If NBA star LeBron James cannot escape racism, none of us can.
Los Angeles police reportedly responded to calls at James' Brentwood estate on Wednesday morning, where the N-word had been spray-painted on the front gate.
The Cleveland Cavaliers star was not at the $20 million home at the time, ESPN reports. A property manager has since painted over the racial slur.
Investigators are currently reviewing surveillance cameras from neighboring houses to help identify the culprit.
"Oh, it’s a hate crime. It’s a person who has a problem with him, obviously," a source at LAPD’s West LA division told the New York Daily News, confirming it was the N-word that was spray-painted on the gate.
The incident occurred as LeBron and his team gear up for Game 1 in the NBA Finals.
An investigation continues.