"I thought I had learned a long time ago to never touch religion or politics", Never said.
The issue, as Never sees it, stems from the murals original caption, which declared James the 'King of L.A'. "The amusing thing is, I painted Kobe a couple of years ago and people, like, were very quick to forget that one".
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 know when to cut my losses", Never said. '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.
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Just a couple days after a mural depicting James in a Lakers uniform was first vandalized, another hater chose to put his mark on the mural as well.
"I had watched so much film preparing for him", Johnson said. According to ESPN, Never has plans to do another mural, featuring several members of the Lakers, for Spectrum SportsNet, the network that televises the Lakers.
As for James, Never would like to design another piece off the Lakers' latest superstar, but perhaps during the season.
That's a feeling that James may have discovered very recently, with his overlooking of Cleveland and their National Basketball Association franchise, and here's why. "He had analyzed the situation, and so he was willing to say, 'Hey, I'm going to make a long-term commitment to the Laker organization.' And so that's what we needed as an organization".
This is sad and disrespectful....