After LeBron James signed with the Lakers as an unrestricted free agent, the city of Cleveland — where he spent a total of 11 seasons winning one championship — needed a makeover. James’ building-wide banner would soon come down, and now the design for James’ replacement has been revealed.
Friday, a local NBC-affiliated television station, WKYC, showed Cleveland’s new look: a picture of a statues from the city’s Lorain-Carnegie Bridge, also known as the traffic guardian, with the slogan, “All For The Land.”
Cleveland unveils replacement design for LeBron James banner https://t.co/TqFnRlUbx6 pic.twitter.com/0K1GZDcatK
— WKYC Channel 3 News (@wkyc) September 7, 2018
Another Ohio athlete could have taken James’ place, as ESPN reported in late August that Jarvis Landry’s brother tried to get the three-time Pro Bowl wide receiver on the side of the building. But those attempts were unsuccessful.