Draymond Green close to acquiring trademark for ‘Hampton 5’
The Hampton 5 started out as a tag for the Golden State Warriors’ most deadly lineup. The unit consists of Stephen Curry, Klay Thompson, Andre Iguodala, Draymond Green, and Kevin Durant. However, it turns out that the name ‘Hampton 5’ is about to be trademarked.
As reported by TMZ, Green applied for the ‘Hampton 5’ trademark in 2017. Currently, he just needs one more document to file to finish the process:
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.
Once done with the process, the name can be used for everything including sports drinks to gym bags, cell phone cases, headphones, comic books, athletic wear, and educational tools.
If fans are expecting some Hampton 5 gear and merchandise to be out soon, it’s best they wait. Green and the Warriors and currently handling business in the playoffs. They are tied 1-1 with the Houston Rockets at the Eastern Conference Finals.
The nickname was born a few years ago when Green, Thompson, Curry, and Iguodala flew out to the Hamptons to recruit Durant. Green confessed that he started recruiting Durant right after they lost to the Cavaliers in the 2016 NBA Finals, as per Zach Lowe of ESPN:
Green was already working on that as he left Oracle Arena after that gutting Game 7 loss. Green sat in his car in the parking lot and called Myers (the Warriors GM), telling him he had to sign Durant. “It’s on you,” Green told Myers.
Green hung up, stayed in the parking lot, and made another call — to Durant. “That was my very next call,” Green said. Two weeks later, Durant signed a maximum contract that put him in a Golden State uniform for at least one season, with several more seasons likely to come.