J.R. Smith has managed to find himself at the center of a number of controversies during his time in the NBA, whether we’re talking about pipe-centric DMs or an impressive brain fart that occurred during this year’s NBA Finals.
J.R. Smith’s gonna J.R. Smith.
Smith is also a tattoo aficionado and decided to expand his collection during the offseason by becoming the envy of every hypebeast in the world after he decided to get the Supreme logo tattooed on his leg.
Unfortunately, Smith forgot to take one thing into account when he got the tattoo: the iron fist of the NBA.
Like most leagues, the NBA isn’t a fan of any form of advertising unless they get a cut and has a policy that bans players “from displaying any commercial logos or corporate insignia on their body or in their hair.”
I’d love to know what lawyer thought that one up
As a result, they informed Smith he’d be fined if he refused to cover up the logo during games this year.
However, like Harrison Ford in Air Force One, it looks like Smith is not a fan of negotiating.
According to Cleveland.com, Smith hasn’t reached out to the NBA since they contacted him and gave the most J.R. Smith answer possible when asked why not:
“No. For what? I don’t talk to the police. That doesn’t do anything for me.”
It’s unclear if Smith was wearing a “Stop Snitchin'” shirt while giving his reply.
Of course, we’re talking about the guy who took three weeks to say goodbye to LeBron after his former teammate decided to defect from Cleveland so there’s a chance he’s just taking his sweet time getting his response ready.
The Cavalier is slated to make close to $15 million this year so I guess we’ll see how loyal to the brand he really is.