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In the days following Kobe Bryant’s death, the mural that was covered up by the NBA team was vandalised in a similar manner, and was eventually covered up.
Lazurus painted the mural in the days after Bryant’s funeral.
According to the mural’s owner, he painted the picture himself after hearing about the tragedy.
“He wanted to pay tribute to Kobe, he wanted to put a message out,” the owner told FourFour Movies.
“It was a bit surreal, but the message was very clear.
I didn’t really know how to explain it.
I thought it was a great idea.”
The mural was painted on the side of the road where Bryant was killed.
As it stands, the image on the mural shows a man’s head with the word “LA” scrawled across it, with the caption “LA LOSES” painted on top.
The owner said he had no idea who painted the image until he had to pay a fine to cover it up.
“I didn’t want to pay for it, but I felt bad for the person who did it.
So, I paid the fine,” he said.
After the incident, the artist was given a three-year jail sentence, but was allowed to keep the mural.
But he is now planning to paint another mural in his honour.
“We’re planning on painting a mural in honor of Kobe,” the mural owner said.