LeBron James Muralist: 'Never Touch Religion, Politics or Anyone Against Kobe'

LeBron James Muralist: 'Never Touch Religion, Politics or Anyone Against Kobe'

However, around midnight Wednesday morning, vandals threw paint on the mural, prompting Never to cover it up entirely. "The amusing thing is, I painted Kobe a couple of years ago and people, like, were very quick to forget that one".

Additionally, while the Cavs talk about winning, a couple players on this list may imporve their trade value by virtue of getting more opportunities with James gone.

The LeBron James mural outside of Baby Blues BBQ in Venice, California won't be vandalized again.

Never originally painted the mural last Thursday and Friday, and it was vandalized for the first time around 1 a.m. Sunday, when the restaurant's security camera caught vandals graffitiing the phrases "We don't want you", "LeFraud", "No King", and "3-6" (a jab at James' career NBA Finals record) over Never's work.

"I don't know if it's LeBron haters or Kobe fans or just someone who wants attention", Never said while painting over the mural.

"I got a ton of support", Never said, according to ESPN. 'At first when we had the original piece, there was a ton of positivity, but also a ton of like pro-Kobe, anti-LeBron sentiment.

Never has plans to do a Lakers team wall piece for Spectrum SportsNet, the network that televises the Lakers. James's production company SpringHill Entertainment has been developing the film for "several months" with Steve Mallory, who is known for helping pen The Boss, and the upcoming movie Super Intelligence, both of which star Melissa McCarthy.

In one since-deleted Twitter post, a Lakers fan offered $300 to anyone who defaced the mural.

No one is going to fill James' shoes, but there will be plenty of opportunities for guys on the Cavaliers roster who had to fall in line on the team's pecking order behind The King.