Jimmy Butler might be forced to wear his name on the back of his Heat jersey

Jimmy Butler might not be allowed to play games without a name on his uniform.

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Miami Heat star Jimmy Butler plans to leave the back of his jersey blank when the NBA season restarts later this month. But, per Tim Reynolds, the All-Star forward will most probably have to wear his name on as part of the uniform player agreement.

The NBA and NBPA have agreed on players wearing certain approved social equality messages on the back of their jerseys and a number of players have revealed the wording they’ll be going with. Jimmy Butler, though, opted to have nothing on there. Reynolds, who cites sources, tweeted that Butler’s request to go without a name is unlikely to be honored.