Even those not familiar with Cleveland may recognize this spot. For years, several LeBron James/Nike banners covered the brick façade of Sherwin-Williams world headquarters. The final one came down last summer, soon after James announced he was taking his talents to South Beach.
Sherwin-Williams then replaced the Nike banner with this. A big improvement I think.
That it hangs where the James banners once did adds to its beauty. I see it as a symbol of hope for the city.
Through the disappointment of all the woes pressing on the North Coast, which the James departure was a reflection of, there are still people here who take pride in Cleveland, representing Cleveland, and staying in Cleveland.
Are things down right now? Without a doubt. Can they get better? I think so. But we need people here who are willing to work to turn the city around.
This banner replaced those tattered Nike ads. Cleveland can recover from its current beat-up state. And those that take part can claim, “We were all witnesses.”