Paint company Sherwin-Williams has scrapped plans to remove a football field-sized banner of NBA star LeBron James from its building near the upcoming Republican National Convention.
James, who helped the Cleveland Cavaliers win their first NBA title earlier this month, saw a 10-story banner of himself hung on the side of Sherwin-Williams' global headquarters building in 2014 when he returned to the team he began his career with.
The company, however, planned to take down the banner and replace it with a red-white-and-blue one that reads, "This Land is Our Land: 150 Years in Cleveland" for the convention. A Change.org petition and a social media campaign made Sherwin-Williams change its mind, reports Cleveland.com.
Sherwin-Williams will also donate $150,000 to the LeBron James Family Foundation.
Cleveland will play host to the Republican National Convention from July 18-21. Donald Trump
is expected to be named the party's presidential nominee.
The Sherwin-Williams building in Cleveland is less than a quarter mile from where the convention will take place at the Quicken Loans Arena.
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