JR Smith says NBA will fine him for new tattoo of Supreme brand logo

A tattoo that JR Smith got on his right calf this offseason could end up costing the Cleveland Cavaliers guard more than just the price of the ink.

Smith revealed on his Instagram account Saturday that the NBA has threatened discipline for the tattoo he got of the logo for Supreme — a New York-based streetwear company — on the back of his leg if he doesn’t cover it up for games during the 2018-19 season.nike nfl jerseys for cheap

“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. He previously showed off the new tattoo in an August Instagram post.1

However, tattoos have become far more common for NBA players to adorn their bodies with in recent years, and several players have had visible tattoos with brand logos without the league’s intervention: Marcin Gortat has the Jordan Brand’s “Jumpman” logo tattooed on his leg; Carmelo Anthony has the Warner Brothers’ “WB” logo tattooed on his shoulder (as an homage to his hometown of West Baltimore, Maryland); and Kyrie Irving has the logo for the NBC sitcom “Friends” tattooed on his forearm, to name a few.nfl jerseys nike cheap

Smith has already drawn the league’s attention for his affinity for the streetwear company when he wore a black-and-white Supreme compression sleeve on his arm in a Cavs game last December. That same week, Washington Wizards swingman Kelly Oubre Jr. wore a Supreme compression sleeve on his leg. The fashion choice was a one-off for both players. Neither wore the item again last season.