Los Angeles Lakers superstar Lebron James had to put his family in a car and run from the L.A. wildfires just like everybody else. In a series of tweets overnight, the three-time NBA Finals champ acknowledged just that, saying in his first tweet… “Man these LA [fires] ain’t no joke. Had to emergency evacuate my house and I’ve been driving around with my family trying to get rooms. No luck so far!”
TMZ is reporting the wildfires reached within just blocks of Lebron’s Brentwood home before the James family decided to get on the move. Lebron reported soon after that his family did get housing with this tweet a few hours ago… “Finally found a place to accommodate us! Crazy night man!”
They’re just dealing with the same desperation much of northern California is dealing with as officials have not one, but two, wildfires to contain, the Tick Fire and the still largely uncontained Kincade Fire. The Kincade Fire alone has forced more than 200,000 people to flee their homes, and it’s left more than a million residents without power across northern California for the foreseeable future.
The King went on to say, “I [pray] for all the families in the area that could be affected by these [fires] now! Pretty please get to saftey ASAP!” Wildfires are just another sobering reality Lebron James has to deal with about his new life in ‘sunny’ California, as the second year of his contract with the Lakers begins.
We’ll keep an eye on Lebron’s situation and provide updates as they develop. Until the next time it drips…