NBA threaten stiff penalty to porn stars

A couple of weeks ago, Miami Heat won the NBA Championship, to a great fanfare in the US.  Americans get very excited by these things, and so was it any surprise that companies came out with weird and wacky ways to celebrate the achievements of Lebron James, Dwayne Wade and Chris Bosh.  But could they beat the offer put out by “fans” Angelina Castro and Sara Jay?

The two ladies also happen to be stars of the adult movie world and their offer was very simple.  If the Heat won the NBA Championship it would be free blow jobs all round for the fans.  With an average attendance at home last year of 19,935 they would be very busy by all accounts.  Unfortunately in the process of sending all males (and perhaps some females – after all you cannot discriminate on sexual grounds in advertising) in South Florida wild, they breached some trademark issues around the use of the NBA brand.

They set up a twitter account (@teambjnba) encouraging all Heat fans to “get in touch” and their website (teambjnba.com) heralding their free offer featured copyrighted images of the Heat as well as uncanny likenesses to some of the players.  The NBA came down on them quickly, sending them a cease and desist letter that included such wordery as:-

“[Your] unauthorized use of NBA Intellectual Property is an attempt to capitalize on the fame and goodwill of NBA Intellectual Property and tarnishes the reputation of the NBA and the Heat. NBAP has not authorized [You] to use NBA Intellectual Property in any way and [Your] unauthorized use; therefore, constitutes among other things, trademark infringement, trademark dilution, false association, and unfair competition.”

However, they are now able to stop the girls still offering the “service” to all fans.  And so in true entrepreneurial spirit that demonstrates what makes American the land of the free their new website is now live, giving all of the details of the event as well as distancing themselves from the NBA and the Miami Heat.

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