Found October 10, 2013 on Pro Sports Daily:
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Eyelids are made for blinking and perhaps putting shadow on. In the case of Renaldo Balkman they also are for tattooing. The Mavericks’ forward who is trying to cash in on his long-shot chance of making the final roster has the words “hustle” and “harder” inked onto right and left eyelid respectively. Those words embody his philosophy on basketball not to mention speaking highly of his ability to handle pain. Asked for his first thoughts on the dreadlocked multi-tattooed former first-round draft pick of the New York Knicks coach Rick Carlisle said: “My first thoughts? I like his hairdo. And I like his tattoos a lot. There’s a lot of storytelling 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 we even start talking about his game. That’s why I liked [DeShawn] Stevenson.” As Carlisle likes to say you can’t have a whole team full of milk-drinkers. You need a few guys who live just a little closer to the
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