Cleveland Cavaliers Baller Lebron James is frustrated and angry. And he has every right to be.
On Wednesday morning, it was discovered that a racial slur was spray painted on the security fence of his Brentwood, CA mansion.
The Los Angeles Police responded to the residence around 7 a.m. PT, but it was not immediately clear when the language was painted on the gate.
A source close to the investigation told NBC News that the “N-word” was spray-painted on the driveway gate.
No further information has been released about the ongoing investigation. Investigators are viewing the survellence footage in hopes of identifying the suspects.
Speaking to reporters in Oakland, a distant and visibly upset James spoke on the matter.
“If this is to shed a light and continuing to keep the conversation going on my behalf then I’m OK with it.”
He continued, “My family is safe, they’re safe and that’s the most important,” James said. “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. Even though that it’s concealed most of the time, you know people hide their faces and will say things about you and when they see you they smile in your face, it’s alive every single day.”
A neighbor, Mary Kay Wulf, responded to the incident. “This is a man who should be celebrated and emulated for everything he’s done. To deface his house is really appalling.”