We will see LeBron James’ tattoos in NBA 2K and the judge has dismissed the lawsuit.
Manhattan federal judge Laura Swain dismissed the lawsuit filed against Take-Two Interactive in 2016. According to the judge, the problem is too trivial to warrant deliberation. Solid Oak Sketches say that their copyright was infringed since basketball superstars were presented with their tattoos for which the company had licenses.
When it comes to LeBron’s tattoos, the lawsuit included “Child Portrait,” “330 and Flames” and “Script with a Scroll, Clouds, and Doves.”
Judge Swain used expert opinion to make a decision. She notes that “only 0.000286% to 0.000431% of the NBA 2K game data is devoted to the Tattoos” which were mostly covered on the court. Swain approved the argument Take-Two’ made. They say the ink work was fair use.
LeBron isn’t bothered with the lawsuit
The art wasn’t actually used as a tattoo artists’ design. It was more like an essential part of players. Does this make any sense to you?
“The tattoos only appear on the players upon whom they are inked, which is just three out of over 400 available players,” Judge Swain wrote. “The undisputed factual record shows that average game play is unlikely to include the players with the Tattoos and that, even when such players are included, the display of the tattoos is small and indistinct, appearing as rapidly moving visual features of rapidly moving figures in groups of player figures. Furthermore, the tattoos are not featured on any of the game’s marketing materials.”
We could also see a few other tattoos. The “Wizard” tattoo on former NBA forward star Kenyon Martin made headlines. The same goes with “Basketball with Stars and Script” on Milwaukee Bucks guard Eric Bledsoe.
LeBron is too busy working on his body. He didn’t take things like this into consideration. He has a title to win. Sadly, the coronavirus outbreak put his plans on hold. LeBron will have to wait for the virus to disappear before he returns to the floor. LeBron enjoys his time with the family, and he has already recharged his batteries. Let’s see what happens in April.