It is their third straight finals match-up, Cleveland winning 4-3 last season, Golden State 4-2 in 2015. James and the Cleveland Cavaliers play the Golden State Warriors in NBA Finals beginning Thursday night, with Game 1 in Oakland.
Police are now investigating an incident that occurred at the Los Angeles-area home of LeBron James, where a racial slur was painted onto the gate Wednesday.
The graffiti was spray-painted on the front gate of James' house and investigators are looking for any possible suspect involved in the vandalism, said Los Angeles police spokeswoman Norma Eisenman. And, you know, hate in America, especially for African Americans, is living every day. "For us as a society and for us as African-Americans, until we feel equal". Mary Kay Wulf, who lives a couple houses away from James, told a group of reporters that she was appalled: "I hope that they find the people who have done it and they label it for what it was - a hate crime - and punish them".
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It was hard for James to think that he won't be home with his family until next week and he said he would settle instead for a FaceTime call, saying, "It's kind of killing me right now". It is 9,440 square feet. "My little girl is too young to actually understand it right now, but I can't sit in front of my boys right now, and I won't be home until next week". "It's kind of killing me. So, for me to be able just to try and give them the blueprint as much as I can on what life has to offer, but at the end of the day they have to walk their own path and hopefully I give them enough life skills so that when they're on their journey and they're ready to fly they can fly on their own".
After noting that the vandalism had intruded on "one of the greatest sporting events that we have", James said that if the incident keeps the conversation about racism alive, James said, "then I'm OK with it".
"But my family is safe and that's what's important".