LeBron James mural vandalized AGAIN prompting artist to whitewash it

Cjildren from Culver City Teen Camp holds signs as they wait for the arrival of Le Bron James at Blaze Pizza a restaurant chain the new Los Angeles Lakers basketball player was an original investor in in Culver City Calif. Tuesday

Cjildren from Culver City Teen Camp holds signs as they wait for the arrival of Le Bron James at Blaze Pizza a restaurant chain the new Los Angeles Lakers basketball player was an original investor in in Culver City Calif. Tuesday

As it turns out, some fans still had an issue with it and once the mural was vandalized again, Never chose to just wipe the slate clean.

"I think it was a necessary chapter for his growth and winning those titles, winning the Finals MVP, the validation that he has openly and admirably expressed he needed to help him as a person and learn that it... doesn't fix you on the inside". Deciding enough was enough, Never painted over the mural on Wednesday, explaining its erasure on Instagram.

Never said his next project is a Lakers team mural that includes all players-including James. "The first vandalism was made easier to swallow because, by all accounts from the Twitter debate [over it] that we saw, it looked like a guy offered up a $300 bounty to anyone who destroyed the mural".

But even if the caption was left with a reference to James's nickname, 'King James, ' the graffiti returned this week, prompting Never to paint over the entire mural entirely.

Muralist Jonas Never created the mural of James in the wake of the 14-time All-Star agreeing to a four-year, $154 million deal with the Lakers on July 1. "[Some] people didn't like it in general; not necessarily the work, but the sentiment that went with it. People had a big problem with the word 'of.' I get where they are coming from".

"I don't know if it's LeBron haters or Kobe fans or just someone who wants attention", Never says in the video.

"I know when to cut my losses", Never said.