Cleveland Cavaliers star J.R Smith will reportedly be fined every time he fails to cover up a leg tattoo which states a clothing brand's logo, the players has stated on social media.

The 2016 NBA champion, has a tattoo on the back of his right leg which says 'Supreme' – the logo of an American skating clothing brand.

"So I was informed today that I would be fined every game if I don't cover up my 'Supreme tattoo' on my leg during games," Smith posted on Instagram.

"There people in the league office are something else."


Smith hinted at double standards saying on Twitter that fellow players aren't forced to cover up Jordan logos.

The Jordan logo is part of Nike branding. Last season Nike began an eight-year apparel deal with the NBA in which Nike's logo appears on all 30 NBA team's singlets.

The deal is reportedly worth around US$1 billion.

33- year-old Smith said earlier this year that he wasn't paid to have the clothing brand logo inked on his calf.

"I got the tattoo the other day," he told

"There was a lot behind it. People were like, 'Are they paying you for it?' and I was like, 'No,' so they were like, 'What are you doing it for?' And I was like, 'That's who I am. That's why I am who I am.' It worked out."

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