A home belonging to NBA superstar LeBron James was vandalized with a racial slur, authorities said Wednesday.
The Los Angeles Police Department told NBC News it responded to a call that someone had spray-painted a racial slur on a gate leading to James' property in the Brentwood neighborhood at 6:44 a.m. local time (9:44 a.m. ET) on Wednesday.
A source familiar with the incident told NBC News the "n-word" had been spray-painted on the gate.
The slur was painted over by the time officers arrived, authorities said. It was not immediately clear when it was first spray-painted on the property.
Authorities will likely check video in the area to help identify the culprit.
Property records show that the 9,440-square-foot estate was purchased in 2015 for more than $20 million.
James is set to play in the NBA Finals on Thursday in Oakland against the Golden State Warriors. This will be his seventh trip in a row to the finals. The Ohio native has won three championships and four MVP awards.