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#pounditTuesday, January 18, 2022

Cavs announce plan to replace LeBron James banner

The Cleveland Cavaliers no longer have use for the iconic LeBron James banner that used to hang outside the Sherwin-Williams Global Headquarters building in downtown Cleveland, and they now have an official plan to replace it.

On Friday, the Cavs unveiled the new banner that will hang where LeBron used to be depicted doing his patented chalk toss. The new design, which will be unveiled next month, features the sandstone Guardian of Transportation statue, which is one of Cleveland’s most iconic landmarks.

A closer look at the new image will show that it is a mosaic that is comprised of thousands of photos of fans showcasing their pride for the city of Cleveland. Those who want to be a part of the new banner can submit their photos for consideration through the Cavs’ website until Sept. 21.

“Our goal was to create a meaningful offering of public art to celebrate The Land and all those who support and love this city and region,” Cavs CEO Len Komoroski said in a statement, via Dave McMenamin of ESPN.com. “Our hope is that it stirs the emotion and sense of pride, community and celebration of our city in a personal way for those invested in The Land.”

LeBron’s latest departure from Cleveland was not met with quite as much hostility as his first, but the people of Cleveland certainly don’t want to see him on a massive banner downtown. The replacement plan should appease the masses.

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