LeBron James’ company sent a letter to the University of Alabama about the school’s “Shop Talk” videos because of potential copyright infringements. But Nick Saban expects the school-produced videos to continue.
Cecil Hurt of the Tuscaloosa News passed along Saban’s comments.
Saban: Alabama will continue with its Shop Talk videos. Said he had “no idea” that LeBron James had done a barbershop video.
— Cecil Hurt (@CecilHurt) April 3, 2018
The topic is a result of Alabama posting a video of former stars Julio Jones, Eddie Jackson and Ryan Anderson having a conversation during a haircut. James’ company believes the series is too closely related to his show, “The Shop.”
In the letter sent to the school, James’ company invited Alabama to have a conversation about the videos. It’s reasonable to suggest the NBA superstar’s intent is to protect what they believe is their idea.
What we, as non-legal experts, cannot answer is the extent of the argument and whether ignorance matters. We will continue tracking the developments of this story.