Wednesday, June 20, 2012
NBA Star Kevin Durant Being Sued For Stealing Nickname
NBA Star Kevin Durant is facing a lawsuit for his famous nickname "Durantula" because a guitarist claims Kevin stole it from him
Durant was sued today in Federal Court by Mark Durante a guitarist who, according to the lawsuit, played with Public Enemy, The Aliens, The Next Big Thing, and The Revolting Cocks.
TMZ obtained a copy of the lawsuit, in which Durante says he adopted the name "Durantula" for his "on-stage and performance persona" and has used it to market "music, recordings, apparel, t-shirts, guitars, and related merchandise."
Durante claims he sent Kevin's people a couple letters "demanding they stop using the nickname" but says Durant's reps claimed he wasn't using it.
Durante claims Nike has used the moniker to launch a shoe campaign and he claims Kevin himself signed "Durantula" on basketballs that are for sale through his website.
He's suing for damages and an injunction stopping Kevin from using the name.