LeBron James took issue with Alabama’s barbershop themed show. (AP Photo)
The uproar regarding LeBron James and barbershop videos has taken on another layer, and one not flattering to the NBA superstar.
Two weeks ago, James’ company sent a cease-and-desist letter to Alabama’s athletic department, arguing that Alabama’s "Shop Talk" web series featuring Nick Saban and former Crimson Tide players talking about football and life could have infringed on copyrights and intellectual property from James’ "The Shop." Saban and Alabama basically ignored the request, and continued to produce the series after re-naming it "Bama Cuts."
On Monday, TMZ Sports reported that James himself and his company "Uninterrupted" is being sued over the video series. According to the suit, a company called Adventure Enterprises discussed a barbershop-themed web series James’ company over a period of two years, even going as far as plotting strategy to pitch it to different networks.
James’ company instead coopted the idea for themselves, the suit said.
For the complete TMZ report, click HERE.
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