POSTED: Wednesday, June 27, 2012 - 12:00am
UPDATED: Wednesday, June 27, 2012 - 12:04am
UNITED STATES (CNN) — If you don't know Anthony Davis from his crushing performances while playing about the University of Kentucky, you likely recognize his face.
Okay, let's be honest, you likely recognize his unibrow.
At nearly any Kentucky game it was never hard to spot fans supporting and pulling for Davis while wearing unibrow t-shirts or even glasses with a unibrow attached - even his mom wore won.
Which is perhaps why Davis, who is a hot commodity and is expected to be picked first in the NBA draft on Thursday, is recognizing a money-making opportunity and seizing upon it.
Davis officially filed patent requests with the U.S Patent and Trademark Office for the two most well-known catchphrases associated with him: "Fear the Brow" and "Raise the Brow."
The patent applications show he's filed trademarks for both phrases for practically everything from T-shirts to banners. Although it's normal for people to trademark slogans for everything under the sun, we had to chuckle when we saw that aftershaves, shaving preparation and skin cleansers were included on the list.
While Davis couldn't make any money off of the merchandise sold with his namesake or nicknames while playing in the NBA, it's clear this likely top choice player is making sure to get down to business ahead of the draft and his likely stint on the U.S. Olympic team.
And it isn't a bad idea to get the ball rolling. Davis, if he plays anything like he did at Kentucky, is going to be a big draw wherever he lands. There's been plenty of speculation that he could get some top deal endorsements and be a Kevin Durant of sorts as he enters a stacked NBA field.
Many people over the course of his time at Kentucky have begged and pleaded with Davis to get pluck away the unibrow. But in a way, it's come to define him, and rally his fans behind him. So we're willing to bet that if he does get a big endorsement deal once he's in the NBA it probably won't be with an eyebrow waxing company.