Eric Bledsoe Trademarks
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September 21, 2023
Eric Bledsoe is a professional point guard in the National Basketball Association. He plays for the Portland Trail Blazers.
Eric Bledsoe was born in Birmingham, Alabama on December 9, 1989. He and his two siblings were raised by their mother Maureen Reddick in the Birmingham area. Bledsoe played high school basketball at Parker High School in Birmingham, where he averaged more than 20 points per game as a senior. He helped to lead his team to the state championship game, however, they were defeated. Bledsoe was invited to play in the Papa John’s 2009 Wazoo Sports Derby Festival Basketball Classic. Birmingham News called him the Number 1 Super Senior and he was a consensus five-star recruit.
Bledsoe was considered the third-best point guard in the country during his college recruitment. He had offers from Mississippi, Memphis, Alabama, Cincinnati, Florida, and Kentucky, but he chose to attend the University of Kentucky to play for coach John Calipari. He was a part of Calipari’s first recruiting class at Kentucky, which began a long run in the national spotlight for the basketball program. He started in 35 of the 37 games that he played for Kentucky while averaging more than 11 points per game. The team finished the season with a 35-3 record and made an appearance in the Elite Eight. Bledsoe averaged more than 15 points per game during the tournament, and his eight three-point shots in one of the games set a record for the university. He only played for one year and before he decided to forgo the rest of his collegiate eligibility and declare for the draft.
Having developed a positive reputation for his three-pointers and quickness, as well as performing well in the pre-draft workout, he was selected by the Oklahoma City Thunder during the NBA Draft. The team immediately traded him to the Los Angeles Clippers.
Bledsoe had a good rookie season with the Clippers and was named to the All-Rookie Second Team. The Clippers traded for Chris Paul, one of the league’s premier point guards, before Bledsoe’s second season. This caused him to lose his starting position as well as reduced his playing time dramatically. Averaging only 11 minutes per game, Bledsoe’s stats plummeted, even seeing him demoted to the developmental league for a short period of time. During his third season with the Clippers, he still managed to shine while playing behind Chris Paul. This gave him the opportunity to be in the All-Star Game’s Slam Dunk Contest that year.
During the off-season, Bledsoe was traded to the Phoenix Suns. He scored 22 points in his debut with the team. Although he had an injury-plagued season that ended early due to a torn meniscus, he had a career-high game of 29 points and recorded his first two professional double-doubles that year.
Bledsoe signed a $70 million, five-year deal with the Suns before the start of the 2014-2015 season. That season saw him set a new career-high of 34 points in a game, as well as his first two, professional triple-doubles. His next season was cut short by a torn meniscus in his left knee that required surgery, however, he returned for the season opener the following year. During the 2016-2017 season, he set a new career-high in points per game, finally topping out at 41. He had three games where he put up a score of more than 40 points within 11 days, which is the shortest period of time that feat has ever been accomplished by a Suns player. A few days into the following season, Bledsoe was traded to the Milwaukee Bucks.
In his debut for the Bucks, Bledsoe scored 13 points and just two weeks later, he recorded his first 30-point game for them. That year also saw him record his fourth double-double. His 2019-2020 season with the team was just as successful and ended with him being named to the NBA All-Defensive First Team.
Bledsoe was traded to the New Orleans Pelicans before the start of the 2020-2021 season. He started 70 of the 71 games he played for them and average more than 12 points per game. In August of 2021, he was traded to the Memphis Grizzlies, who traded him back to the Los Angeles Clippers. He played in 54 games for the Clippers, averaging about ten points per game before being traded to the Portland Trail Blazers in February of 2022.
Bledsoe is married to Morgan Poole and has two sons and one daughter. His full-time residence is still in Birmingham, Alabama. He is an avid gamer and has a popular Twitch channel where he showcases his skill at Call Of Duty: Modern Warfare and Call of Duty: Warzone during the basketball off-season.
Eric Bledsoe established Bledsoe Ltd. In 2018, Bledsoe Ltd. obtained a federal trademark registration for a logo that is a stylized letter “B”, his initial, for use with athletic apparel and athletic uniforms, including caps, shirts, pants, and jackets.
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IC 025. US 022 039. G & S Athletic apparel, namely, shirts, pants, jackets, footwear, hats and caps, athletic uniforms. FIRST USE: 20170522. FIRST USE IN COMMERCE: 20170522.