Sacramento Kings Mural Defaced With Swastika

Sacramento PD is investigating whether or not graffiti on a mural of Kings players in mid-Sactown constitutes a hate crime. Considering the graffiti was a swastika painted on the forehead of Omri Casspi—the only Israeli NBA player—it's a decent bet.

A police spokesman said that the Casspi portion of the mural was tagged with a "backwards swastika" and first discovered around noon Wednesday, the night before Rosh Hashanah, no less. The police have no leads so far and are asking for the public's assistance in finding the culprit. Maybe it's just a Jainist Kings fan?


Swastika painted on Kings mural in Sacramento
[Sacramento Bee]