Attorneys for Giannis Antetokounmpo and Leaf Trading Cards are in negotiations to settle the NBA superstar’s lawsuit against the company over the use of his nickname and likeness.
Antetokounmpo had filed for trademark infringement and dilution over Leaf cards picturing the 2021 Finals MVP and using his trademarked “Greek Freak” nickname.
Lawyers for Antetokounmp and Leaf submitted a joint letter to the judge in the case on Tuesday, saying they were “hopeful a settlement will be reached” in the case before it would go to trial.
If that happens, it’s unlikely the agreement would become part of the public record.
What items did Miguel Cabrera keep from his 500th home run last year? He talked about it this morning at the Tigers’ spring training camp:
Miguel Cabrera has the ball — and plenty other mementos from his 500th career home run.
“The bat, my jersey, my helmet, and the batting gloves. Almost everything,” he said. pic.twitter.com/koyPIfHRbK
— Brad Galli (@BradGalli) March 15, 2022
It’s a triple headed bobblehead.
FOCO has launched a new Derek Jeter bobblehead that’s actually three separate figures on one piece commemorating his Yankee career.
They’re numbered to 502 and available on the company’s website until sold out.
The Fairborn Daily Herald chronicles a husband-wife team’s move to open up a sports card shop there. Fairborn is a small city not far from Dayton and home to Wright-Patterson Air Force Base.
The Columbus Blue Jackets retired Rick Nash’s jersey number 61 earlier this month. The team wore special jerseys with a commemorative patch and now they’re up for auction.
MeiGray is offering 30 jerseys in a special auction that runs through March 31.
Nash was the first Columbus player to have his jersey retired. He scored 289 goals with 254 assists in 674 of his 1,060 career NHL games there, winning the Rocket Richard Trophy in his second season.
He led the franchise to its first Stanley Cup Playoffs appearance in 2008-09.