The "controversial" LeBron James Lakers mural that went up in the Venice area of Los Angeles has been painted over by the artist who created it. The mural, which initially called LeBron the King of Los Angeles, sparked a little bit of outrage from Kobe Bryant fans and others, and was vandalized a couple of times.
So, the artist who created it decided it was time for it to be painted over. He went to the mural today and splashed white paint all over it.
Here's what it looks like now:
The mural was vandalized earlier this week. A vandal used yellow paint to deface various parts of the mural.
Video has since surfaced showcasing the defacing taking place. You can watch it below.
The video comes from Baby Blues BBQ in Venice. It was tweeted out by Robert Kovacik:
Hopefully this is the last LeBron Lakers mural that gets vandalized. The artist clearly put a ton of work into this and it stinks that he had to paint over it so quickly.
Surely, there are going to be plenty more LeBron murals that go up. The NBA star has agreed to a four-year, $153 million contract with the Lakers.