According to TMZ, Durant was recently sued in Federal Court on Tuesday by musician Mark Durante, a guitarist who played with Public Enemy (unrelated to the hip-hop group), The Aliens, The Next Big Thing, and other bands, over KD’s usage over the nickname “Durantula” nickname and claims to own the trademark rights to it.
The lawsuit reportedly says Durante adopted the name “Durantula” as his “on-stage and performance persona” — and has since used it to market “music, recordings, apparel, t-shirts, guitars, and related merchandise.”
Durant’s reps reportedly claimed they’re not using the nickname, but Durante says otherwise. Durante claims Nike used it for a T-shirt, and that Durant is selling autographed balls on his website with that nickname.
artwork above from Ball Don’t Lie