A project that was meant to honor one of the biggest superstars in the NBA today was ruined.
The Akron mural that promoted ‘Space Jam: A New Legacy’ and featured LeBron James on one of the city’s properties was vandalized on July 26.
From WJW Fox 8 News Cleveland:
According to Akron police, suspect(s) used spray paint to write “LaFlop” across the mural, which is on a West Market St. business, and also a clown nose on the former Cleveland Cavalier’s face.
The local artist behind the mural, Chardae Slater, took to her Instagram account to speak on what happened to the project, which also includes James’ ‘Space Jam: A New Legacy’ co-stars, who are also Looney Tunes characters.
Here is a look at the ‘Space Jam’ mural before it was damaged:
As for the incident, Slater tried to request video to see who did it, but “an employee said the camera wasn’t working” according to Akron Police.
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Article Courtesy of WEWS News 5 Cleveland
First Picture Courtesy of MEGAN JELINGER and Getty Images
Second Picture Courtesy of Jason Miller and Getty Images
Video and Third Picture Courtesy of Instagram
‘Space Jam: A New Legacy’ Drops Fresh Trailer, LeBron James & Crew Are Ready To Ball
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The original trailer for Michael Jordan’s SPACE JAM (1996) pic.twitter.com/CJXpWZUvvb— Ballislife.com (@Ballislife) April 3, 2021
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This ain’t SPACE JAM, this is READY PLAYER ONE Basketball Edition. pic.twitter.com/Pj3kgbKdEn— Rendy Jones (@Rendy_Jones) April 3, 2021
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Me when Don Cheadle said “welcome to the space jam” pic.twitter.com/FUy87uRivv— &y (@OceansSeven11) April 3, 2021
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the new space jam looks cool i don’t care what you liars say— Shea Serrano (@SheaSerrano) April 3, 2021
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Space Jam 2 trailer looked dope— KENNY BEECHAM (@KOT4Q) April 3, 2021
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The GOAT debate is over after that new Space Jam trailer.— Danny V (@dmv8286) April 3, 2021
LeBron out here trying to recruit Superman and Gandalf and MJ went out and beat wholesale Monstar ass with Bill Murray and Newman from Seinfeld. pic.twitter.com/5PXgJIhzzd
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Clockwork Orange guys in Space Jam 2 confirmed pic.twitter.com/ZBBFV5QSeh— ben mekler (@benmekler) April 3, 2021
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Me in the movie theater parking garage before going into Space Jam 2, sources tell ESPN. pic.twitter.com/1swDYbrXoS— Offseason Woj (@OffseasonWoj) April 3, 2021
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When it’s July 16th and I see a little kid holding the last Space Jam 2 ticket pic.twitter.com/QshM6Blucn— • (@CODYBELLlNGER) April 3, 2021
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DON CHEADLE WORD OF THE DAY— Emerald (@TheEmeraldStar) April 3, 2021
SPACE JAM pic.twitter.com/dIsJ3VYdea
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THAT IS MOST CERTAINLY THE WARNERS IN SPACE JAM WITH YAKKO JUMPING THERE’S NO WAY pic.twitter.com/z5HD9LwYvj— cass 💫 AMPHIBIA S3 (@cassarolezz) April 3, 2021
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leaked scene from space jam 2 pic.twitter.com/jptqPKLX8g— 𝓜𝓪𝓽𝓽 🏀✈️ (@mldiffley) April 3, 2021
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I will say that the visuals and animation in Space Jam 2 look stunning, and I do think that ILM did a fantastic job of bringing the Looney Tunes characters to CGI. And not to mention that the amount of crossover potential it has is just insane. pic.twitter.com/K5xwOafjIL— Spooky Season (@MichelsTristan) April 3, 2021
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I am actually extremely surprised that Space Jam: A New Legacy animated LeBron James as a 2D animated character rather than just having himself in front of a green screen like with Michael Jordan! pic.twitter.com/7u2kClkmql— Crimson Mayhem (@Crimson_Mayhem_) April 3, 2021
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