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

James and the Cleveland Cavaliers face the Golden State Warriors in the NBA Finals beginning Thursday night, with Game 1 in Oakland.

National Basketball Association superstar LeBron James took aim at racism in America on Wednesday after police said a racial slur was painted on a gate of the home he owns in Los Angeles.

"If this can keep the communication going and shine the light and keep us progressing and not regressing, that's the main thing", James said.

"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 Wednesday.

"And we've got a long way to go for us as a society and for us as African-Americans until we feel equal in America", he added. Investigators are looking for any possible suspect involved, Los Angeles police spokeswoman Norma Eisenman said.

"My family is safe". "My family is safe, and that's the most important".

"But my wife is unbelievable. she said everything's fine, so that helps me out a lot". It'll pass. It's fine. She says the property manager told officers they believe the incident was captured on surveillance video. Police confirmed the incident, which is still under investigation, to ESPN.

The NBA star bought the house back in 2015, but does not live there on a regular basis.

"On the eve of one of the greatest events we have in sports, race and what's going on comes again", James said.

"Racism will always be part of the world, part of America", James said. The 9,440-square-foot home is not James' primary residence.

The most unfortunate aspect of his situation, James said later, was that he couldn't be with his children to talk about it with them. "And hopefully I give them enough life skills throughout their journey where, when they're ready to fly, they can fly on their own".

"I know it wasn't a good pass", said the reigning back-to-back MVP.

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