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:
LeBron’s newest #TacoTuesday crew member: Anthony Davis— ESPN (@espn) July 17, 2019
(via @KingJames) pic.twitter.com/6QVkXrpRC9
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.
A company owned by Lebron James, LBJ Trademarks LLC, has filed a trademark for TACO TUESDAY.— Josh Gerben (@JoshGerben) August 31, 2019
The filing indicates Lebron intends to continue offering his popular 'TACO TUESDAY' posts on social media and launch a podcast under the name.
My analysis #TacoTuesday pic.twitter.com/lXFwIEy4Py
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
- 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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