When LeBron James joined the Los Angeles Lakers, artists Jonas Never and Menso One welcomed LeBron with a “King of L.A.” mural in Venice.
Since the mural went up, though, it had been targeted and vandalized by angry Lakers fans on multiple occasions.
And now, the mural has been removed.
Fans noticed that the mural at Baby Blues BBQ had been completely painted over with white paint and assumed that it was another case of vandalism.
That, however, was not the case.
After someone splattered gold paint on the updated LeBron mural, Jonas Never decided that the mural had gone its course. He showed up to the restaurant on Wednesday and painted over the mural.
He wrote in an updated Instagram caption:
Fun while it lasted! Thanks to everyone (both the good and the bad) for making this mural such a hot topic… and really just making the Lakers part of the conversation again #lebronjames #kingjames #lakers #mural