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Artist paints over LeBron James mural after vandalized

14 July, 2018, 05:15 | Author: Candice Daniels
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While West was blunt in his assessment of the Lakers' acquisition of James, he was clear that he was happy for the four-time NBA MVP and he wished him luck with the Lakers.

Never told ESPN he covered the mural with white paint Wednesday not long after a vandal had splattered yellow paint on his work, which featured James in a Los Angeles Lakers jersey on a wall at the Baby Blues BBQ restaurant in Venice.

What was supposed to be a welcoming tribute to LeBron James quickly turned into an outlet for the city of Los Angeles. 'I guess it is never touch religion, politics or anyone against Kobe'.

"I got a ton of support", Never said, according to ESPN. But it's also weird that fans of a once-great team that's gone five seasons without a playoff berth - its longest previous drought was two - are struggling to embrace the greatest player of his generation, who could've gone pretty much anywhere and chose the Lakers.

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Obviously, whoever would go out of their way to destroy a piece of art is part of a lowest-common-denominator group that does not accurately represent Lakers fans or Kobe fans.

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

'I know when to cut my losses, ' said Never, who has also painted a Kobe Bryant mural. After a disgruntled fan scribbled phrases such as "LeFraud", "We don't want you", "No King" and "3-6", in reference to LeBron's record in the NBA Finals, over the mural, Never returned to touch things up and omitted the word "of" in hopes that fans would leave the piece alone. "Some guy did it and posted video of him doing it and responded to the guy and said 'Pay me".

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