Well, that didn't last long.
The mural of LeBron James in Los Angeles was created, then vandalized, then fixed, then removed all in the matter of about a week.
I guess LA runs a little differently from Cleveland when it comes to showcasing a picture of their star players.
They already took down the Lebron LA mural. pic.twitter.com/1ZTMH7pdJb— Dirty Sports (@TheDirtySports) July 11, 2018
The mural has been in the headlines because someone vandalized it for a purported cash incentive, but the image was quickly fixed. But the vandalism continued, and the situation clearly became more trouble than it was worth.
So, was it the relentless army of Kobe stans that did it ? There are far less plausible explanations out there than that.
The only thing that will truly capture the hearts of Lakers fans is an NBA championship, something that fans will be expecting with the arrival of the greatest player in the world.
James is currently the sole All-Star on the roster, but if the Lakers can make a big trade to lure another star to the team, can and will make some serious noise this year.