OK, first of all, a serious tip of the hat to Darren Rovell’s Twitter feed for this gem.
You may have heard a ways back that Toronto Raptors star Chris Bosh sued to pry away chrisbosh.com from cybersquatters. And he won.
But the law firm he hired for that suit announced Monday that Bosh has been granted more than 800 domain names owned by the same company he sued.
Among the names? Maryland guard Greivis Vasquez (greivisvasquez.com). Other players listed as affiliated with Maryland include Braxton Dupree, Gus Gilchrist, Landon Milbourne, Sean Mosley and Shane Walker.
The list was originally drawn up in July 2008, which makes it understandable why some of the player affiliations are a little out of date.
According to that PDF of names, anyone on the list can contact Bosh’s digital marketing firm (the amusingly named Max Deal Technologies) and, assuming they pass a bunch of legalese, can have the domain name with their name for free.
So if Vasquez wants the rights to the domain name with his name, he’ll be contacting a company owned by an NBA star to get it.
Among other names on the list connected with ACC schools (I may have missed a true freshman or two that wasn’t listed with his eventual college):
* Some heavy hitters from North Carolina’s recent past: TylerHansbrough, Tywon Lawson, Wayne Ellington, Bobby Frasor, Marcus Ginyard and Quentin Thomas.
* Boston College K Steve Aponavicius and basketball players Dallas Elmore, Biko Paris, Corey Raji, Cortney Dunn and Daye Kaba.
* Clemson guard Demontez Stitt and freshman Milton Jennings.
* Former Duke guard DeMarcus Nelson (plus wrongfully accused former Duke lacrosse players Collin Finnerty and Reade Seligmann).
* Florida State basketball players Xavier Gibson, Luke Loucks and Michael Snaer and former Seminoles Isaiah Swann and Julian Vaughn.
* Georgia Tech’s Lance Storrs and Maurice Miller, as well as former Yellow Jacket RaSean Dickey.
* Former Miami guard Edwin Rios.
* Virginia’s Assane Sene, Sylven Landesberg and Tristan Spurlock
* Virginia Tech’s Dorenzo Hudson, J.T. Thompson and Malcolm Delaney.
* Al-Farouq Aminu and one-time Wake Forest basketball players Jamie Skeen and Kevin Swinton.
And some locals:
* George Mason’s Andre Cornelius and Ryan “Pierson”
* Georgetown’s Austin Freeman, Greg Monroe and Henry Sims and ex-Hoyas DaJuan Summers, Patrick Ewing Jr. and Jeremiah Rivers.