Wednesday, October 27, 2010
LeBron James banner replaced
CLEVELAND -- Something new is hanging out in LeBron's old spot.
A giant black-and-white banner depicting Cleveland's skyline has replaced the iconic one of LeBron James, his arms spead out wide, that hung on a building across the street from Quicken Loans Arena while the two-time MVP played for the Cleveland Cavaliers.
James left as a free agent this summer, and in the days after his departute, the Nike billboard, which became a target for rock-throwing fans on the night he announced his decison, was removed.
The new banner was put up by Sherwin-Williams Co., and includes the phrase: "Our Home Since 1866. Our Pride Forever."
Plans to hang the banner on Tuesday were delayed one day by high winds.