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.
L.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.