A Los Angeles home owned by Cleveland Cavaliers star LeBron James was vandalized with racist graffiti and police are investigating the incident as a hate crime, TMZ Sports reported.
Someone spray painted the N-word on the front gate of the home, the website reported. The graffiti has since been covered up.
Multiple LAPD units responded to the home early Wednesday. Authorities are looking for security footage from neighbors that might help in the investigation.
James bought the house in 2015 but apparently does not live there on a regular basis, TMZ Sports reported. He was not at home at the time of the incident.
James and the defending champion Cavaliers face off against the Golden State Warriors in Game 1 of the NBA Finals tonight. This season marks the third straight in which the teams have faced off for the championship.