Lebron James’ LA Home Vandalized With Racial Slur

Cleveland Cavaliers star Lebron James‘ Los Angeles home was vandalized Wednesday. According to police, an unidentified person spray painted the N-word on the front gate of James’ $20 million home in the Brentwood neighborhood Wednesday morning. The NBA star and his family were not at their secondary home at the time of the incident.

“No matter how much money you have, no matter how famous you are, no matter how many people admire you, being black in America is tough,” James said. “We have a long way to go for us as a society and for us as African-Americans until we feel equal in America. But my family is safe, and that’s what’s important.”

The property manger said the incident was caught on surveillance tape.

“As I sit here on the eve of one of the greatest sporting events that we have in sports, you know, race and what’s going on comes again, and on my behalf and my family’s behalf. But I mean I look at it as, if this is to shed a light and continuing to keep the conversation going on my behalf then I’m OK with it,” James said. “My family is safe, they’re safe and that’s the most important. But it just goes to show that racism will always be a part of the world, a part of America. You know hate in America, especially for African-Americans, is living every day.”

James purchased the home in 2015, not long after his production company signed a $15 million developmental deal with Warner Bros. His primary resdience is in Bath, OH.

“I’m at a point in my life where my priorities are in place,” James said. “Basketball comes second to my family. It actually comes after me continuing to be a role model to the youth and what I do as far as with my foundation. … I will be as focused as I can be on the job at hand tomorrow, but this is a situation where it puts me back in place of what’s actually more important. And basketball is not the most important thing in my life.”

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