The likely No. 1 overall NBA draft pick this coming Thursday Anthony Davis, recently filed a trademark for multiple phrases related to his physical appearance including his now infamous unibrow which has been getting him alot of attention everywhere he goes. Davis’s unibrown became well known and reached its peak during Kentucky’s national championship run. Since then, Davis has filed a trademark for some of these popular phrases such as “Fear the Brow” and “Raise the Brow” in order to capitalize financially and also to make him a household name.
The only eye brown that this raises for me is a red flag for someone who has not participated in a single NBA game, however he seems to selfishly only care about his financial state at this point, or at least that’s what it appears to be. Now do not get me wrong, trademark applications aren’t unheard of for incoming professional athletes. A prime example in this regards is Heisman Trophy winning Baylor quarterback Robert Griffin. Before he was drafted by the Washington Redskins, Heisman Trophy winning Baylor quarterback Robert Griffin applied for trademark protection on the phrase “Unbelievably Believable”, a reference to the phrase he used in his Heisman acceptance speech as well as “RGIII” and “RG3″ which are in symbolic to his real name. Davis was the 2012 National Player of the Year and will most likely be drafted by the New Orleans Hornets, who own the top overall pick and are expected to draft Davis as a central figure in their rebuilding project.
Many players today market themselves before delivering results on the court. If this report is indeed correct then it looks like his priorities may already be evident. Is it a red flag? I do not know for sure, but it is not positive when considering his leadership characteristics which could potentially make him a bust. Spitter’s lets hear your thoughts and Opinions!