Jimmy Butler forced to wear name on his jersey, misses practice
Jimmy Butler's plans to wear a jersey with no name on it were halted right before the jump ball of yesterday's matchup with the Nuggets when he was forced to switch to a jersey with Butler on it. Today Butler was missing from Heat practice and former Celtic and current teammate Jae Crowder added to the mystery with his own comments on the situation after practice (See video above).
Jimmy Butler attempted to wear a jersey with no name on the back but the officials made him change before the opening tip ✊🏾
Miami's Jimmy Butler wanted to wear a jersey with no social justice message and no name -- completely blank except for his No. 22 -- as the ultimately expression of equality. The league would not allow it
NBA spokesman (continued) on Miami’s Jimmy Butler being asked to take off a jersey with no name and replace it with a jersey bearing BUTLER: ”Per league rules, the uniform may not be otherwise altered and anyone wearing an altered jersey will not be permitted to enter the game.”