Jason Terry famously had the Larry O’Brien Trophy, given to the NBA champion, tattooed on his bicep before the 2010-11 season – and he won a title that year with the Mavericks, who upset the heavily favorite Heat.
Now, Terry – whose Rockets trail the Warriors 3-1 – is making another bold proclamation before Game 5.
Will they win?
“I’m guaranteeing it,” said 38-year old Jason Terry. “If I don’t, then what? It’s a loss, right. I guarantee victory that’s what it’s going to take. I believe in my group, I know we can get a win here and send this thing back to Houston.”
Terry even went so far as to say he’ll get a tattoo of the Larry O’ Brien trophy if the Rockets win the title.
Terry got a Celtics championship tattoo before his season with Boston and said he’d get a Nets version before his season with Brooklyn (though I’m not sure he followed through). But he’s waiting until Houston wins the title before getting a Rockets tattoo?
That should tell you everything you need to draw a line between Terry’s true confidence and his bluster.