Rapper Cam'ron's record label, Untertainment, and its owner,
Lance "Un" Rivera, are being sued by the National Basketball
Association over an advertisement that parodies the NBA's insignia.
A clerk at the U.S. District Court in New York said Monday (May 3)
the league filed the federal trademark-infringement lawsuit April
22. The New York Times reported Sunday that the ad for
Cam'ron's upcoming album, Sports, Drugs and Entertainment,
puts a gun in the hand of the NBA's red, white and blue depiction of
a dribbling player. The Times also reported the court granted
the league a temporary injunction barring the label from using the
insignia on a billboard in Harlem and in the next issue of Blaze.
Calls to the league office and to Rivera were not returned.