Cops: Racial slur sprayed on LeBron James' Los Angeles home

The Los Angeles home of Cleveland Cavaliers star LeBron James was vandalized with a racial slur, according to TMZ.

LeBron James has been called a lot of things, but nothing like what was found on his L.A. home Wednesday morning (May 31).

Patricia Sandoval, a spokeswoman for the Los Angeles Police Department, tells The Associated Press that James wasn't home at the time. Police are investigating it as an act of vandalism and possible hate crime.

This occurs just one day before the Cleveland Cavaliers play Game 1 of the NBA Finals against the Golden State Warriors. Golden State won the first series in 2014-2015 while the Cavs became the first team ever to comeback from a 3-1 deficit to win the 2015-2016 championship.

This year also marks the seventh straight NBA Finals appearance for James, who won back-to-back NBA championships with the Miami Heat in 2012 and 2013.

James purchased the home in 2015 but does not reside there on a regular basis.

James does not live in the house and was not believed to be in it at the time. James was in Los Angeles most of last summer working with his production company. He lives in Bath, Ohio. "If this is going to shed a light and to continue to keep the conversation going on my behalf, I'm okay with it".

"My family is safe, they're safe and that's the most important", James said.

"It goes to show that racism will always be part of the world, part of America", James said.

  • Jo Lloyd