LeBron James mural in Los Angeles vandalized, then restored

Posted at 6:11 AM, Jul 09, 2018
and last updated 2018-07-09 09:35:35-04

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.