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New banner replacing LeBron James’ in Cleveland gets roasted on Twitter

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Cleveland Cavaliers CEO Len Komorowski stood before the Cleveland Planning Commission on Friday morning to propose a new banner for the LeBron James variant that once hung from the Sherwin-Williams building across from Quicken Loans Arena. Cavs fans were not happy.

The statue pictured on the banner is one of Cleveland’s “Guardians of Traffic.” Two such statues — designed by sculptor Henry Hering and architect Frank Walker — stand on the Hope Memorial Bridge (formerly the Lorain–Carnegie Bridge), which leads to the city’s West side. The banner also bears the Cleveland Cavaliers and Destination Cleveland logos.

The Cavs’ proposal passed within the first 10 minutes of the meeting, with several city officials in unanimous favor of the design. Those on social media, however, had a different opinion.

Let’s take a look at some fan reactions.

Though the new banner has received quite a bit of criticism on social media, the Cavs made it clear that their goal was to honor one of Cleveland’s iconic landmarks and represent the community in a respectful way.

As most hoops fans know, James’ banner was taken down in July, shortly after he announced his decision to play for the Los Angeles Lakers.

There is no official date set for the new banner’s unveiling, but team officials say it should be ready for the start of this season.

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