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Here's LeBron James' response to racist vandalism at his L.A. home

LeBron James gave a statement the day before Game 1 of the NBA Finals.

LeBron James’ Los Angeles home was vandalized Wednesday, one day before Game 1 of the NBA Finals between the Warriors and Cavaliers. Someone painted a racial slur on the front gate.

A visibly distressed James gave a statement regarding the incident:

You can read exactly what he said in the press conference below:

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The follow-up question, of course, mentioned the upcoming finals:

Ben Golliver / Sports Illustrated

Next, we realize James is with his team and not his family during this difficult time. James talked a little about how he hopes to handle talking about the incident with his sons:

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As evidenced in the video, James has to deal with his own emotions about the incident, to which he mostly said he was still figuring them out:

Ben Golliver / Sports Illustrated

LAPD received a call about the slur a little before 7 a.m. on Wednesday morning. The gate was repainted the same day. The incident has not yet been categorized as a hate crime, and officials are still looking at nearby security cameras, hoping to determine the identity of the vandal.