CLEVELAND - The new LeBron James banner is up!
The famed LeBron James banner displayed at Sherwin-Williams’ global headquarters in downtown Cleveland was taken down this week to receive a facelift.
Crews dismantled the current banner from Monday until Wednesday.
The updated banner is identical to the one featuring LeBron’s outstretched arms with one significant change: A gold Larry O’Brien Championship trophy patch will be added to the back collar of LeBron’s jersey.
The new banner arrived in Cleveland at 7 a.m. Wednesday and was hoisted atop the roof for the night.
Sherwin-Williams was to begin installing it Friday but postponed the installation until today (Saturday) because of the pouring rain.
In a press release Sunday, Sherwin Williams noted:
Consider since the banner went up in 2014:
1. CAVS make a historic comeback after being down 3-1 to win the championship.
2. The Cleveland Monsters win their hockey championship with the banner in place.
3. Cleveland’s own UFC heavyweight champ Stipe Miocic, brought the city an individual world championship in May and leads Cleveland Cavaliers championship parade. Miocic is No. 1 in the USA TODAY Sports/MMA heavyweight rankings.
4. And now the Indians win a division title, league championship, and are in the hunt for the World Series against Chicago while the banner continues to give off its “positive aura” of good luck….lucky charm…4 leaf clover!
- 10 stories tall
- 25,000 square feet of material
- One of the top 10 largest wall banners in the U.S.
- Weighs 1.3 tons.
- 10 people will spend 12 hours installing the banner
- 15 people spent 300 hours creating, manufacturing, transporting and installing the banner