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Jonas Never, the muralist who painted a LeBron James portrait in Los Angeles after the four-time MVP signed with the Lakers, painted over the mural Wednesday after it was vandalized for a second time.
Never spoke to ESPN’s Ohm Youngmisuk and said he’s learned a valuable lesson.
“I thought I had learned a long time ago to never touch religion or politics,” Never said. “I guess it is never touch religion, politics or anyone against Kobe.”
The artwork, which featured LeBron in a Lakers jersey with the phrase “King of LA,” was widely praised. The detail of every aspect was incredible, and many Lakers fans took photos with the mural while it was up.
However, there was also a vocal minority (read: Kobe fans)