Cops: Racial Slur Sprayed on LeBron James’ Los Angeles Home

by: The Associated Press
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LOS ANGELES (AP-Updated-5/31/2017) — Police are investigating after someone spray painted a racial slur on the front gate of LeBron James’ home in Los Angeles on the eve of the NBA Finals.

Cleveland Cavaliers forward LeBron James warms up before an NBA basketball game. (AP Photo/Nam Y. Huh)

It happened Wednesday morning in Brentwood.

 

Capt. Patricia Sandoval, a Los Angeles police spokeswoman, says James wasn’t at the home at the time. She says the property manager told officers they believe the incident was captured on surveillance video.

The front gate of a home belonging to Cleveland Cavaliers’ LeBron James is freshly repainted Wednesday, May 31, 201, in Los Angeles. Police are investigating after someone spray painted a racial slur on the front gate of James’ home in Los Angeles on the eve of the NBA Finals. (AP Photo/Damian Dovarganes)

Sandoval says an unidentified person sprayed painted the N-word on the front gate. Police are investigating it as an act of vandalism and possible hate crime.

She says someone painted over the slur before officers arrived.

Television crews interview pedestrians gathered across from the front gate of a home belonging to Cleveland Cavaliers’ LeBron James, Wednesday, May 31, 201, in Los Angeles. Police are investigating after someone spray painted a racial slur on the front gate of James’ home in Los Angeles on the eve of the NBA Finals. (AP Photo/Damian Dovarganes)

James’ agent, Rich Paul, declined to comment. James and the Cleveland Cavaliers play the Golden State Warriors in NBA Finals beginning Thursday night, with Game 1 in Oakland.

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