LeBron James' L.A. home vandalized with reported racist graffiti ahead of NBA Finals

LeBron James' Los Angeles home was vandalized on Wednesday morning with a racial slur painted on the gate of his Brentwood neighborhood estate, according to a report from USA Today. TMZ first reported the news.  

Here's more from USA Today:

A racial slur was painted on the gate of the Brentwood neighborhood estate but has since been covered over by property management, Eisenman said. Police did not provide details on what the racial slur was.

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The LAPD is investigating the hate crime and an official police report is expected later Wednesday. Eisenman did not specify if security footage is being used as part of the investigation to identify any suspects for the graffiti. 

The Los Angeles Police Department reportedly responded at 6:44 a.m. where the vandalism was first discovered. The news comes ahead of James' clash with the Golden State Warriors in the NBA Finals, which starts on Thursday at Golden State. Media availability for Game 1 of the Finals will start at 3 p.m. ET on Wednesday. It is uncertain whether or not James will address the incident to the public.

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