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LeBron James attempting to trademark ‘Taco Tuesday’

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It’s trademark Tuesday for LeBron James.

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Los Angeles Lakers forward LeBron James has managed to stay busy in the offseason between filming “Space Jam 2,” getting ready for next season and, of course, eating tacos on Tuesday.

Taco Tuesday has been a thing since homo sapiens first folded a tortilla, but its popularity has grown over the last few months due to James’ Instagram stories, in which he yells “Taco Tuesday” at the top of his lungs and gets others to join in:

In fact, the videos became so popular that James — or at least a James-owned company — felt confident enough to file a trademark for “Taco Tuesday.” No, seriously.

Unfortunately for James, a Mexican restaurant by the name of Taco John’s claims to have the “Taco Tuesday” trademark. If that’s the case, here are a few other ubiquitous days James can try to file a trademark for:

  • Margarita Monday
  • Wingsday
  • Throwback Thursday
  • Thirsty Thursday
  • Black Friday
  • Sunday Funday

In all seriousness, it’s unlikely King James will also hold the title of King of Tacos anytime soon.

As much as James would likely enjoy having an Uninterrupted web series or podcast titled “Taco Tuesday,” he might have to settle for the trademark “Talk-O Tuesday,” which is equally effective and arguably more creative.

If not, he could always try and sway the public into eating another food on Tuesdays. What about Torta Tuesdays, or Totino’s Tuesdays, or Tempura Tuesdays? The possibilities are endless.

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