The Los Angeles home of Cleveland Cavaliers star LeBron James was attacked by vandals early Wednesday, according to multiple reports.
A racial slur – the N-word – was spray painted on the front gate of James’ Brentwood home on the 200 block of Rockingham Avenue, according to CBS Los Angeles. Police are investigating the incident as a possible hate crime.
Investigators are looking for security footage from neighbors in an attempt to identify the person who committed the act, TMZ reported.
A spokeswoman for the Los Angeles Police Department told The Associated Press that James, who reportedly bought the property in 2015, wasn’t home at the time of the incident. The Cavaliers are in the Bay Area, preparing to face the Golden State Warriors in Thursday’s Game 1 of the NBA Finals.
James addressed the situation during a media availability session leading up to Game 1.
LeBron James responds to the vandalism incident at his home pic.twitter.com/goMoicIIit
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