J.R. Smith Faces NBA Fines If He Doesn't Cover Supreme Leg Tattoo

Ahead of the 2018-19 NBA season, veteran guard J.R. Smith is asked to cover his 'Supreme' tattoo on his leg if he doesn't want to get fined.

J.R. Smith before the Houston Rockets game.

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J.R. Smith before the Houston Rockets game.

Before the start of the upcoming 2018-19 NBA season, Cleveland Cavaliers guard J.R. Smith was informed by the league that his "Supreme" leg tattoo will be subject to game-by game fines unless covered.

According to a statement from an NBA spokesman on J.R. Smith's "Supreme" tattoo: "NBA rules prohibit players from displaying any commercial logos or corporate insignia on their body or in their hair," reported by NBA insider Shams Charania on Twitter.

Smith also took to Instagram to voice his opinion on the subject stating "I swear I'm the only person they do s--t like this to," he said. "So you mean to tell me I have to cover up my tattoo for what? You don't make people cover up Jordan logos, Nike checks or anything else but because it's me it's a problem all of a sudden!!! S--t whack." 

Sources on @TheAthleticNBA @WatchStadium: NBA informed Cleveland's J.R. Smith he would be fined per game during season for "Supreme" tattoo on his leg, unless it is covered, and Smith plans to have conversations with league about situation.

— Shams Charania (@ShamsCharania) September 29, 2018

The Cleveland Cavaliers will take the court for the first time this preseason against the Boston Celtics on Oct. 2.  

Earlier this year, Supreme unveiled their collaboration with Nike and the NBA featuring Smith modeling the entire look. The collection included a full range of apparel accompanied with two pairs Nike Air Force 1 Mid.