwain Price
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