LeBron James' L.A. Home Vandalized With Racial Slur
The Brentwood home of NBA star Lebron James has been vandalized with a racial slur.
According to TMZ, the front gate of the residence was allegedly spray painted with the N-word. Norma Eisenman, a public information officer with the LAPD, told LAist that the department received a vandalism call about the graffiti at 6:44 a.m. on Wednesday. Currently, there are no suspects, and it's not yet known if someone was at the residence during the time of the vandalism. Various media outlets have reported that James was not home at the time of the incident; he will be in Oakland on Thursday, as the Cleveland Cavaliers play the Golden State Warriors for the first game of the NBA finals.
Eisenman says that detectives at the scene will determine if they will investigate the situation as a hate crime. "They haven't called it a hate crime yet, but it's looking that way," Eisenman told LAist. "They'll have to do their due diligence and make that determination." Eisenman added that the slur has since been painted over by the property's management.