One of the artists who originally painted the mural has undone his work this week, painting over the artwork, which was located on the side of a BBQ restaurant in Venice, California.
The mural, created by Jonas Never and another artist named Menso, depicted LeBron in his new digs along with the words “The King of LA.”
— Jonas Never (@never1959) July 6, 2018
Following two cases of vandalization in less than a week, Never decided to erase the work on Wednesday. He was apparently sick of the mural being messed with and decided to scrub it himself rather than let it continue to be defaced.
Lebron James’ mural in Venice has been vandalized for a second time – so the artist painted white over the whole thing. Story at 5:15pm @nbcla #lakers #graffiti #art #streetart pic.twitter.com/zDnX1aAxle
— Angie Crouch (@AngieNBCLA) July 11, 2018
— NBA Lowdown (@NBALowdown) July 11, 2018