CLEVELAND (AP) — LeBron James is taking on Alabama’s powerful football program.
James is contending that Alabama has lifted concepts from a program on “Uninterrupted,” the digital media platform he co-founded with business partner Maverick Carter. Last year, “Uninterrupted” aired “The Shop” a forum where James, Golden State forward Draymond Green, retired NBA player Charles Oakley and others have conversations while getting their hair cut in a barber shop.
Alabama recently released a trailer on Twitter for “Shop Talk,” and the clip shows coach Nick Saban and former Crimson Tide star Julio Jones in a barber shop setting. The video says the first episode is “coming soon.”
On Monday, “Uninterrupted” sent a letter to Alabama, citing “exploitation” and concerns over copyright infringement and intellectual property. Alabama officials did not immediately reply to a request for comment.