Kevin Love joins J.R. Smith’s ‘Supreme’ team
JR Smith and Kevin Love have matching tattoos now 😂 pic.twitter.com/iaN6yzmpCr
— NBA on ESPN (@ESPNNBA) October 6, 2018
Kevin Love posted a picture on Instagram of a smiling JR Smith who appeared to write “Supreme” on the star power forward’s legs. This is in response to a memo sent out by the league office a few weeks ago who told Smith he had to cover up his leg tattoo because players aren’t allowed to displace advertisements.
“Supreme” is an American skateboarding and apparel brand. Smith added the tattoo to his leg in August and the league made it clear if it’s visible during games he will be fined.
Smith said that he thinks it’s dumb that this is what the NBA is concerned about, he doesn’t want to pay the fine so he will cover it up.
“I’m not giving them money that could go to my kids,” Smith told ESPN. “I was looking into (my rights), but the players’ association just texted me, and you know what? I’m not going to put money in their pockets. Not a chance.”
Smith also said he thinks there are many other things the league could be concerned about, but this is what the league has decided so there isn’t anything he can do about it.
“It was just something that I wanted to do,” he said. “There’s a lot of other things going on in this world (the league) could be worried about besides a tattoo, but it’s their league. They can do what they want.”