Death metal band suing Kevin Durant over "Durantula" nickname
Kind of makes me want to start band called Duran Durantula, just to spite this guy.
TMZ got the scoop that death rock guitarist Mark Durante is suing Kevin Durant for using the term "Durantula". Durante claims that he trademarked the term "Durantula" in 1993, and owns it for purposes of "music, recordings, apparel, t-shirts, guitars, and related merchandise."
Take a look at this band Durantula's web site. Frankly, someone ought to sue them for terrible web page design.
Mark Durante is somebody who used to be somebody. Aging punk rockers like myself remember his 80s and 90s bands, the Revolting Cocks and KMFDM. His Wikipedia page has the clever edit, "Currently Suing Kevin Durant for free publicity."
Kevin Durant himself does not use the nickname "Durantula", though the lawsuit alleges that Durant has sold autographed basketballs with the name. The nickname was bethrothed to him by blogger J.E. Skeets in 2009.
The Thunder franchise has marketed some Durantula gear, as has Nike.The Oklahoma City Thunder and Nike both have vastly higher net worth than Kevin Durant himself.
Mark Durante, your attorney could use a lesson in "suing whomever has the most money."