LeBron James hasn't played a minute of basketball for the Los Angeles Lakers, yet there are some who are already calling him one of the greatest players in franchise history. That isn't sitting well with a number of Los Angeles fans - and some took their frustration out on a mural this week.
An artist named Jonas Never painted a mural in Venice, California after LeBron's decision to head to Los Angeles. The mural features a photo of LeBron and the words "The King of L.A."
Unfortunately, a number of Lakers fans (we guess) decided to vandalize the piece of art this week, adding the words "we don't want you" and "no King." They also added "3-6" - his NBA Finals record and removed the "of" part of the mural.
Well, the mural was cleaned up in the aftermath, but one major change was made. The word "of" was kept off the mural this time around. Check it out:
As you can see in the Instagram screenshot above, Never says he got the offending "of" removed from the mural this time around.
James playing for the Lakers is going to be a spectacle, but it's not like the franchise hasn't had it's share of stars over the years - like Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, Magic Johnson, Shaquille O'Neal and Kobe Bryant.
Either way, unless James is able to bring a title home in the next few seasons, he's going to have a tough time measuring up to what those players accomplished - at least in purple and gold.