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Hate crime reported at home of LeBron James

Published: Wednesday, May 31, 2017 @ 12:32 PM
By: Marcus Hartman - Staff Writer

LeBron James has a distraction to deal with just prior to the beginning of the NBA Finals.

TMZ reported Wednesday a home in Los Angeles owned by the Cleveland Cavaliers star was vandalized with a racial epithet:

…Someone spray painted the n-word on the front gate and detectives are now investigating, cops tell TMZ Sports.

Here’s what we know … multiple LAPD units and a neighborhood patrol vehicle responded to the home early Wednesday morning. We’re told the word was scrawled on the outer gate.

James, who maintains a home in Northeast Ohio, and the Cavaliers are set to face the Golden State Warriors in a rematch of the last two NBA Finals.

Game 1 is Thursday night.