When you meet art assistant Nicki Longoria, you can’t help but notice her tattoos: the eye-catching images include a slice of pizza, a rotary phone, a panther, and a tribute to her World War II vet grandfather. She applies this same creative flair daily in the art department, where she’s been doing color correction, Photoshop touch-ups, and photo-shoot work for the past two years. She also wrangles the Texas MonthlyTumblr and Instagram accounts and is mastering the fine art of snarky hashtags.
Having grown up on the South Side of San Antonio, I know that the Spurs aren’t just a team, they’re a way of life. To show my support, I did what any fan would do: make like Bashō and pen five haikus, one for every NBA title.