James mural vandalized in Florida

A man, who did not wish to be identified, spray paints "Thanks LeBron," over a vandalized mural of the Miami Heat players featuring LeBron James, Friday, July 11, 2014, in Miami. James is returning home to Ohio, reversing the decision he made four years ago that led to two NBA titles in Miami and crushed Cleveland Cavalier fans. "I just don't want people disrespecting LeBron," the man said, " He did so much for the city. I've been waiting all day to get off work to do that." (AP Photo/Wilfredo Lee)
A man, who did not wish to be identified, spray paints "Thanks LeBron," over a vandalized mural of the Miami Heat players featuring LeBron James, Friday, July 11, 2014, in Miami. James is returning home to Ohio, reversing the decision he made four years ago that led to two NBA titles in Miami and crushed Cleveland Cavalier fans. "I just don't want people disrespecting LeBron," the man said, " He did so much for the city. I've been waiting all day to get off work to do that." (AP Photo/Wilfredo Lee)

MIAMI, Fla. (AP) – At least one Miami Heat fan is really upset with LeBron James.

A mural featuring the basketball star’s face was vandalized Friday. It happened shortly after James announced he was returning to the Cleveland Cavaliers.

Serge Toussaint is the artist who painted the mural and said says he’s not upset with what happened.

“I mean, I spent two months in the hot sun painting this, bro. You were like our idol, bro. I didn’t do that do that but I totally agree with whoever did it,” said Toussaint.

James won two NBA titles with the Heat. The Akron native said in a sports illustrated article that he always knew he would eventually return to his home state.

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