LeBron James On Racial Slur Incident: “Being Black In America Is Tough” (VIDEO)


by Yohance Kyles (@HUEYmixwitRILEY)

(AllHipHop News) While LeBron James is preparing to play in his seventh straight NBA Finals, the basketball megastar is having to deal with a “racially motivated slur” being painted on his Los Angeles home.

Jame spoke about the situation during a press conference for the Finals.

“No matter how much money you have, no matter how famous you are, no matter how many people admire you, being black in America is tough,” said the 4-time league MVP. “We got a long way to go, for us as a society and for us as African-Americans, until we feel equal in America.”

LeBron has been one of the most outspoken contemporary athletes on racial and social issues in this country.

In the past several years, James publicly protested against the tragic deaths of Trayvon Martin, Mike Brown, and Eric Garner which were all focal points of the Black Lives Matter movement.

He was also a vocal critic of former L.A. Clippers owner Donald Sterling who was caught on tape making racist comments.

The Los Angeles Police Department is said to be investigating the graffiti incident at the James home as a hate crime.