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Iconic LeBron James banner in downtown Cleveland to be taken down

In a move that should not come as any surprise whatsoever, the iconic LeBron James banner that has loomed over downtown Cleveland since the prodigal son returned home to the Cleveland Cavaliers in 2014 will be taken down.

James will once again make his exodus out of Cleveland, this time to join the Los Angeles Lakers on a four-year, $154 million deal. And Kevin Kleps of Crain’s Cleveland Business reported confirmation Monday the massive banner sponsored by Nike that hangs on the building that houses Sherwin-Williams Co. headquarters will come down sometime this week.

The huge James display measures 10 stories tall, comes in at 1.3-tons and spans roughly 25,000 square feetĀ on the eastern face of the Landmark Office Tower.

As noted in Kleps’ tweet, it remains unknown at this time if another display of some kind, if any, will replace the iconic James banner. That said, a few Cleveland Browns players appear eager to assume King James’ throne in Cleveland, however improbable that outcome coming to fruition may be.