Iman Shumpert, the New York Knicks forward known as much for his smooth beats as for his cool hairstyle, has found one hairdo that is too much for the NBA.
Shumpert, who endorses Adidas, recently shaved the company’s logo into the back of his head. While it might have seemed like a good idea and a neat tribute to Adidas, the NBA was not smiling.
The league contacted Shumpert and forced him to remove the logo, citing a rule in the NBA’s rule book: “The only article bearing a commercial ‘logo’ which can be worn by players is their shoes.”
So Shumpert was ordered to shave off the logo, and now all he’s got is an empty triangle. He posted a photo on Instagram of the two looks.
“#banned,” Shumpert wrote. “sry @nba didn’t realize there were branding issues wit da logo #iPUToN.”