Cleveland Cavaliers’ icon LeBron James‘ off- season home at Los Angeles was vandalized with graffiti of racial slur, TMZ reported.
The 3 times NBA Champion is set to face the Golden State Warriors in his 7th NBA Finals today for their 1st Game when he heard the news. He is currently at the San Francisco Bay Arena with his team as they prepare for the game. He bought the house in 2015 and it appears he seldom lives there expect for the off seasons.
“Racism will always be a part of the world, a part of America and hate in America, especially for African- Americans… And even though that it’s concealed most of the time, people hide their faces and will say things about you and when they see you, they’ ll smile in your face; it’s alive every single day” LeBron said in a press conference after the incident.
Only losers would do such disgraceful thing. The thing about racism is, people are too dumb to make judgment based on skin color. It’s funny the big names in basketball; Michael Jordan, Kobe Bryant, Shaq O’neal, Paul Pierce are all black and their achievements in the world of sports speaks for themselves. Racism in 2017 is really off and if anyone is still doing that, it just translate how shallow some people reason. LeBron termed the act as a “hate crime”.
“No matter how much money you have, no matter how famous you are, no matter how may people admire you, being black in America is tough and we’ve got a long way to go for us as a society and us as African- Americans until we feel equal in America”.
He just reaffirmed his interest in owning a team sometime to come and the next thing they vandalize his house; that’s petty and definitely a hate move. “I will own a team someday. That’s my next thing… I think it’ll be cool. I’ll stay part of the game and still be able to put people in position of power” he told Ken Berger of Athletic this week.
Racism in sports must come to an abrupt end; it’s just a game with competition no need no unnecessary drama. America show to the other nations what they should envy but this disgusting side of some makes it seem like the nation is moving in a backward direction. If the sore losers are better off than him, they would have to show the substance they have but clearly they don’t measure up.
The Los Angeles Police department got to the scene at 7 am and covered up the racial graffiti. They have assured they would check security footage in the neighboring homes to find out the victim. “My family is safe and that’s what’s important” LeBron assured.