NBA superstar Giannis Antetokounmpo has defended his nickname and sued a US artist for selling “Greek Freak” t-shirts without his permission.
According to TMZ Sports, the Milwaukee Bucks stud is going scorched earth on Pennsylvania-based artist Jinder Bhogal — who sells NBA player-inspired clothing on his website.
In fact, Bhogal featured various items featuring Antetokounmpo’s face morphed with Bucks antlers in a design titled, “Greek Freak.”
At one point, Bhogal offered his clients 10% off anything in the “Greek Freak” collection.
Problem is … Giannis says he owns the trademark to use “Greek Freak” for commercial purposes and claims Jinder never asked for permission.
In court docs filed Monday, Giannis says he sent Jinder a cease and desist letter but the guy never responded. So, suing the dude was his next best move.
Giannis claims he’s entitled to up to $2 MILLION for the alleged trademark infringement — but his lawsuit seems more about protecting his image than making a Buck.
According to latest TMZ Sports information, the artists has reached out to Giannis’ team to resolve the issue … “and is being fully cooperative with their request to remove all Greek Freak merch from his site.”