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

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

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

It was reported to police shortly after dawn on Wednesday and has since been painted over, she said.

Cleveland Cavaliers star LeBron James?said "being black in America is tough" in response to the news that?Los Angeles police were investigating a racial slur spray-painted on the front gate of one of his homes.

The news conference was supposed to be about the start of the National Basketball Association finals Thursday - but the first question to LeBron James wasn't about dealing with the Warriors' Draymond Green.

"Racism will always be part of the world, part of America", James said.

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The slur was painted over by the time officers arrived, authorities said. My family is safe, that's most important. Capt. Patricia Sandoval, a spokeswoman for the Los Angeles Police Department, said neither James nor his family was in their secondary home at the time. "No matter how much money you have, how famous you are, how much people admire you, being black in America is tough".

James bought the house just over two years ago for just under $21 million, according to public records.

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He added: "We've got a long way to go for us as a society and us as African-Americans until we feel equal in America".

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The most unfortunate aspect of his situation, James said later, was that he couldn't be with his children to talk about it with them.

"Race, and what's going on [in America], comes up again", James said. "But to do his legacy any justice, let's use this moment as a call to action to all professional athletes to educate ourselves, explore these issues, speak up, use our influence and renounce all violence and, most importantly, go back to our communities, invest our time, our resources, help rebuild them, help strengthen them, help change them".

It was hard for James to think that he won't be home with his family until next week and he said he would settle instead for a FaceTime call, saying, "It's kind of killing me right now".

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