Jimmy Butler changed out of a jersey with no name on its back to one with his last name before the start of Saturday's game.
Butler previously explained that he would like to keep his nameplate empty.
"I have decided not to [wear a message]," Butler said during a video call with reporters at the time. "With that being said, I hope that my last name doesn't go on there as well. Just because I love and respect all the messages that the league did choose, but for me, I felt like with no message, with no name, it's going back to, like, who I was. And if I wasn't who I was today, I'm no different than anybody else of color and want that to be my message in the sense that just because I'm an NBA player, everybody has the same right, no matter what, and that's how I feel about my people of color."
Butler said he was never given an official explanation from the league as to why he could not keep the back of his jersey nameplate empty.
"I don't know," Butler said on a video conference call following a 125-105 win over the Denver Nuggets. "I don't care. I didn't have a name on the back at the start, but I decided to change because my teammates probably needed me a little bit today."