Lonzo Ball's New Sleeve Tattoo Features Barack Obama, Jackie Robinson and More

Lonzo Ball has been adding to his ink collection.

Lonzo Ball #2 of the New Orleans Pelicans

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Lonzo Ball #2 of the New Orleans Pelicans

In addition to getting adjusted to his new role in New Orleans, Lonzo Ball has added to his ink collection with some impressive tattoos. 

Ball first revealed portions of his new sleeve last week. When he posted a picture of himself donning a Pelicans jersey, he also introduced the world to the portraits of Barack Obama and Malcolm X that are on his left arm. In an updated video that his tattoo artist Steve Butcher shared on Monday, there are significant additions to the sleeve that's "99% healed."

In Butcher's video, the front side of Ball's arm features ascending portraits of Obama, Malcolm X, and Martin Luther King, Jr. On the inside of his left arm are portraits of Harriet Tubman, Rosa Parks, and Jackie Robinson. At the top near his shoulder reads "The Marathon Continues, a tribute to Nipsey Hussle. 

Once the video of Ball's sleeve hit the internet, people praised him for the quality and the thought he put into his pieces.

Lonzo ball new tattoo is the best tat I’ve seen in a while

— Gabe Lopez (@G2briellopez) August 13, 2019

Lonzo Ball tattoo sleeve is Dope 🔥 https://t.co/GhITOi2uIG

— Tim McTyer, MSc. (@timmctyer) August 13, 2019

Outside of getting tatted, Ball has been rehabbing an ankle injury this summer. Now, he's only a few days away from participating in five-on-five practices and it will be interesting to see how New Orleans will work Lonzo (and the other Lakers assets) into their rotation. 

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