LeBron James’ Los Angeles home vandalized with ‘n-word’ graffiti.

The Los Angeles Police Department told NBC News it responded to a call that someone had spray-painted a racial slur on a gate leading to James’ property in the Brentwood neighborhood at 6:44 a.m. local time (9:44 a.m. ET) on Wednesday.

A source familiar with the incident told NBC News the “n-word” had been spray-painted on the gate.

The slur was painted over by the time officers arrived, authorities said.

Authorities will likely check video in the area to help identify the culprit.

James is set to play in the NBA Finals on Thursday in Oakland against the Golden State Warriors.