Los Angeles Police Department are investigating a racial slur spray-painted on the front gate of Lebron James’ LA home.
Capt. Patricia Sandoval from the LAPD said an unidentified person spray-painted the N-word on the front gate. Police are investigating it as an act of vandalism and a possible hate crime.
During NBA Finals media day yesterday, Lebron discussed the matter saying “being black in America is tough”.
“As I sit here on the eve of one of the greatest sporting events we have, race and what is going on comes again,” he said.
“On my behalf, family’s behalf, I look at this as if this sheds a light and keeps the conversation going. My family is safe, that’s most important.
“Just shows that racism will always be a part of the world, part of America. Hate in America especially for African-Americans is living every day. It is hidden most days. It is alive every single day. … No matter how much money you have, how famous you are, how much people admire you, being black in America is tough.”
LeBron James on his LA home being vandalized: "Being black in America is tough." pic.twitter.com/5Ya9xfFELM
— NBA Inside Stuff (@NBAInside_Stuff) June 1, 2017
Sandoval also stated that Lebron wasn’t home at the time and that someone painted over the graffiti before officers arrived.