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Report: Draymond Green applies for 'Hampton 5' trademark

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Report: Draymond Green applies for 'Hampton 5' trademark

Draymond Green is looking to make some...

...green.

The three-time All-Star filed to own the trademark to "Hampton 5," according to TMZ Sports.

An excerpt:

We noticed someone had filed for the "Hampton 5" trademark in 2017 and a deeper dive revealed the man behind the application is Money 23 Green Enterprises ... aka Draymond. 

The application was to use the trademark for everything from sports drinks to gym bags, cell phone cases, headphones, comic books, athletic wear and educational tools. 

We reached out to the United States Patent and Trademark Office and a rep told us the application is still open. The window for anyone to oppose Draymond's application has closed, so now D.G. just has to file 1 more document to finish the process.

The unit is actually referred to as the "Hamptons 5," but apparently the trademark doesn't include the "s." 

The nickname was first used by The Athletic's Tim Kawakami back in July 2016.

Interestingly, Kawakami wrote a column last week which included the following declaration:

There’s no trademark on the Hamptons 5 name, there won’t ever be one (taken out by me, at least), and there shouldn’t be a trademark on the Hamptons 5, unless it is owned and operated by five specific people.

That would be Stephen Curry, Kevin Durant, Draymond Green, Klay Thompson and Andre Iguodala. They own this because they are the Hamptons 5.

Otherwise … not by me, no way. Let that name exist in the universe and if people like it or despise it or market it or tolerate it or forget about it in two or three days, whatever works for you, that’s fine by me.

We learned back in October 2017 that Steph Curry, Klay Thompson, Kevin Durant, Andre Iguodala and Draymond -- the Hamptons 5 -- have their own group text.

On Wednesday, we learned that the house that Durant rented in The Hamptons when he hosted the teams who recruited him is on the market for just under $15 million.

 

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Houston Rockets' team Twitter account suspended for violating rules

Houston Rockets' team Twitter account suspended for violating rules

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Things just aren't going well for the Rockets.

About a week and a half ago, the Warriors ended Houston's season for the fourth time in the last five seasons, as the Kevin Durant-less Dubs went in to Houston and eliminated the Rockets in their second-round NBA playoff series.

Over the weekend, the team fired its defensive coordinator, Jeff Bzdelik.

And on Monday:

At this point, we have no clue what triggered the suspension.

Oh, and how could we forget general manager Daryl Morey's strange tweet late last Friday night:

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Houston, we have a problem (sorry).

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Kevin Durant responds to Chris Broussard's 'worst nightmare' take

Kevin Durant responds to Chris Broussard's 'worst nightmare' take

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So here's what happened:

On Monday morning, Chris Broussard of Fox Sports tweeted the following:

About five minutes later, Kevin Durant responded:

And then he responded to somebody else's response:

On Friday, here is what Broussard said on his radio show:

"Right now, Kevin Durant's worst nightmare is coming to pass. We'll see if it continues. They may lose to Portland for all we know ... or they may lose to Milwaukee in the NBA Finals, or Toronto if they get there.

"Doubt it. I'm picking Golden State to go all the way with or without Kevin Durant. But here's why it's his worst nightmare. I'm sure that on a certain level, Kevin Durant is pulling for Golden State to win every single game. I really believe that. But he's a human being.

"And as much as I love you Jonas, if I was off for three weeks for whatever reason and you filled in and the show just took off, and callers were calling in (saying), 'Jonas, it's better with you! We don't need Chris. You and Rob, it should be you guys!' That would hurt.

"I want you to do well. But I don't want you to do better without me. I want to be missed. I want to be needed. And that's because I'm a human being. And so is Kevin Durant.

"When you see the Golden State Warriors go out there -- they're more fun to watch. Steph Curry and Draymond Green are playing their best basketball of the year ... and now people are wondering if they even need KD.

"If people were already belittling the two championships that Kevin Durant has won with Golden State, what in the world do you think they're gonna think of those two championships if the Golden State Warriors win it all without him?"

If you bet $20,000 on Andre Iguodala weighing in on Twitter, today is your lucky day.

The 2015 NBA Finals MVP responded in a NSFW manner, so check it out right here:

Fortunately, the reigning two-time NBA Finals MVP is expected to return to game action should the Warriors get past the Trail Blazers and advance to the NBA Finals (which is the expectation at this point because the Dubs lead the series 3-0 and no team has ever blown a three-games-to-none advantage.

Unfortunately, people are going to speculate and offer hot takes no matter what happens in June. For instance, If KD does suit up for every game against either the Bucks or Raptors (and once again, this is only if Golden State closes out Portland) and the Warriors don't win the championship, you better believe some people will say: "The Warriors would have won the title if Durant didn't play."

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Wait. Did we just speculate about potential speculation?

It's officially time to stop writing this article.

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