If you really want to piss of your employer, mess with the advertising and revenue stream – just ask JR Smith of the Cleveland Cavaliers. He says the league’s threatening to fine him for every game that his new ‘Supreme’ tattoo isn’t covered up.
Why? The tat in-question is a company logo – and for those who don’t know, Supreme is a line of skateboards and clothing. Smith has it going all the way up his calf on the back of his right leg, and we’re not exactly sure what he’s getting in return – but it’s safe to say that Supreme’s getting their money’s worth (especially after this story broke).
So here’s the actual rule: “NBA rules prohibit players from displaying any commercial logos or corporate insignia on their body or in their hair.”
While Smith says he plans to talk to the NBA about this outrageous stance, he also appears to be unconcerned. “I swear I’m the only person they do s**t like this to,” he offers via Instagram. So you mean to tell me I have to cover up my tattoo for what? You don’t make people cover up their Jordan logos, NIKE checks, or anything else, but because it’s me it’s a problem all of a sudden. S**t whack.” And he added a middle finger emoji for good measure (and we censored…he didn’t).
Source: JR Smith