Los Angeles Clippers wing Paul Pierce is coming off a down season that saw him average a career low 6.1 points per game. He did so on a team that was prematurely eliminated from the playoffs in the first round.
This hasn’t stopped the future Hall of Famer from reliving his glory day(s) with the Washington Wizards a season ago.
It was 13 months ago that Pierce hit a game winner against the Atlanta Hawks in the Eastern Conference Semifinals last year.
That shot won the game and gave Washington a 2-1 series lead over Atlanta. While some thought he called bank as the shot went up, Pierce actually admits he said “game.”
Now, more than a year removed from that tremendous moment, Pierce is apparently looking to cash in on his heroics.
Paul Pierce filed for the trademark to the phrase "I Called Game" last year. He should be the registered owner in the next couple months.
— Darren Rovell (@darrenrovell) June 9, 2016
There are a ton of cash-flow opportunities here. T-shirts and hats. Heck, maybe even a music video of his choice.
This isn’t foreign around the world of professional sports. We’ve seen multiple athletes trademark terms and labels that have made them famous.
We’re also pretty sure Pierce has something pretty cool in mind here.