LeBron James, Drake sued for $10M over rights to ‘Black Ice’ hockey film

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Hoops star LeBron James and rappers Drake and Future are accused in a new $10 million lawsuit of stealing the “intellectual property rights” to a film “Black Ice” about the old,

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segregated hockey league for black players in Canada, The Post has learned.

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Billy Hunter, former longtime head of the NBA Players Association and ex-federal prosecutor, is seeking a share of profits from the documentary as well as $10 million in damages

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in an explosive complaint filed in Manhattan state Supreme Court that alleges he holds exclusive legal rights to produce any film about Colored Hockey League.

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“While the defendants LeBron James, Drake and Maverick Carter [LeBron’s business partner] are internationally known and renowned in their respective fields of basketball and music

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it does not afford them the right to steal another’s intellectual property,” says the suit filed by Hunter’s attorney, Larry Hutcher.

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In the lawsuit, Hunter accuses defendants who include four-time NBA champion and MVP James and “Nice for What” singer and Canadian Drake

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 The authors of the critically acclaimed book that the documentary is based on “Black Ice: The Lost History of the Colored Hockey League of the Maritimes, 1895 to 1925.”

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