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.”

Sandoval also stated that Lebron wasn’t home at the time and that someone painted over the graffiti before officers arrived.