Cleveland’s LeBron James Banner Will Be Removed For The Republican Convention

People aren’t happy.

The 10-story banner of LeBron James placed on the side of the Sherwin-Williams headquarters in downtown Cleveland after James returned to the Cavaliers in 2014 will be taken down for 90 days and replaced with a banner aimed at visitors for July’s Republican National Convention.

The 10-story banner of LeBron James placed on the side of the Sherwin-Williams headquarters in downtown Cleveland after James returned to the Cavaliers in 2014 will be taken down for 90 days and replaced with a banner aimed at visitors for July's Republican National Convention.

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In a statement released Tuesday, Sherwin-Williams said a red, white, and blue banner reading “This Land is Our Land” will appear instead. The Cleveland-based paint company said it will “[spotlight] the company’s 150th anniversary and extending a warm welcome to summer visitors.”

Following the Cavaliers' NBA Finals victory on Sunday, the banner was modified to read “Champions” with the Cavaliers' logo 'C'.

A previous banner depicting James was hosted on the side of the building, and was taken down when he left the Cavaliers for the Miami Heat in 2010.

James was emotional Sunday night as he talked about returning to Cleveland and during the Championship parade in Cleveland on Wednesday, James said he intends to stay with the Cavaliers.

The banner when it was put up in 2014.

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On Monday, a Change.org petition was started to keep the James banner up through the summer:

On Monday, a Change.org petition was started to keep the James banner up through the summer:

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