LeBron James' media company, Uninterrupted, has a project called "The Shop" in which LeBron heads to the barbershop and chops it up with fellow notable patrons. The most popular episode to date featured none other than Draymond Green.
Last week, however, the Alabama football program released a trailer for a similar-looking show, featuring Nick Saban and Julio Jones, called "Shop Talk."
Uninterrupted responded with a Dikembe Mutombo finger wag, threatening legal action. In a letter to the University of Alabama, Uninterrupted accused Alabama of stealing its intellectual property and infringing on its copyright and trademark rights.
Saban, however, seems unfazed. An Alabama beat writer asked him about the threat at a press conference Tuesday. In essence, Saban responded with a hardened: Try me, LeBron.
"I'm sorry that anybody could be offended by something that we were just having fun with, and I enjoyed it and we're going to continue to do it," Saban said.
Nick Saban reacting to @KingJames' assertion that Alabama's "Shop Talk" show infringes on and damages the commercial prospects of James' show "The Shop" @abc3340 @ClayTravis @espn #RollTide pic.twitter.com/3veXRBssX8— Scott Forester (@scott4ester) April 3, 2018
It sounds like LeBron won't back down either.
LeBron addresses Alabama's "Shop Talk" and Nick Saban's comments about being unaware of Uninterrupted's "The Shop" series: "The lawyers will figure it out." pic.twitter.com/5Ovx1EAuHN— Spencer Davies (@SpinDavies) April 4, 2018
We'll keep you updated if a lawsuit emerges.