Found June 21, 2012 on
Forward Kevin Durant already has enough on his mind right now as the Oklahoma City Thunder are in a do-or-die situation heading into Game 5 of the 2012 NBA Finals versus the Miami Heat. Now Durant is getting sued by an 80′s guitarist named Mark Durante, who claims that his nickname “Durantula” was stolen.
According to TMZ:
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.”
In the suit though, Durante claims Nike has used the moniker to launch a shoe campaign — and KD himself signed “Durantula” on basketballs that are for sale through his website.
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Kevin Durant is being sued by a musician who claims he has trademark rights to the player's nickname.
HE'LL BE BACK
Kevin Durant was consoled by his family after losing the NBA Finals on Thursday night to the Heat. The Thunder lost in five games, and were defeated in four straight contests after winning Game 1 of the series.
Durant’s final numbers in Game 5 were solid — 32 points and 11 rebounds — but he was outplayed by Heat superstar LeBron James for the series.
Durant finished second...
Kevin Durant left it all on the court in the NBA Finals, tears very much included. Durant was understanably upset following Thursday's loss to Miami, which ended the Thunder's season and gave the NBA title to the Heat. The superstar's emotion was most evident during a postgame moment in the tunnel following the loss. Durant could be seen crying as he embraced his mother...
Kevin Durant's world has come crashing down. Not only are his Oklahoma City Thunder one loss away from dropping the NBA Finals to the Miami Heat, but now the superstar is on the verge of losing his famous "Durantula" nickname as well. Durant is being sued by guitarist Mark Durante, who claims he used the name "Durantula" as part of his "on-stage and performance...
The Oklahoma City Thunder fell to the Miami Heat 104-98 in Game 4 of the NBA Finals, and now trail 3-1 in the series. History says that the Thunder are done because no team has ever been able to come back from a 3-1 deficit and win an NBA Championship. But doesn’t it seem he Thunder seem like the perfect team to something like that?
Seriously, Thunder fans, this one isn’t over...
The Oklahoma City Thunder have got to find a way to stop the Miami Heat tonight. Kevin Durant and Russell Westbrook have their backs against the wall, if they can’t figure out a way to stop LeBron James and the Miami Heat their season will be over the Thunder will fall short of claiming their NBA Championship and LeBron will claim the ring he left Cleveland in search of a few years...
Oklahoma City Thunder forward Kevin Durant decided to show off his leaping ability late in the first quarter of game five of the 2012 NBA Finals.
Check out this slam dunk from KD as he drives baseline and throws it down over Miami Heat forward Udonis Haslem:
Of all the people disappointed by the Oklahoma City Thunder losing to the Miami Heat in this year’s finals, it looks like San Antonio Spurs’ Stephen Jackson would put himself near the top of the list. Jackson put a picture on Instagram (h/t Ball Don't Lie) of him wearing a bib that he wrote “World’s biggest Kevin Durant fan” on. I’m sure the irony here is not...
LeBron James is too confident to not win his first championship in 2012. He's given up twitter, picked up an intensive reading schedule and played historically dominant despite deliberate jawing from opponents trying to kick him out of his luxurious penthouse on Cloud Nine. Serge Ibaka is the latest to test LeBron's resolve as the series heads to Game 4 tonight in Miami —...
With the game once again knotted up late in the fourth quarter, Oklahoma City choked.
Despite the league’s best player—the only guy who has shown the ability to slow down Kevin Durant, by the way—checking in and out of play with a leg cramp, the Thunder failed to execute on both ends of the floor, falling into a 3-1 hole in the NBA Finals with a third consecutive loss.
This week's #ThrowbackThursday moment is inspired by tonight's possible closeout game between the Miami Heat and Oklahoma City Thunder.
We're going to take it back....all the way back to last summer when NBA players were locked out and hooping
As the last second on the clock disappeared Thursday night in Miami, LeBron James showed just how cold-blooded a man strapped into a hot seat can be. Simultaneously as nine years of scrutiny rode off on Biscayne Boulevard, a new "nice-guy" superstar was shuffled into a dark room and forced to toughen up his act or feel the wrath left by LeBron's still searing cushion...
As the last second on the clock ticked off Thursday night in Miami, a torch was passed. LeBron James had just showed us how cold-blooded a man must be to bust out of the straps of a hot seat. Simultaneously as nine years of scrutiny rode off on Biscayne Boulevard, a new "nice-guy" superstar was shuffled into a dark room and forced to toughen up his act or feel the wrath...