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Nick Saban responds to LeBron James, igniting an epic GOAT vs. GOAT matchup

Forgive me for not being up to speed, but apparently Nick Saban and LeBron James are in some sort of legal battle. What a time to be alive!

According to SEC Country, the story goes that the Alabama Football program revealed something called "Shop Talk" last week, a.k.a. one of Saban's newest, genius recruiting tools disguised as a show where the coach has "fun". Seriously, he even cracks a few smiles in the first episode's preview:

You watch until the end? That last smile was full-blown laughter from Saban. Almost like seeing a unicorn. So, what in the hell does this have to do with LeBron James? Well, apparently, LeBron believes he was the first person to ever film himself having a conversation in a barbershop, despite three movies pointing to the contrary. Here's an episode of James' show on his multimedia platform Uninterrupted:

Are the two shows similar? Sure. Original ideas? Hardly. But that didn't stop Uninterrupted from sending Alabama officials a letter that claims Saban's "Shop Talk" "infringes on Uninterrupted's copyright and trademark rights and other valuable intellectual property rights." Naturally, Saban was asked about this on Tuesday, and he responded in classic Saban fashion. In other words, very matter-of-factly/condescendingly/angrily/I-hate-all-of-you-and-your-stupid-questions-ily:

Have to admit, I'm 100-percent #TeamSaban here. For all of LeBron's greatness, he can be a real thin-skinned baby sometimes. The barbershop thing has been done before and it will be done again. What's LeBron going to trademark next? Sitting and talking in a car? Breathing? Get over yourself dude. And how dare you try and put an end to the one thing that has ever made Nick Saban look like this:

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Hey, stop laughing Nick! Only LeBron is allowed to laugh.