Lakers' LeBron James 'The King of LA' Mural Completely Painted Over

Kyle Newport@@KyleNewportFeatured ColumnistJuly 11, 2018

A mural of LeBron James in a Los Angeles Lakers jersey is viewed in Venice, California on July 9, 2018. - It was originally revealed July 6, 2018, and then vandalized over the weekend, and re-touched up again with the word 'of' not repainted from the original words 'the King of LA'. Artists Jonas Never and Menso One painted the mural to welcome LeBron James to Los Angeles, outside the Baby Blues BBQ resturant in Venice, California. (Photo by Frederic J. BROWN / AFP) / RESTRICTED TO EDITORIAL USE - MANDATORY MENTION OF THE ARTIST UPON PUBLICATION - TO ILLUSTRATE THE EVENT AS SPECIFIED IN THE CAPTION        (Photo credit should read FREDERIC J. BROWN/AFP/Getty Images)
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The LeBron James mural in Los Angeles has been messed with..again. 

A few days ago, a vandal took spray paint to the wall after someone offered money to anyone who destroyed the artwork. The mural was quickly restored—but that did not stop others from leaving their mark.

On Wednesday, Twitter user Godzo Ball tweeted out a photo of the mural that appears to show it completely covered in white paint:

This comes just days after James officially signed his contract with the Lakers.

Apparently, the latest activity came from artist Jonas Never himself:

After the first incident, Never told TMZ Sports that he understands vandalism is just "part of the world of public art":

He also said that he wasn't upset with the vandal, noting every story needs a villain.

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