Well that didn't take long.
While we haven't seen any LeBron James jerseys being burned in Miami (at least not yet), one big act of public defacement had taken place by early Friday afternoon. A large box was spray-painted over James' face in a cool Miami Heat mural painted in the city's design district. (Here's a second angle from a different Miami news outlet.)
WPLG in Miami reports that it took local mural artist Serge Toussaint more than two years to complete the work, but only a matter of seconds for an unknown vandal to erase the centerpiece after news of James' return to the Cleveland Cavaliers broke.
You stay classy, Miami.
Here's the mural as it looked originally:
The non-plussed look on Dwyane Wade's face seems even more appropriate in light of Friday's news.
Meanwhile, back in Cleveland, public art was being viewed with a more positive attitude:
- Visual Arts
- LeBron James
- Miami Heat