Artist paints over LeBron James mural after vandalized

Ruben Hill
July 12, 2018

LeBron James recently joined the Lakers, and fans are already trying to run him out of town, kind of.

One person even offered fans $300 to alter the mural.

Never removed the comments from the mural, even taking out the word "of".

While the vandals were never caught or identified, NBC Los Angeles news anchor Robert Kovacik earlier tweeted out CCTV footage of one of the vandals at work, as he splashes a can of paint in the artwork.

The issue, as Never sees it, stems from the murals original caption, which declared James the 'King of L.A'.

If this is a body-swap comedy, Kevin Hart seems like the heavy favorite to be the star opposite LeBron, as that seems to be the most logical "what would be funny" low-hanging fruit, considering the considerable size difference between Hart and James. But someone didn't take kindly to its "the King of LA" message, and the painting was vandalized less than two days after it was completed.

Never says the reactions to his mural were mixed, overall.

"I got a ton of support", Never said, according to ESPN.

Many assumed James would go to Los Angeles, and West saw little of the Lakers' influence on the move. Online debate over who the better player between LeBron and Kobe was engulfed basketball fans for years and has only increased since the former's signing with the Lakers. "Some guy did it and posted video of him doing it and responded to the guy and said 'Pay me".

"I hope he finds the happiness that I found (in Los Angeles)", he said.

In addition to James, the Lakers bolstered their roster with the signings of JaVale McGee and Lance Stephenson, to go along with re-signing Kentavious Caldwell-Pope.

Other reports by Click Lancashire

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