Everybody has phrases and words that they use daily, but how many of us have honestly considered trademarking our catchphrases? Well, if you’re Kawhi Leonard, you might have to. According to Josh Gerben, the founder of Gerben Law Firm, which specializes in trademarks, Leonard has filed to trademark the phrases “what it do baby” and “city views over interviews." The applications, which were submitted on October 23rd, indicate that Kawhi intends to use his catchphrases to promote a future clothing brand.\nThe phrase “what it do baby” first became a meme after the Raptors won their first-ever NBA title. A video of Serge Ibaka and Kawhi riding in the back of the car went viral after the player uttered the now-famous saying.\nThe line has since gone on to become a trademark saying of Leonard, even being used in a recent commercial to promote Terminator: Dark Fate. However, the phrase “city views over interviews” is a little more mysterious as there doesn’t appear to be any record of Leonard saying it before news first broke about him filing for trademark status.\nBasketball fans were torn over the news, with many questioning why Kawhi would bother trademarking the phrase.\nOne user even stating, "People been saying that for decades."\nThis is as bad as Lebron’s Taco Tuesday garbage.— dreamshake_34 (@34_dreamshake) October 28, 2019\nPeople been saying that for decades 🤦🏾♂️🤷🏾♂️— Aqil (@Aqil64611760) October 28, 2019\nwe call copy right pic.twitter.com/Af1Q75MF1z— Blake Sapp (@blakesapp28) October 28, 2019\n“Fun Guy” is the obvious, simpler sounding name for a brand. How you miss that lay up? Maybe I’ll go trademark that since he don’t want it? 🤷🏾♂️— Kyle Townsend (@_kyletownsend) October 28, 2019\nTrademark Fun Guy instead— Jan Livingston (@riley1008) October 28, 2019\nWhile others felt it was only fair that he give some royalties to Ibaka, who helped create the phrase. One user even stating, "Half the profits should go to Serge Ibaka."\nWhile another user states, "Still getting money off that raptors."\nCut Ibaka a cheque— Abdi G (@Phoenix_6ix) October 28, 2019\nHalf the profits should go to Serge Ibaka— Since 95' (@NoHead_KickRox) October 28, 2019\nStill getting money off that raptors— GT (@GerBinx) October 28, 2019\nView this post on Instagram Let's go get it!!!! A post shared by KL2 (@kawhileonardofficialfanpage) on Jun 10, 2019 at 7:53am PDT\nKawhi may be attempting to trademark the saying to avoid another Nike fiasco.\nThe player filed a lawsuit against Nike back in June after legal issues arose over his “Klaw” logo. Kawhi’s Nike lawsuit was filed after the player accused the company of trying to ban him from using a logo that he designed.\nNike later filed a countersuit against Kawhi. The logo was created for and used by Leonard during his endorsement of the Jordan brand before he switched over to New Balance.\nThere are stories everywhere. If you spot a newsworthy event in your city, send us a message, photo, or video @NarcityCanada on Twitter and Instagram.