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King James’ Hometown Defaces ‘Space Jam’ Mural

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He’s just a kid from Akron…with a clown nose on. LeBron James’ hometown of Akron, Ohio did a little post-production editing to a mural depicting James and his Space Jam co-stars. Along with a clown nose, the vandals (artists?) plastered the phrase “LA FLOP” across the mural.

The rendering of James and the cast of Looney Tunes characters is located just minutes from James’ I Promise School near downtown Akron.

“LA Flop” is an artistic nod to James’ uncanny ability to dramatize even the mildest of fouls. As for the clown nose, there are any number of reasons to depict James in a comical manner: his lack of support for the police, failure to address China, injury complaints, constant need for attention, etc.

The defaced mural is just the latest example of LeBron’s summertime blues. First, his Lakers exited the playoffs in the opening round, then his new movie garnered the type of reviews that could secure the prestigious Golden Raspberry Award, bestie Chris Paul lost in the Finals, and now, his hometown is depicting him as a flopping clown.

Not coincidentally, Daffy Duck, Bugs Bunny, Lola Bunny, Tweety and the Tasmanian Devil’s likenesses were unblemished.

If LeBron wants to catch the person who did this, maybe he should contact the police. Oh, wait…

Written by Anthony Farris

Anthony is a former high school basketball intramural champion who played a leading role in creating two offspring. He spends his weekends hoping for an MTV Rock N' Jock revival.

Follow him on twitter @OhioAF

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