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LeBron James sent a taco truck to feed first responders to the Getty Fire

LeBron James really appreciates those fighting the Getty Fire that he had to evacuate his family due to, and the Lakers star sent them some food to show his gratitude.

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At around 4 a.m. on Monday morning, mere hours after he probably got home from the Lakers game on Sunday night, LeBron James and his family had to evacuate their Brentwood home due to the Getty Fire currently raging in West Los Angeles.

On Tuesday, James spoke to reporters about the experience for the first time, saying that his family was all right, and that the real focus should be on the bravery of the first responders currently fighting the blaze:

James’ remarks are worth watching in full, and you can do so below:

After practice, word surfaced that James had put his money where his mouth is when it comes to the first responders, sending a taco truck — it is Taco Tuesday, after all — to feed the first responders at their base camp:

This is a really cool gesture from James, as no one is required to give back to the men and women bravely fighting these fires, but it’s great when someone can and does.

The whole situation also highlights how there are things going on right now that are far bigger than the outcome of basketball games. Having to relocate your family in the middle of the night has to be a really harrowing experience no matter how rich or famous one is.

James, his wife and children — as well as the countless others who have been relocated due to, or lost things in the blaze — are really going through something right now. I don’t really have some profound way to relate that back to basketball or point to make about it, other than to say that I hope that all of you reading this and your families are okay, and that we should all be helping each other out in any way we can right now.

For more on the areas affected by the Getty Fire and evacuation centers, visit this link. Here are a few ways that people can help the victims of these fires, as well as those affected by the Kincade and Tick fires.

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