LeBron James jersey burning starts; mural also defaced (Video)
Miami Heat fans are reacting to the news of LeBron James signing with the Cleveland Cavaliers the exact way you would expect them to. Many of them are angry, and they’re taking out their frustrations with jersey burning and vandalism.
It’s one thing to burn your own jersey. If that’s how you want to spend $100, by all means. However, you hate to see fans vandalize artwork that took hours upon hours to complete. Unfortunately, someone took black spray paint and covered Lebron’s face on a massive mural in Miami.
According to WPLG, the mural took artist Serge Toussaint two years to complete. The artwork is incredible, and it really sucks that people have to overreact like that.
And then, of course, there were the fans who chanted “f— LeBron James’ at newscasters as they were riding by.
All standard behavior, really. The saddest part about this particular situation is that most of the fans in Miami will have forgotten about LeBron leaving by the end of the weekend. These are the same fans that were mocked by Tim Duncan’s girlfriend for leaving games early during the NBA Finals. Vandalizing the mural was uncalled for.
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Video via Sports Grid