Rather than see his mural commemorating the Los Angeles Lakers' acquisition of LeBron James defaced for a third time, artist Jonas Never whitewashed the wall in hopes of putting an unexpectedly controversial issue to rest. "I guess it is never touch religion, politics or anyone against Kobe [Bryant]". Living in L.A. gives LeBron the ability to be more hands-on as a producer with SpringHill Entertainment.
When the Warriors agreed to a taxpayer midlevel deal with DeMarcus Cousins, many National Basketball Association fans and some in the media reignited their takes about how Golden State is unfair and how there's no reason to even bother with the regular season.
However, there was also a vocal minority (read: Kobe fans) who were upset by the sentiment.
"I got a ton of support", Never said.
Obviously, whoever would go out of their way to destroy a piece of art is part of a lowest-common-denominator group that does not accurately represent Lakers fans or Kobe fans.
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After six years with the west London club, the 27-years-old has found himself increasingly linked with a move to the Bernabeu. Given that he only has two years left on his current Chelsea deal, Hazard wouldn't be the most expensive piece of business.
"I know when to cut my losses", Never said.
One person even offered fans $300 to alter the mural. "Some guy did it and posted video of him doing it and responded to the guy and said 'Pay me".
The mural initially received criticism for depicting the phrase "The King of LA" around James' image, which many perceived as a slight toward Lakers legend Kobe Bryant, and it was vandalised as a result.
"I do think another chapter for him will probably involve [a move] and the Knicks situation is so ideal for someone who is still going to be playing at elite level to walk in and finally [compete], with Kristaps Porzingis on your right side which is no joke".