Cops: Racial slur sprayed on LeBron James' Los Angeles home

Klay Thompson

Cleveland Cavaliers superstar LeBron James' Los Angeles home was vandalised with a racial slur, police said one day before he prepares to take the court in game one of the National Basketball Association finals.

"Some type of slur was painted on his gate, and property management painted over it already", she said.

James is now in Northern California, where his reigning NBA champion Cleveland Cavaliers are preparing to take on the Golden State Warriors in the NBA Finals.

"No matter how much money you have, no matter how famous you are, no matter how many people admire you, being black in America is tough", James said at a press conference.

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Los Angeles Police Department detectives are investigating the incident as a possible hate crime and are examining security-camera footage from nearby homes in an attempt to identify the perpetrator.

James does not live in the house, which is in the Brentwood area, and he was not believed to be in it at the time.

The Cavaliers are scheduled to face off on Thursday (Friday NZT) against the Golden State Warriors in Oakland.


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