WATCH: LeBron James responds to Nick Saban's comments about Alabama refusing to stop 'Shop Talk'
Hours after Alabama head coach Nick Saban said that the Tide would continue its “Shop Talk” web series, LeBron James spoke to reporters following the Cavaliers’ 112-106 win over the Raptors, saying, “The lawyers will figure it out.”
James issued a letter to Alabama football Monday for “concerns over copyright infringement and intellectual property appropriation,” and he’s refusing to let the dispute die.
“That’s exactly what I would think he would say,” James said Tuesday night. “But I built UNINTERRUPTED for a reason, for us athletes to have a platform to be able to speak your mind about whatever we want to talk about. I respect him as a coach, but I’ll be damned if I allow someone to use our platform or try to do the same thing we’re doing and just think it’s OK.
“The lawyers will figure it out.”
Spencer Davies shared the video via Twitter:
LeBron addresses Alabama’s “Shop Talk” and Nick Saban’s comments about being unaware of Uninterrupted’s “The Shop” series: “The lawyers will figure it out.” pic.twitter.com/5Ovx1EAuHN
— Spencer Davies (@SpinDavies) April 4, 2018
James’ comments came after Saban refused to bow to the pressure that James put on Alabama. Scott Forester shared the following video of Saban’s comments via Twitter.
Nick Saban reacting to @KingJames‘ assertion that Alabama’s “Shop Talk” show infringes on and damages the commercial prospects of James’ show “The Shop” @abc3340 @ClayTravis @espn #RollTide pic.twitter.com/3veXRBssX8
— Scott Forester (@scott4ester) April 3, 2018
If you missed the Alabama series, here is the first episode of “Shop Talk”:
Here is an episode of James and his “Uninterrupted” digital series:
— UNINTERRUPTED (@uninterrupted) March 6, 2018