Alabama football coach Nick Saban discusses the copyright infringement concerns that arose from the similarities between Alabama’s upcoming barbershop-themed show “Shop Talk” and LeBron James’ similar “The Shop.”
“I think LeBron James is a great player,” the coach said. “There’s been at least 20 barbershop-type things I’ve seen. I didn’t even know he had one. I’m sorry anybody could be offended by something we were just trying to have fun with. I enjoyed it and we’re going to continue to do it.”
When we originally posted this story, I said the exact same thing, there have been so many Barbershop bits throughout the years.
James responded to Saban’s rebuttal following the Cavaliers’ 112-106 win over the Raptors on Tuesday night.
“I mean, I think you guys know Nick Saban more than me from a media perspective,” he said. “You guys know Nick Saban more than I do, so that’s exactly what I would think he would say. I built Uninterrupted for a reason and for us athletes to have a platform to be able to speak about whatever we want to talk about. I respect him as a coach, but I’ll be damned if I’ll allow someone to use our platform or try to do the same thing we’re doing and just think it’s OK.
“So, the lawyers will figure it out.”
Not sure this a fight worth fighting. LeBron has enough money to throw at lawyers, and Alabama does as well. Guess who wins this battle, the Lawyers.