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Sam Gardner

Sam Gardner is a general assignment writer for FOXSports.com. Originally from Orlando, Fla., he previously covered the Orlando Magic for FOX Sports Florida and has also covered the NBA Finals, Stanley Cup Finals and MLB playoffs. Follow him on Twitter.

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Back in May, Kevin Durant posted a photo of a large new tattoo that appeared to contain a misspelled word.

Fortunately for the three-time scoring champion, the misspelling turned out to just be an illusion, a fact Durant clarified in a subsequent post showing the word — “mature,” in this case — spelled correctly.

I remind you of this story because Larry Sanders will have no such redemptive moment after he took to Instagram Sunday to show off his new ink — which featured the word “receive” unquestionably spelled incorrectly along his left hand:

Now, we’re all guilty of a misspelling or a typo here and there. The Hoover (Ala.) High School cheerleaders provided us an amusing one earlier this week. But at least theirs — and most such errors — didn’t end up permanently penned on their bodies.

That said, it’s not all bad news for Sanders. Tattoo fail or not, he signed a four-year, $44 million extension with the Milwaukee Bucks on Friday. Not bad for a guy who never fully grasped “I before E, except after C.”

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