NBA star Kawhi Leonard is asking a judge to throw out Nike’s lawsuit against him.
According to court documents obtained by The Blast, Leonard is responding to the countersuit recently filed by Nike.
The NBA star and Nike are battling over a design they both claim to own. Leonard originally sued Nike demanding they stop profiting off a design he claims to have created. Nike then hit back with their own lawsuit seeking an injunction from Leonard using the logo, claiming they owned the work. They also want him to pay damages.
In the newly filed documents, Leonard denies all allegations of wrongdoing in Nike’s countersuit. He states, “Defendant’s Counterclaims and each count therein fail because Plaintiff, not Defendant, is the exclusive owner of the Leonard Logo.”
Leonard also claims any damage suffered by Nike is their own doing. He wants all claims against him dismissed and his case to move forward. He even requests for Nike to cover his legal bills.