CCTV footage of another fan defaming LeBron James mural surfaces

Rex Christensen
July 12, 2018

As he told ESPN, Never rolled white paint over the mural on Wednesday after someone splattered yellow paint on the wall outside of the Baby Blues BBQ restaurant in L.A.'s Venice neighborhood.

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. Chris Sheridan reported in 2017 that James to Los Angeles was a done deal, the Ric Bucher wrote a story detailing several reasons why National Basketball Association brass fully believed he was going there last summer as well. It's unclear if these spates of vandalism are related to the earlier defacement of Kobe Bryant's mural or some fans just have an unwavering hatred for the 15-year veteran. "The amusing thing is, I painted Kobe a couple of years ago and people, like, were very quick to forget that one".

The mural saga illustrates just how weird the situation could get for James in Los Angeles, where Bryant retains vast popularity two years after his retirement. In fact, the former Laker great, who is now an executive for the rival Clippers, thinks it was a pretty easy signing.

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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.

"I got a ton of support", Never said, according to ESPN. The detail of every aspect was incredible, and many Lakers fans took photos with the mural while it was up. "And I didn't realize that a mural would be [almost] as talked about as much as the Lakers would be".

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