The NBA forces LaMelo Ball to cover up a tattoo on his neck
toThe NBA is strict with the rules. LaMelo Ball left us one of the photos from the day Cover the neck with a bandage. The reason was surprising. The league banned him Show a tattoo on your neck During matches.
the reason? Tattoo shows The letters LF In classic looking font. These initials are not just for LaFrance, second name Small ball, but also It’s your own brand logo Which was launched more than three years ago.
NBA Uniform Rules They prevent players from displaying logos of other brands For those sneakers and uniforms. Even if this was his personal brand, the league wouldn’t let him do it. LaFrance does not meet the requirements.
Adrian Wojnarowski, a journalist at ESPN, had the following to say about this ban: “According to Under the Collective Bargaining Agreement, players are prohibited from displaying commercial logos or company insignia on their bodies or hair during games.. Consistent with the intent of the rule and taking into account players’ efforts to express themselves in a non-commercial manner, LaMelo Ball’s neck tattoo clearly violates the rule and thus You are forced to cover it“.
More recent cases
LaMelo Ball’s isn’t the only case in the league. In the past decade, we have had many of the same causes that were eventually covered up. One of them, that LonzoHis older brother who had to cover himself with tape BBB Big Brand Ballerhis first brand.
Another, that J.R. SmithWho was threatened with a fine if he did not cover his tattoo with the brand Super topforeign to the league’s uniform, this does not comply with the protocol established by the NBA.