Lebron James Sued For Allegedly Stealing Idea For A Barbershop TV Show

LeBron James Is Being Sued for Stealing Barbershop Show Idea

Two weeks ago, James' company sent a cease-and-desist letter to Alabama's athletic department, arguing that Alabama's "Shop Talk" web series featuring Nick Saban and former Crimson Tide players talking about football and life could have infringed on copyrights and intellectual property from James' "The Shop".

Turns out The King and his associates might've stolen that idea from somebody else and he may have to pay for it.

The story, broken by TMZ Monday, claims that James was approached by media company Adventure Enterprises to start a show that would feature he and other high profile individuals having conversations in a barbershop. LeBron subsequently cut them out and created a ripoff of the show with a almost identical format. The show aired as a webisode.

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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.

The lawsuit is seeking an injunction that would cease the production of future episodes of "The Shop", as well as "serious" monetary compensation, according to TMZ Sports. The company is also looking to take away some cash. Maverick Carter, LeBron's business partner, is also named in the suit.

It's bad enough LeBron has to deal with an 0-1 deficit in the first round after losing by 18 to the Indiana Pacers, but now has to deal with being sued for a show he has talked so highly about over the past few months.

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