05/23/2013 02:00 pm ET Updated Dec 06, 2017

Kevin Durant's New Back Tattoo May Have A Misspelling In It (PHOTOS)


Oklahoma City Thunder small forward Kevin Durant got a new tattoo on his back of a verse from the Bible -- but there may be a misspelling in the religious passage.

After posting a photo of his new body ink to Instagram on Wednesday, some hawk-eyed Internet detectives, like Washington Post sports writer Sarah Kogod, pointed out that the phrase "become mature and well developed" actually said "become mautre and well developed."

Take a look at Durant's new tattoo (from James 1:2-4):
kevin durant back tattoo misspelling

From Kevin Durant's Instagram page

Now take a look at a close-up:
kevin durant back tattoo misspelling

It certainly appears as if Durant's tattoo artist made a typo. But later on Wednesday Durant assured his followers that "mature" was spelled the right way. He posted a photo that makes us think maybe there was never a typo at all:

kevin durant back tattoo misspelling

What do you think?

CORRECTION: An earlier version of this post misattributed the Bible verse used in Durant's tattoo.