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 artist, Gustavo Zermeno, and others repaired the vandalized mural on Saturday, per Ohm Youngmisuk of ESPN:
Ohm Youngmisuk @NotoriousOHM
And today the mural’s artist, Gustavo Zermeno, fixed it with some help from Lakers fans. Gus’ original hope with the message of the mural was that it “overpowers people’s hate for LeBron.” Today some fans helped restore the art. Gus said, “Laker fans got my back!” https://t.co/pd322rB7Zl
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.