Published: Thu, July 12, 2018
Sports | By Johanna Francis

LeBron James May Star in New Comedy Project for Paramount Players

LeBron James May Star in New Comedy Project for Paramount Players

One person even offered fans $300 to alter the mural.

However, people continued vandalizing the mural, so Never painted over it.

After a disgruntled fan scribbled phrases such as "LeFraud", "We don't want you", "No King" and "3-6", in reference to LeBron's record in the NBA Finals, over the mural, Never returned to touch things up and omitted the word "of" in hopes that fans would leave the piece alone. The mural - "The King of LA" - is gone.

Even if some in Los Angeles haven't been welcoming to James and some others have been arguably too welcoming, James is already taking a shine to Hollyood. After all, it was those connections and Los Angeles lifestyle that led to many believing he would sign with the Lakers.

If this is a body-swap comedy, Kevin Hart seems like the heavy favorite to be the star opposite LeBron, as that seems to be the most logical "what would be funny" low-hanging fruit, considering the considerable size difference between Hart and James.

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According to ESPN, the entire mural took 12 hours of work over a few days, and necessitated the use of a bucket of paint and 75 spray cans. Never worked with graffiti specialist Fernando Valdez.

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.

"I got a ton of support", Never said.

With that being the case, he thought it best just to whitewash the entire wall.

'I know when to cut my losses, ' said Never, who has also painted a Kobe Bryant mural. "Some guy did it and posted video of him doing it and responded to the guy and said 'Pay me".

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