Vandalised street art of Lakers' LeBron James in Los Angeles gets immediately fixed by artists

Headlines 09/07/2018

Unless you've been living under a rock for the last week, the biggest news in the sporting world was that NBA superstar and 3x champion LeBron James left the Cleveland Cavaliers and signed with the Los Angeles Lakers for four years as a free agent.

The news took the world by storm. The best player in the world (sorry Steph, sorry Harden lol) playing for one of the most iconic teams in the world - it doesn't get much bigger than that!

And naturally, a lot of Lakers fans were PUMPED.

Some artists took to the streets and painted this EPIC mural of LeBron in a Lakers jersey, declaring him the King of LA.

Whether you love him or hate him, you gotta admit that artwork is pretty dope - right?

Well, not all Lakers fans are happy that LeBron James is in town (probably from years of arguing why Kobe is better than him) and being hailed as the king of the city. To them, that title still belongs to Kobe.

Some "fans" went so far as to offer people $300 to deface and destroy the mural. And sure enough, someone did. Have a look below at what some loser did to it.

In gold spray paint, the words "No King", "We don't want you", "LeFraud" and "3-6" referring to his Finals win record were tagged over his painting.

Stink. It's always such a shame that a few dumb people can ruin it for everyone else.

But there's good news!

Only hours after the vandal bragged on Twitter about defacing the artwork (a tweet which has since been deleted), the street art was quickly fixed and restored to it's original glory by the artist.

How amazing is that! Good to see that the painting wasn't permanently damaged. Also - notice how they removed "of" from the mural? Maybe that'll keep the haters away.

LA - LeBron has brought your team back to relevance and most likely deep into the playoffs and maybe even a look at another championship. Show the King some respect!