Racist vandalizes LeBron James’ home the day before NBA Finals

One day before the NBA Finals were set to kick off, LeBron James and his family were given a cruel reminder of racism in America.

According to reports by NBC Los Angeles, James’ home was vandalized with a racial slur. On the morning of May 31, LAPD responded to a call of vandalism in the Brentwood neighborhood. When police arrived, they noticed a racial slur painted on the gate of the residence.

James recently responded to the racism aimed at Baltimore Orioles star Adam Jones. Jones was called the N-word several times by White racist fans at Boston’s Fenway Park.

“It’s a delicate situation,” James told reporters about the incident involving Adams. “Racism, we know, exists. You try not to put yourself in a position, for me as a father, I try to give my kids the blueprint on how life is gonna be. But at the end of the day, I can only tell them so much, and they have to go out and live it themselves. For me, I just try to be respectful, for one, respectful to others, and I feel like if you do that consistently, then I believe the karma will come back to you.”

James also revealed his thoughts on playing in Boston, a city known for racist antics.

“With the Adam Jones situation, I don’t know who said it or what happened, the whole community in Boston, whatever the case may be, and I’ve heard a couple athletes say that you expect that when you go to Boston,” James said. “For me, I’ve been to Boston and I’ve played in Boston a lot, I just try to have tunnel vision when I play. I can’t recall ever hearing something that was racism toward me.”

James and the Cleveland Cavs will face-off against the Golden State Warriors on June 1.

A.R. Shaw
A.R. Shaw

A.R. Shaw is an author and journalist who documents culture, politics, and entertainment. He has covered The Obama White House, the summer Olympics in London, and currently serves as Lifestyle Editor for Rolling Out magazine. Follow his journey on Twitter @arshaw and Instagram @arshaw23.

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