LeBron reacts to slur spray painted on LA home
- Author: Angelo Rivera Jun 02, 2017,
Jun 02, 2017, 1:51
James spoke about the incident at press conference today. James brought up the decision of the mother of Emmett Till to hold an open-casket funeral "because she wanted to show the world what her son went through.being black in America".
After Baltimore Orioles outfielder Adam Jones was the target of racial slurs while playing against the Boston Red Sox at Fenway Park, James said, "Racism, we know, exists". But at the end of the day, I can only tell them so much, and they have to go out and live it themselves.
Earlier this year, James came to the defense of Baltimore Orioles' player Adam Jones, who was the victim of racial slurs. "But my family is safe, and that's what's important".
The Los Angeles Police Department told ABC News James was likely with the team in Oakland and not at his LA home.
"I can't be home to see my boys right now", James said.
The house isn't James' main residence, and he might have been forgiven for refusing to let vandalism distract him from competing for an National Basketball Association title.
James bought the house in 2015, not long after his production company signed a $15 million developmental deal with Warner Bros., an agreement that has him spending more time in Southern California.
"On my behalf and my family's behalf. if this it to shed the light and keep the conversation going, then on my behalf, I'm okay with it". James' primary residence during the NBA season is in Akron, Ohio, though he is now preparing for his third consecutive NBA Finals with the Cleveland Cavaliers against the Golden State Warriors. James was not present when the vandalism took place, Eisenman said.
"Hopefully I give them enough life skills that when they get ready to fly, they can fly on their own".