Po­lice in­ves­ti­gat­ing racist graf­fiti on James’ home

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The Los An­ge­les Po­lice Depart­ment is in­ves­ti­gat­ing graf­fiti left on NBA star LeBron James‘ home Wed­nes­day morn­ing as a po­ten­tial hate crime.

Game 1 of the NBA Fi­nals will have a racial charge to it on Thurs­day due to an ep­i­thet left on the L.A. home of Mr. James. The Cleve­land Cava­liers will take on the Golden State War­riors in a highly an­tic­i­pated NBA Fi­nals rub­ber match.

“Some­one spray painted the n-word on the front gate and de­tec­tives are now in­ves­ti­gat­ing,” TMZ re­ported Wed­nes­day af­ter hear­ing from its LAPD sources.

The en­ter­tain­ment web­site also posted a slideshow with cops and pa­trol cars out­side the player’s res­i­dence, which was pur­chased in 2015.

Au­thor­i­ties are look­ing at se­cu­rity footage pro­vided by neigh­bors to glean in­for­ma­tion on a sus­pect.

James and his team bounced back from a 3-1 deficit to the War­riors last year to be­come the league’s cham­pi­ons.

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