Cops: Racial slur sprayed on LeBron James’ Los Angeles home

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FILE - In this April 23, 2015, file photo, Cleveland Cavaliers forward LeBron James pauses during a game in the Cavaliers' first-round NBA playoff basketball series against the Boston Celtics in Boston. James is giving kids from Akron--ones with challenging backgrounds like his--the chance to go to college for free. The NBA star has partnered with the University of Akron to provide a guaranteed four-year scholarship to the school for students in James' "I Promise" program who qualify. The scholarship will cover tuition and the university's general service fee. (AP Photo/Charles Krupa, File)

LOS ANGELES (AP) – Police are investigating after someone spray painted a racial slur on the front gate of LeBron James’ home in Los Angeles on the eve of the NBA Finals.

It happened Wednesday morning in the Brentwood neighborhood.

Capt. Patricia Sandoval, a spokeswoman for the Los Angeles Police Department, tells The Associated Press that James wasn’t home at the time. She says the property manager told officers they believe the incident was captured on surveillance video.

Police are investigating it as an act of vandalism and a possible hate crime.

Sandoval says someone painted over the slur before officers arrived at the home to investigate.

James’ agent, Rich Paul, declined to comment. James and the Cleveland Cavaliers play the Golden State Warriors in NBA Finals beginning Thursday night, with Game 1 in Oakland.

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