Lebron James is a polarizing figure. Depending on what side of the fence you are on, you either love him or hate him. There really is no in-between. Unfortunately because of this there is a lot of horrific news that stems out of all the hate for him. People burned his jersey when he left Cleveland and now a story broke yesterday that his home in Los Angeles was vandalized. TMZ first reported the vandalization consisted of a racial slur spray-painted on his front gate.
Let’s see what Twitter was saying of this latest hate crime.
The L.A. home of LeBron James was reportedly vandalized with a racial slur.https://t.co/50kU1QvHTW
— SportsCenter (@SportsCenter) May 31, 2017
LeBron James responds to the vandalism incident at his home pic.twitter.com/goMoicIIit
— Sports Illustrated (@SInow) May 31, 2017
Gate leading to LA home of LeBron James vandalized with a spray-painted racial slur https://t.co/42pXyUfm9u
— Philip Lewis (@Phil_Lewis_) May 31, 2017
Yesterday LeBron James announced that he wanted to own an NBA team.
Today this happens. Hardly a coincidence. https://t.co/TyuJlDcpi7
— Nathaniel Friedman (@freedarko) May 31, 2017
Nooses at DC museums. Racial slur at LeBron James' home in LA. Men slain in Portland after defending woman in hijab. What is happening?
— Matt Viser (@mviser) June 1, 2017
I'm shocked and disgusted someone would vandalize Lebron James home with the "n word" especially since the word wasn't "NotasgoodasJordan"
— Joe Numbas (@JoeNumbas) June 1, 2017
I blame Trump if its true LeBron's home was vandalized with n-word. His prejudice has contributed to a spike in racism & anti-semitism.
— elizabeth (@lizgldmrk) May 31, 2017
"Hate in America, especially for African-Americans, is living every day." LeBron addresses vandalism to his home. https://t.co/2dvNKsWvzm
— ESPN (@espn) May 31, 2017
Very unfortunate timing for this senseless act to take place about 24 hours before James and the Cleveland Cavaliers take on the Golden State Warriors in Game 1 of the NBA Finals. I think we can all agree that hate crimes like this one have no place here in the United States. It's incidents like these that make you pause, take a step back, and ask yourself "Where is the love?"