Celtics guard Terry Rozier, aka Scary Terry, is being sued for his use of the mask in his merchandise. A New York company that owns the intellectual property rights to the Halloween mask, known formally as the “Ghost Face Mask”, is now filing a law suit for copyright infringement.
I mean, there is nothing Rozier can say to defend himself, right? This is a SPITTING image of the mask from Scream. Terry is even on record saying that he always loved that flick.
So is this the end of Scary Terry? Is this nickname no longer relevant without the use of the mask? Can he even produce a merchandise line without the mask? Plenty of questions...
First off, we have to realize that the mask IS Scary Terry. The merch customer base does not care that it is a picture of Rozier. But rather that it is a picture of Rozier in the mask. So quite honestly, I do not know if he'll be able to continue with the Scary Terry line. Maybe, just maybe, he'll find a way around it with a different mask or something. However, THAT is the mask everyone recognizes.
To answer the question of whether or not we can still call him Scary Terry... YES. He is still a scary competitor. So he has that going for him. So saying "Scary Terry" is not anywhere near irrelevant. Rozier will always be a fierce, "don't F with me" type of player. That is what makes him scary... not the mask.
The mask may run the clothing line out of business... but this lawsuit will do nothing but put a dent in the pocket of an absolute SCARY basketball player.