JR Smith claims he is being victimized by the league over a warning that he must cover up a new tattoo on his calf or risk some heavy fines.
The Cleveland Cavaliers guard revealed on his Instagram account that the NBA has threatened him with penalties if he doesn’t hide the tattoo he got of the logo for Supreme — a New York-based streetwear company.
“So I was informed today that I would be fined every game if I don’t cover up my ‘SUPREME TATTOO’ on my legs during games!!” Smith wrote, punctuating the sentence with three crying laughing emojis. “These people in the league office are something else!”
Smith finished the post with a middle finger emoji.
“NBA rules prohibit players from displaying any commercial logos or corporate insignia on their body or in their hair,” league spokesman Mike Bass told ESPN’s Darren Rovell.