Bay Area sports fans are feeling quite good right now, even if things are off to a shaky start on the hockey side. Both the Golden State Warriors and the San Jose Sharks are playing for titles, with the Warriors starting their series tonight and the Sharks already in a 2-0 hole against the Pittsburgh Penguins.

Should the Sharks come back and the Warriors topple the Cleveland Cavaliers once again, an unexpected man stands to make large profit in the process.

Mark Cuban, owner of the Dallas Mavericks, owns the trademark for the phrase “City of Champions” that is commonly used on shirts when multiple teams win championships in a city.

Yes, technically these are two different cities with Oakland and San Jose, but many fans in Northern California root for both teams and identify the area as a whole.


If both Golden State and San Jose come out on top, Cuban plans to use his trademarked moniker on all kinds of merchandize, including t-shirts, hats, and pajamas (via Marc Stein and Darren Rovell of ESPN).

Cuban reportedly purchased the trademark back in 2010 for $40,000.

It's a nice little consolation prize that can possibly come whenever his Mavs fall short of the Finals.

‘If the Mavs don't win, at least there is always a chance for a win in there somewhere for me,” Cuban told Wednesday.

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