We’ve seen some pretty stupid NBA-related lawsuits here on That NBA Lottery Pick but this one might take the cake as one of the dumbest of all-time.
Rock guitarist Mark Durante has decided to sue Oklahoma City Thunder star Kevin Durant over the use of the nickname, “Durantula”:
TMZ obtained a copy of the lawsuit, in which Durante says he adopted the name “Durantula” for his “on-stage and performance persona” — and has used it to market “music, recordings, apparel, t-shirts, guitars, and related merchandise.”
Durante claims he sent KD’s people a couple letters “demanding they stop using the nickname” — but says Durant’s reps claimed he wasn’t using it.
In the suit though, Durante claims Nike has used the moniker to launch a shoe campaign — and KD himself signed “Durantula” on basketballs that are for sale through his website.
The guitarist says he registered the “Durantula” trademark. He’s suing for damages and an injunction stopping KD from using the name.
(Courtesy of TMZ)