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Larger Than Life: The LeBron James Wall

by Joe Gabriele Beat Writer

Photo: Bruce Wimbish - Cavaliers Photos

After practice on Thursday afternoon, LeBron James walked with Larry Hughes over towards the window outside the practice court that faces west and said, “Check out this little picture of me on this building.”

That “little picture” is the new 110-feet tall by 212-foot wide “We Are All Witnesses” wall that adorns the eastern face of the Sherwin Williams building on the corner of West Huron Road and Ontario Street. If you thought the Chosen One was bigger than life before, you should check out his visage stretched across 23,552 feet of mesh.

Statement from Nike
“The ‘We are Witnesses’ wall is a statement for all Cavaliers’ fans to watch the growth, development and legacy of LeBron James through his play on the court and outreach activities in the Greater Cleveland-Akron community.”

What game did the image come from?

  • Nov 15, 2003
  • LeBron's rookie year
  • Cavs at home against Philadelphia 76'ers
  • First quarter breakaway dunk
  • Shot by Mark Duncan – Associated Press/Cleveland

    Cleveland Wall dimensions/stats

  • 110' tall x 212' wide
  • 23,552 square feet of mesh
  • 14 vertical panels
  • 32 gallons of ink were used
  • 1,800 feet of webbing
  • 1,500 feet of weld a belt
  • 3,000 grommets
  • 810 18” steel bolts.
  • 2,089 feet of ½” steel cable with 9 ton load.
  • 300 ratchet straps
  • 20 10,000lb shackles
  • 700 feet of 1” pipe
  • The banner weighs 2,700 pounds
  • 7,800 feet of thread
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