The front gate leading up to LeBron James' Los Angeles home was reportedly spray painted with the n-word and detectives are investigating it as a hate crime, according to a TMZ report.

According to the report, multiple LAPD units and a neighborhood patrol vehicle responded to LeBron's LA home early this morning, and investigators are now looking for security footage from neighbors which may show the culprit who graffiti'd the outer gate.

LeBron, who is currently in the Bay Area preparing for Game 1 of the NBA Finals tomorrow night, bought the home in 2015 but does not live there on a regular basis. 

It is not believed that LeBron or his family were at the home at the time of the incident.