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LeBron James mural in Los Angeles vandalized, then restored

Posted: 6:11 AM, Jul 09, 2018
Updated: 2018-07-09 13:35:35Z
LeBron James mural in Los Angeles vandalized, then restored

The season hasn't started yet, and LeBron James' transition in Los Angeles hasn't gotten off to the smoothest start. Since agreeing to a contract with the Lakers, a mural celebrating his new spot on the team was vandalized.

Located outside a barbeque restaurant in Venice, the mural was finished on Friday by Jonas Never and artist Fernando Valdez, according to The Washington Post. It features LeBron with a nickname declaring him "The King of L.A."

The mural was defaced with words such as  "No King" and the numbers "3-6," which is a reference to his NBA Finals record.

Days before it was vandalized, a Lakers fan account offered a $300 reward to anyone who destroyed the mural.

By Sunday, the mural was restored.