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Decision Made On Whether LeBron's 10-Story "Cleveland" Banner Will Come Down

LeBron James sitting at a press conference.

EL SEGUNDO, CA - SEPTEMBER 24: LeBron James of the Los Angeles Lakers during the Los Angeles Lakers Media Day at the UCLA Health Training Center on September 24, 2018 in El Segundo, California. (Photo by Harry How/Getty Images)

LeBron James delivered on his promise to deliver Cleveland a major sports championship. But after his move to the Los Angeles Lakers on Sunday night, it doesn't look like the giant banner in town will be surviving.

The banner, which is owned by Nike and sits on the Sherwin-Williams building, will be removed following LeBron's decision. It's unclear if Nike or Sherwin-Williams will replace it with anything.

For those wondering, no, this is not the first time the banner has come down. When James signed with the Miami Heat back in 2010, it was taken down as well. It was put back up in 2014 when James rejoined the Cavaliers - the team that drafted him.

There's no word whether James will be getting some kind of banner in Los Angeles - perhaps Nike will wait to see how successful the Lakers are with him on the squad.

Some are making jokes about what should go up instead:

The banner is set to be taken down as early as this week. Fans are lining up to take photos in front of it before it's gone for good.

Could it someday return? Maybe - if James returns to play for the Cavaliers in the twilight of his career. It's also possible that once James retires, a decision is made to honor him in some way.

Regardless, the LeBron-Lakers era is underway.