LeBron James is, without any doubt, one of the most hated players in today's NBA. However, what happened yesterday was too much as his Los Angeles home was vandalized with racist graffiti. Unfortunately, this showed us that not even the biggest superstars are safe from racism, and what happened to James was really shocking considering he is one of the most popular athletes in the whole world.

According to reports, a racial slur was sprayed on the gate of James' estate. The police are still looking for the perpetrator and the incident is being investigated as a hate crime.

James, who had spoken about racism many times before, had a powerful message regarding the incident. The Cleveland Cavaliers superstar addressed the media Wednesday afternoon, sharing his thoughts about the vandalism.

'Being black in America is tough'

LeBron James used the incident to talk about the daily struggle of black people in the United States. This was not the only racist incident that recently occurred as there have been a lot more of them in the past few months. It seems that the situation is not getting any better and this incident is another proof of it.

“Hate in America, especially for African Americans, is living everyday," said LeBron. "No matter how much money you have, no matter how famous you are, no matter how many people admire you, being black in America is tough."

James also added that his family is safe and that's the most important thing.

However, he also added how African Americans have a long way to go until they feel equal and that racism will always be part of the world. Unfortunately, LeBron is right about this.

James cannot afford to be distracted

The recent incident is very shocking and heartbreaking, but LeBron James cannot afford to be distracted as he is about to play the toughest playoff series of his career.

It will be hard to not be affected by what happened, as the four-time MVP was specifically targeted by whoever committed this hate crime. However, he will have to be focused and give his best in the series opener on Thursday night.

LeBron and his Cleveland Cavaliers are entering the third straight NBA Finals against the Golden State Warriors, and this time, the Warriors will be stronger than ever. James has done a great job so far in the playoffs and he's having a fantastic postseason run, so we will see if his team can keep playing well and beat the undefeated Warriors.