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Ride or Die: Lebron "lovers" will always have his back

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Lebron James painting hanging  in "Transformations" barbershop in Akron. Lebron James painting hanging in "Transformations" barbershop in Akron.
AKRON, OH (WOIO) -

At Transformations Barbershop in Akron they talk a lot about sports, and the one athlete they've got their eyes on is Lebron James.

Owner Carmine Robinson and Barber Dexter Shoates grew up together in Akron. 
They've been Lebron James fans since his high school days. 

"We follow Lebron James -- just about everything he does," said Shoates.

It's hard to find anyone who'll say a bad word about Lebron in the shop, but it happens from time to time. 

"We get Lebron haters but we're used to hearing what they have to say," said Shoates. 

Robinson was so moved by James' success and community outreach that he had an artist  draw James in a mural on the wall. 

"Of course I had to have my main man Lebron James coming through when he won the championship," said Robinson describing the painting. 

Instead of wearing his Lebron James jersey, Robinson put it on his barbershop chair, he says it brings his business good luck. 

Robinson named his shop Transformations because it symbolized a time of change in his life. He hopes James will be the change the Cavs need to win a championship. 

However, he's quick to add if he doesn't, he'll still be a winner. 

"If he comes back, if he doesn't come back I'm still going to have him in my shop and I hope that he makes it to the top," said Robinson.

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