Representatives for Golden State Warriors forward Draymond Green filed paperwork to trademark the phrase “Dray Day.” The filing, which showed up on the U.S. Patent & Trademark Office website on Monday, seeks to use the phrase on shoes and apparel, on cell phone chargers and cases, backpacks, fitness equipment and podcasts.
Green already has a podcast called “Dray Day,” which is part of Uninterrupted, the network developed by LeBron James and his business partner Maverick Carter. “Draymond continues to be focused on building his investment and asset strategy,” said Green’s business partner and advisor Daniel Sillman. “In addition to real estate, one of the areas of interest is media and opportunities around media.”
The founders of the Argentinian streetwear and lifestyle company, Baller Brand, called LaVar Ball a “thief” in an Instagram post on Friday, although a legal expert told USA TODAY Sports that Ball’s Big Baller Brand isn’t in any legal danger.
Diego and Leandro Franco, brothers who founded the company in 2006, claim LaVar Ball, the father of UCLA product and future NBA draftee Lonzo Ball, stole the brand name by just adding “Big.” They added that LaVar Ball “wasn’t creative enough to create his own brand name (and) just took ours. We are a company that started from ground zero 11 years ago,” the Franco brothers told USA TODAY Sports. They said they have hired legal counsel in Buenos Aires and are deliberating about how to move forward. “We have many proofs (of photos) that we (have been) doing this way before LaVar.”