News of Cleveland Cavaliers player, LeBron James being a victim of a racist act has flooded the news recently. Now, let's get to know what authorities have been doing about it.

Various LAPD units and a neighborhood patrol vehicle were on the scene early Wednesday morning, as the "n-word" was seen painted on LeBron James' front gate and there are no witnesses. However, security footage was obtained from neighbors and it is currently being looked into. The act of racism has been covered up by the police, as the search for the perpetrator continues.

The Brentwood home in Los Angeles was reportedly bought by LeBron James back in 2015.

The 9,440 square feet property was purchased by James for around $20.9 million and was rarely used by the NBA star, as he currently resides in Ohio.

Latest update from authorities

According to Los Angeles Police Department's Capt. Patricia Sandoval, an unknown individual performed the act of vandalism on the gate. Police are currently looking into the case as a potential hate crime. Sandoval also added that someone had painted over the racial comment right before officers arrived early Wednesday morning.

LeBron James on lessons learned from incident

In an interview with ESPN's Rachel Nichols, James said that the incident has given him and his kids a lesson. "I'm going to give them the blueprint of life, but at the end of the day, they're going to have to walk their own course, as well." James further added, "I just hope they understand that at the end of the day, you have to always shed light on things that may seem like they're at their darkest point."

James mentioned that the incident just proves that racism is very much prevalent in the world - as a part of America.

The hate going around in the US, especially for African-Americans has not disappeared and is mostly hidden nowadays. He said hate is "alive every single day."

NBA Finals Game 1

This upcoming series will be James' seventh consecutive NBA Finals. Many fans are expecting their favorite player to do what he does best, as he and the Cavs face the Golden State Warriors in the Bay Area for Game 1 on Thursday.

The 32-year-old LeBron James is NBA's highest-paid player as he earns over $30 million annually. Just last week, he became the all-time leading scorer in the playoffs, surpassing the Chicago Bulls' very own legend and the greatest player of all time, Michael Jordan. Hopefully, this incident will not affect James' performance in the upcoming series, as he will face a tough challenge and will have to give his best.

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