Los Angeles police were called Wednesday to a home belonging to Cleveland Cavaliers star LeBron James to investigate a racial slur spray-painted on the front gate.
The graffiti, which included the N-word, was on an outer gate of the residence, said Los Angeles police officer Aareon Jefferson. The incident is technically being investigated as a hate crime, though it has yet to be officially classified as such.
The LAPD says the slur was painted over Wednesday morning.
The Los Angeles Police Department told ABC News James was likely with the team in Oakland and not at his LA home.
Investigators are looking at security footage.
James bought the house in 2015 for over $20 million.
The graffiti has since been covered up.
LeBron James' home has been vandalised with a racial slur ahead of the National Basketball Association finals between his Cleveland team and Golden State.