LeBron James sued over barbershop-themed show's production

LeBron James sued over barbershop-themed show's production

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Claiming that LeBron James and his business associates stole the idea of a video series set in a barbershop "for their own commercial gain", a MI businessman has filed a lawsuit in federal court alleging trademark infringement over James's "The Shop" Web series, which airs on the National Basketball Association star's Uninterrupted platform. The claim here stemmed more from the name of the show than the actual content.

The lawsuit says Adventure Enterprises confronted James' people on the matter, and were told it was a one-time issue, but it happened again with a segment that was aired on ESPN, according to TMZ. At least that's what Adventure Enterprises is claiming.

The suit claims that over a period of two years, Adventure Enterprises engaged in "numerous talks" with UNINTERRUPTED in order to "flesh out the idea and figure out a strategy for pitching it to various networks", according to details of the suit published by TMZ Sports.

Adventure Enterprises is gunning for an injunction prohibiting LeBron and his company from producing any more episodes.

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Just last month, the University Of Alabama football team rolled out their own version of a barbershop conversation show called "Shop Talk". The Alabama series featuring former Crimson Tide receiver Julio Jones and coach Nick Saban.

And now LeBron looks like a big dummy because he's the one who allegedly stole the idea in the first place.

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