Well it seems no one in the NBA wants to use or learn the most beautiful shot in basketball history, so Kareem once again took control of the “sky hook.” This time, off the court.

hookL.A. Times: Next time you want to use the phrase “sky hook,” you better get permission. Lakers special assistant coach Kareem Abdul-Jabbar has trademarked the words that helped define his career.

“My legacy is part of the game. I might as well do something with it, so I put my little trademark on it,” Abdul-Jabbar said.

Abdul-Jabbar, who was wearing a “sky hook” T-shirt before Monday’s game against Utah, said he hoped to use proceeds from “sky hook” apparel sales to help fund a new venture that involved fundraising for grade schools and high schools.

  • luke and sasha and farmar has got to go!!! and im a laker fan!

    one word legend!! hopefully he can rub some of his greatness on bynum since hes been sucking lately.

  • kobe-wan kenobi

    are you kidding me?
    most effective? yes
    beautiful, not even close
    it is pretty ugly to watch
    i mean MJ or Kobe fadeway much better
    Hakeem dream shake too

  • Bynum from the playboy mansion

    There is a reason no one uses the sky hook anymore. It’s gay… You can keep that shot Kareem and those sexy shorts.

  • roro

    It was probably a shot that was most effective and players couldn’t stop that. If a big guy master the jump hook they could be a scary offensive player. Andrew should learn that and maybe no one can touch him.

  • WifelovesLuke

    I grew up watching the Show time Lakers. It is amazing to me that no one has ever duplicated what kareem came up with. By far, the most effective offensive move ever in the low post. No possible way to defend against 1 on 1. He would go to that move from 15 feet away from the basket along the lane and all the defender could do was watch as it went over your head and “Swish”. Amazing!

  • Lakers50Years

    I hate bandwagon guy! who says he is a laker fan – yet quits on his tean when guys are down. Whats up with that Dude?

  • Michael_23

    So will Bynum ever use it? Cause if he does, he might get into a lawsuit with his own coach right …?

  • Neo-Laker Era

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    The PHRASE “sky hook” was trademarked, not the actual shot.

  • xfellerx

    sky hook.

  • lafanfromindiana

    I thought this was really stupid until I read the part about raising money for charity with skyhook clothes. God bless him!

  • OnenOnly24

    Now that I think about it Sky hook really does sound like a clothing line.

  • trademaster 2009

    kareem did not invent the sky hook, that was mikan who invented it, but kareem scored more points off of it

  • JL

    Kareem’s the best basketball player in history, he supposed to have his own clothing line!