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