Racial slur sprayed on LeBron James' Los Angeles home

Raquel Nash
June 2, 2017

"It just goes to show that racism will always be part of the world, part of America, and that hate, especially for African-Americans, is living every day".

Los Angeles police were called Wednesday to a home belonging to Cleveland Cavaliers star LeBron James to investigate a reported racial slur spray-painted on the front gate.

James was not at the 9,440-square-foot home at the time of the incident, according to TMZ. The Cavaliers are scheduled to face off on Thursday against the Golden State Warriors in Oakland, California. The Brentwood home is not James' primary residence.?Capt. Patricia Sandoval, a spokeswoman for the Los Angeles Police Department, told The Associated Press that James wasn't home at the time. He lives in Bath, Ohio. "This is where his family chooses to live a portion of the time and for somebody to come here and to demean it in the way that they have done is unconscionable", said Jody Konstand.

After being asked about the graffiti, James stated, "No matter how much money you have, no matter how famous you are, no matter how many people admire you, you know being black in America is tough". James spent several weeks in Los Angeles last summer working with his production company.


After noting that the vandalism had intruded on "one of the greatest sporting events that we have", James said that if the incident keeps the conversation about racism alive, James said, "then I'm OK with it".

"I'll be focused tomorrow on the game, on all the games", James said.

"I look at my son being four years removed from driving his own auto and being able to leave the house on his own", James said. "Basketball comes second to my family".

"And I think back to Emmett Till's mom, actually". "At the end of the day they're safe, and that's the most important".

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