A racial epithet was spray-painted on the front gate of LeBron James’ home in Brentwood, and the NBA star said he wants to use the incident as a learning experience for his family and others.
The vandalism was discovered about 6:45 a.m. and has since been painted over by the property manager, LAPD Officer Norma Eisenman said.
A source who was not authorized to speak publicly about the case described the slur as the “N-word.”
In a news conference Wednesday, James said his family was safe and that the vandalism revealed how deeply entrenched racism is in this country.
“It goes to show that racism will always be a part of the world, a part of America. Hate in America,...