LeBron James among LA-area fires evacuees

NBA.com Global on Oct 29, 2019 08:43 AM
LeBron James among LA-area fires evacuees
FILE - LOS ANGELES, CA - MARCH 24: LeBron James #23 of the Los Angeles Lakers as seen during the game against the Sacramento Kings on March 24, 2019 at STAPLES Center in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Andrew D. Bernstein/NBAE via Getty Images) (EDITORS NOTE this image has been converted to black and white)

NBA.com staff report

Basketball star LeBron James is among evacuees as a fire that erupted early Monday (Monday night, PHL time) in Southern California grows to more than 70 acres.

The Los Angeles Lakers player tweeted just before 4 a.m. that he was trying to find rooms for his family after having to “emergency evacuate” his house, calling the fires “no joke.” He later tweeted that he found accommodation, said he was praying for those affected and advised people to get to safety.

I [praying hands emoji] for all the families in the area that could be affected by these [fire emojis] now!" James tweeted. "Pretty please get to safety ASAP.

"My best wishes as well to the first responders right now doing what they do best!"

The Lakers played on Sunday night (Monday, PHL time), defeating the Charlotte Hornets 120-101 at Staples Center. James finished with 20 points on 7-for-14 shooting as well as six rebounds and 12 assists in 35 minutes.

Information from The Associated Press was used in this report.

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