LeBron James’s Los Angeles Home Painted With Racial Slur, Police Say

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LeBron James last week. A racial slur was reported to have been spray painted on his Los Angeles house on Wednesday.

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A racial slur was spray painted on a Los Angeles home owned by LeBron James on Wednesday, the police said, just a day before the basketball superstar was set to play in his seventh straight N.B.A. finals.

Officer Norma Eisenman, a spokeswoman for the Los Angeles Police Department, said that the episode was being investigated as a hate crime, and that the slur had been painted over by the property’s managers.

Officer Aareon Jefferson, a spokesman for the Police Department, said that someone had called to report the slur at 6:44 Wednesday morning and that it was covered up by the time officers arrived at the home in West Los Angeles a short while later.

He said the incident was still being investigated and that they did not know who had reported the slur. He did not know whether anyone was home at the time.

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