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Rick Pitino makes good on promise, gets his Louisville tattoo (photos)

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After the Louisville Cardinals beat the Michigan Wolverines to win the national championship, it was revealed that men’s basketball coach Rick Pitino made a promise to his players during the season that if they won it all, he would get a tattoo to commemorate the monumental achievement.

“I said it … not believing this was going to be a reality but I am going to get it. I’m a man of my word. I’m going to get it on my left shoulder,” Pitino said. “It will be a cardinal and it will say 2013 champions.”

Well, Coach Pitino made good on his word on Thursday, getting a tattoo the very way he explained it inked on his left shoulder.

Pitino was spotted outside a tattoo parlor on Wednesday but told the camera crew from WDRB-TV he was there only to provide moral support for equipment manager Vinnie Tatum, who was getting inked.

But on Friday morning, evidence was tweeted by Kenny Klein, Louisville’s Senior Associate Athletic Director for Media Relations, showing that Pitino did in fact get his tattoo:

Awesome. Quite the freckly fellow, this Pitino guy, eh?

Nevertheless, kudos to Rick Pitino for honoring his promise and getting a tattoo. My guess is other coaches with similar pedigrees as Pitino would have found a way to weasel out of it.

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