LeBron James on Tuesday showed his appreciation to the first responders fighting the Getty Fire in California.
According to reports, James sent a taco truck to firefighters who are trying to control the blaze, which broke out at the Getty Center around 1:30 a.m. Monday morning and has spread across 656 acres in Los Angeles.
James tweeted on Monday that he and his family had to evacuate their LA home because of the fires. James said they drove around for hours looking for a place to stay.
James on Tuesday spoke to reporters from Lakers practice about the experience of having to evacuate his home.
“I was talking to my wife about it a little bit and I said I hadn’t been in a fire drill since like the seventh grade,” James said. “It’s just challenging at that hour, getting my family, getting my kids, getting everybody and having to evacuate at such a rapid rate. You don’t really have much time to think about what you can get or what you can do.”
James said his thoughts were with the men and women fighting the blaze.
“First of all, more than anything, my appreciation and loyalty to the first responders, those guys, men and women, are unbelievable in what they’re doing, in their bravery throughout this time,” James said. “They’re the reason things can be a lot less worse than they possibly could be. So, it’s an amazing job what they do.”
The Los Angeles Times’ Tania Ganguli shared a photo of some first responders enjoying the tacos James sent.
—Tania Ganguli (@taniaganguli) October 29, 2019
Los Angeles mayor Eric Garcetti also shared a photo and thanked James.
—Mayor Eric Garcetti (@MayorOfLA) October 29, 2019
The tacos are also a bit of an on-brand gift from James. James’ affinity for “Taco Tuesday” went viral this offseason, so much so that he tried to trademark the phrase, but was denied.