Mired in a terrible playoff slump, Bulls forward Carlos Boozer showed up to pre-game workouts today with a new, massive tattoo on his neck that he hopes will help him start performing better.

“It says ‘Balla,'” said the already heavily inked Boozer prior to Friday night’s Game 3 in Atlanta. “This way everyone will know I’m a baller, if though I’m not playing like one.”

Coach Tom Thibodeau has publicly stood up for Boozer, but was baffled by the new tattoo.

“That tattoo must have taken all day for him to get,” said Thibodeau. “You would think he’d hit the gym for a few extra hours or something, but not Carlos the Balla.”