NBA Star Accuses Artist Of Selling Fake 'Greek Freak' Merch

By Lauren Berg (July 8, 2019, 10:37 PM EDT) -- A Pennsylvania artist has been creating and selling apparel depicting NBA star Giannis Antetokounmpo's nickname "Greek Freak" without the basketball player's permission, according to a trademark lawsuit filed Monday in New York federal court.

Antetokounmpo, who plays for the Milwaukee Bucks and in June was named the NBA's MVP for the 2018-19 season, was born to Nigerian parents in Greece and is known as the "Greek Freak" to fans for his exceptional height of almost 7 feet and his speed and ball-handling skills, according the complaint.

The basketball star has registered his nickname as a trademark and spent a considerable amount...

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