Cleveland Cavaliers star JR Smith made a bizarre comment about law enforcement this week.
Earlier this week, the NBA told the 33-year-old guard to cover up his brand-name tattoo that reads “Supreme” — or suffer the consequences of a fine for every game it stays exposed. (RELATED: THE NBA IS TRYING TO GET JR SMITH TO COVER UP A TATTOO. HERE’S WHY)
The NBA collective bargaining agreement forbids players from unilaterally advertising logos during games, including tattooes on their skin. pic.twitter.com/dKbXxZLyf7
— WegENT (@WegrynENT) September 30, 2018
J.R. Smith didn’t take too kindly to the request, but on Tuesday, he told reporters that he hasn’t spoken to the NBA about the new rule.
“No. For what?” he told Cleveland.com’s Chris Fedor. “I don’t talk to the police. That doesn’t do anything for me.”
Smith also told his Instagram followers that the NBA’s decision to censor his brand tattoo is “wack.”
It’s not clear how much the NBA plans to fine JR Smith, but they sure aren’t wavering on the policy. The Supreme clothing brand is not affiliated with the NBA and the league refuses to give it any free advertising.