LeBron James Mural Featuring Kobe Bryant, Other Lakers Legends Vandalized

Mike Chiari@mikechiariFeatured ColumnistJuly 21, 2018

LAS VEGAS, NV - JULY 15:  LeBron James of the Los Angeles Lakers attends a quarterfinal game of the 2018 NBA Summer League between the Lakers and the Detroit Pistons at the Thomas & Mack Center on July 15, 2018 in Las Vegas, Nevada. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and or using this photograph, User is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement.  (Photo by Ethan Miller/Getty Images)
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Another mural featuring LeBron James in Los Angeles has been vandalized.

On Saturday, Twitter user ThatHollywoodGuy tweeted a photo of the mural, which had a white paint streak over LeBron's likeness:

The mural also depicts Lakers legends Kobe Bryant, Shaquille O'Neal, Magic Johnson, Kareem Abdul-Jabbar and Wilt Chamberlain.

The artist, Gustavo Zermeno, and others repaired the vandalized mural on Saturday, per Ohm Youngmisuk of ESPN:

Earlier in the month, a separate mural of James was also vandalized in L.A., per Last Word Hoops:

After spending the past four seasons with the Cleveland Cavaliers, James signed a four-year, $153 million deal with the Lakers this offseason.

He is part of a significant roster overhaul that has also seen L.A. add the likes of Rajon Rondo, Lance Stephenson, JaVale McGee and Michael Beasley.

James is a 14-time All-Star and four-time NBA MVP who has appeared in each of the past eight NBA Finals.

He is also coming off a huge 2017-18 campaign that saw him average 27.5 points, 9.1 assists and 8.6 rebounds per game.

The Lakers haven't reached the playoffs since 2012-13, and while it seems as though not everyone is happy about his arrival in L.A., it is difficult to envision the Lakers missing out on the postseason in 2018-19 with King James in the fold.

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