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James' Talk Show IP Dispute A Stretch, But Good For Publicity

Law360 (April 4, 2018, 6:54 PM EDT) -- A recent move by LeBron James' multimedia platform to pick a fight with the University of Alabama alleging it ripped off his barbershop-set sports talk show may be a losing battle — but that may be just what the business-savvy basketball superstar wants.

This week, James' Uninterrupted sent a letter to Alabama alleging that the school's new barbershop-set web series "Shop Talk," a sports roundtable program featuring head football coach Nick Saban and former Alabama players, is too similar to Uninterrupted's own show "The Shop," which features the Cleveland Cavaliers forward talking sports, also in a barbershop.

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