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NBA: Racial slur sprayed on LBJ’s home

LOS ANGELES (AP) — 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.

An unidentified person spray painted the N-word on the front gate of James’ home in the Brentwood neighborhood Wednesday morning, said Capt. Patricia Sandoval, a spokeswoman for the Los Angeles Police Department.

James wasn’t at the home at the time, but the property manager told officers that they believe the incident was captured on surveillance video, Sandoval said. Police are investigating it as an act of vandalism and possible hate crime.

Someone painted over the slur before officers arrived to investigate, Sandoval said.

Speaking in Oakland, where his Cleveland Cavaliers face the Golden State Warriors in the NBAFinals beginning Thursday night, James said, “if this is to shed a light and continuing to keep the conversation going on my behalf then I’m OK with it.”

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