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Green is closing in on acquiring the trademark rights to “Hampton 5,” which is the nickname assigned to the Warriors’ unit after Green, Curry, Iguodala and Thompson flew out to the Hamptons on Long Island two summers ago to recruit Durant to join the Warriors as a free agent. According to TMZ, Green has to file one more document to complete the process, and the window for anyone to oppose his application has closed.
Green’s company, Money 23 Green Enterprises, filed for the trademark in 2017, according to the United States Patent and Trademark Office website. The trademark would apply to everything from clothing to sports drinks, DVDs, phone cases, comic books, headphones and more.
All five members of the group are under contract for the Warriors through 2018-19, though Thompson and Durant come off the books after next season. Meanwhile, Green and Iguodala are only signed through 2019-20, when Curry’s salary jumps north of $40 million annually.
For now, the “Hampton 5” continue to force their will on the rest of the NBA. The Warriors, champions two of the last three seasons, are 9-3 during the playoffs. A loss to the Houston Rockets on Wednesday evened the two teams’ Western Conference final series at one game apiece.
–Field Level Media