Lakers star LeBron James’ Space Jam mural in Akron vandalized with clown nose
Los Angeles Lakers star LeBron James is a beloved figure in his hometown of Akron, Ohio. Aside from bringing Cleveland its first NBA championship in 2016, he also established the I Promise School to provide education for at-risk children.
However, he is not without his haters, even in the place where has done so much for.
That much is proven when a mural of the Lakers star in Akron was vandalized recently. The said street art features LeBron alongside the Looney Tunes, made to commemorate the release of his film “Space Jam: A New Legacy.”
According to a report from The Columbus Dispatch, who also shared images of the vandalism, the mural has been defaced with the culprit putting a red clown nose on the face of the Lakers star. The words “LA FLOP” were also written over the mural. It is believed the vandalism happened on Monday morning.
Here’s how the mural of the Lakers forward looked before it was defaced.
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Here’s how it looks like now:
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It’s certainly not a good thing. What makes matters worse, it’s actually near LeBron James’ alma matter, St. Vincent-St. Mary high school, and his I Promise School.
While it’s likely LeBron James won’t care about the disrespectful act, the Akron community surely won’t be happy about it. After all, the Lakers leader remains an influential figure who continues to give back in the community.
It’s doubtful the mural will stay looking like that for long, though.