LeBron James’ departure from Cleveland was quite a thing this month, and some fans weren’t really happy with the decision he made. So, LeBron moved to Los Angeles, and his four-year contract is worth $154 million. The huge decision was honored with a bunch of murals in the big city. Well, the dark part of it is the fact that one of the murals was destroyed by vandals.
The first LeBron Mural saw the light of the day in Los Angeles right after the deal was officialized. Unfortunately, it didn’t last too long. Kobe Bryant fans destroyed the piece in several occasion. The muralist, Jonas Never, didn’t have any other choice but repaint the wall white.
Sources reveal that Never plans to paint another mural with several members of the Los Angeles Lakers. He will focus on the current players in the team.
“I thought I had learned a long time ago to never touch religion or politics. I guess it is never touch religion, politics or anyone against Kobe,” Never said of his murals. “I can’t see anyone getting mad about the whole team. Kyle Kuzma, LeBron, Lance Stephenson blowing on LeBron.”
We can just wait and see what will this mural look like. Let’s go to the other piece of artwork that surfaced on Melrose Avenue. It features LeBron James and other Lakers legends. We believe that fans won’t be mad about this mural, and maybe Kobe’s fans won’t get as mad as they did about the other mural.
In this painting, LeBron wears his #23 Lakers jersey and looks up at Kobe Bryant, Shaquille O’Neal, Magic Johnson, Kareem Abdul-Jabbar and Wilt Chamberlain.
Gustavo Zermeno Jr. signed the art. He’s a Venice-based muralist who has painted many murals all over Cali. Some of them honor Kobe Bryant.