LeBron James Files to Copyright 'Taco Tuesday' With Its Growing Popularity on His Social Media

EL SEGUNDO, CALIFORNIA - JULY 13: LeBron James attends the press conference where Anthony Davis is introduced as the newest player of the Los Angeles Lakers during a press conference at UCLA Health Training Center on July 13, 2019 in El Segundo, California. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and/or using this Photograph, user is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. (Photo by Kevork Djansezian/Getty Images)
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LeBron James is a basketball player first, but he's a businessman second, a line that has been continually blurred since he moved to Los Angeles to play for the Lakers last summer. LeBron has countless off-court ventures and investments and he's always looking to add more, especially during the offseason.

His newest addition, or at least he hopes, is the copyright of the phrase "Taco Tuesday", which has become a weekly part of his social media presence all summer. He officially filed to trademark the phrase for social media posts and any show under that name.

While the trademark would only apply to social media, there are still immediate questions about the validity of LeBron's right to even suggest he's in a position to own that trademark.

The reaction on social media so far has been mostly negative, with many pointing out that LeBron in no way invented the phrase or is the first to use it in any type of media.

Although, from a legal standpoint, we're not sure how much all of this matters.

As mentioned in the above tweet, the application process is quite long, so we might not get a final decision until well into the NBA season.

If LeBron is awarded the trademark, there will surely be reactions from both sides on social media, as with most things revolving around LeBron.

Regardless, it would be another asset added to his growing off-the-court empire, as he continues to prepare himself for life after basketball.

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