Some mischief maker had superimposed LeBron James’ face over a mural of Los Angeles Lakers legend Kobe Bryant. A presumed diehard fan was having none of that weak sauce.
With indefatigable determination and clutch-gene ice running through his veins, this man eyed his target, gave his removed shoe a little sidearm sling, and sent The King’s face falling, courtesy of Sports Illustrated:
Kobe mural with LeBron's face over it?
This guy isn't having any of it 💯
— Sports Illustrated (@SInow) July 5, 2018
And before that crudely placed, black-and-white headshot could crash to the earth, Unknown Man said, “I DON’T THINK SO!” as he swatted that thing shut harder than ‘Bron blocked Andre Iguodala in Game 7 of the 2016 NBA Finals.
Well, the Bryant mural doesn’t exactly do a flattering job depicting Black Mamba’s face. No offense to the artist, for it could be more of abstract variety. Plus, that thing goes all the way up.
For his part, Bryant has welcomed James to L.A. with open arms. He doesn’t seem to be concerned about having his legacy overshadowed.
Someone’s already trying to crown James the king of the Lakers, but a fervent Kobe stan said, “Not today!”