On Wednesday, LeBron James revealed a sad story for not only the world of sports, but all of America. On the eve of the NBA Finals, James' Los Angeles home was vandalized by a unidentified bigot.
The racist vandal allegedly spray painted the N-word on the front gate of the estate. James addressed the media, and spoke openly about the despicable incident:
LeBron James shares thoughts on his Los Angeles house getting vandalized. pic.twitter.com/4RFLK42xhu
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According to the LAPD, they are investigating this not only as an act of vandalism, but as a potential hate crime.
"As I sit here on the eve of one of the greatest sporting events we have, race and what is going on comes again. On my behalf, family's behalf, I look at this as if this sheds a light and keeps the conversation going. My family is safe, that's most important. Just shows that racism will always be a part of the world, part of America."
Property managers believe the incident was captured on surveillance video, but so far, no arrests have been made.
Meanwhile, James now has to shift his focus back to the basketball court for game one of the NBA Finals set to tip Thursday night at 8 p.m. CT.