Disgruntled Los Angeles Lakers Fans Keep Vandalizing a LeBron James Mural
Was this a Kobe fan?
Soon after LeBron James signed with the Los Angeles Lakers, a mural of the future NBA Hall-of-Famer went up outside of Baby Blues BBQ in Venice, California.
The Mural featured LeBron in his Laker jersey with the words “The King of L.A” on it.
And then, quickly, someone vandalized it, writing things like “LeFraud,” “We don’t want you,” and “No King” on the mural. Jonas Never, the artist who painted the mural, fixed it.
And then it was vandalized again; the second time in five days.
— LWOS LA Lakers (@LWOSLALakers) July 8, 2018
And now the mural is gone. On Wednesday Never abandoned his dreams of having a LeBron mural by painting the wall white.
Lebron James’ mural in Venice has been vandalized for a second time – so the artist painted white over the whole thing. Story at 5:15pm @nbcla #lakers #graffiti #art #streetart pic.twitter.com/zDnX1aAxle
— Angie Crouch (@AngieNBCLA) July 11, 2018
Good news guys, the artist who painted the Lebron Mural in LA was actually the one who painted over it (@never1959)
Now please stop saying Lakers fans don’t deserve Lebron. Most Lakers fans are glad he is a Laker pic.twitter.com/45ZxNK2mgG
— GodZo🐐 (@GodzoBall) July 11, 2018
Never talked to ESPN about the experience. And said he hasn’t given up on trying to honor the Lakers. Never said he’s going to do a mural featuring the entire Lakers team, saying “I can’t see anyone getting mad about the whole team.”
Early on Thursday morning, July 12, footage of a Laker fan throwing paint on the mural was leaked by Robert Kovacik, a reporter from LA. Watch the footage below.
— Robert Kovacik (@RobertNBCLA) July 12, 2018