We could have a legal battle between LeBron James and Nick Saban...
The NBA star's multimedia platform, Uninterrupted, has sent a letter to the University of Alabama's football program regarding copyright infringement. It's regarding a video series the Crimson Tide are putting out.
Alabama released the trailer for "Shop Talk," a video series which will apparently feature Nick Saban and other former Crimson Tide stars having conversations inside a barber shop.
James has done something similar with Uninterrupted. He's released multiple versions of "The Shop," which features James and other athletes and businessmen discussing a variety of topics.
Here's an example:
On Monday, "Uninterrupted" sent a letter to Alabama addressing concerns over copyright infringement and intellectual property appropriation.
"The Shop" was developed by James and "Uninterrupted" co-founder Maverick Carter. Its first episode, which premiered during the 2017 NBA Finals, generated approximately 4 million views across Uninterrupted.com and ESPN's YouTube channel, according to a copy of the letter obtained by ESPN.
"Your continued exploitation of 'Shop Talk' infringes 'Uninterrupted's' copyright, trademark rights and other valuable intellectual property rights in 'The Shop' and significantly damages 'Uninterrupted's' commercial prospects for 'The Shop,'" the letter reads, in part.
Alabama has a barber shop inside its multi-million dollar football facility, where the series is being filmed.
You can read ESPN's full story here.