Houston Rapper Trae Tha Truth Helped Rescue NBA Guard Jonathon Simmons During The Flood
The unbelievable and catastrophic flood in and around the Houston area has left thousands of people displaced and dozens dead, as the region is still dealing with the effects since Hurricane Harvey made landfall last Friday.
Orlando Magic guard Jonathon Simmons was one of those people affected by the massive flood and needed help to evacuate. Enter Houston rapper Trae Tha Truth.
During a recent interview with NBA.com, the former San Antonio Spurs guard recounted the story of Trae showing up with a friend and his boat.
When the food supplies disappeared, Simmons knew that he had to get his family and friends to safety as soon as possible. Luckily for him, rapper Trae the Truth – a fellow Houston native – came to the rescue.
“Trae Tha Truth, the rapper, is from Houston and we know a mutual friend from San Antonio. They brought a boat to Houston because (Trae) had to evacuate as well,” Simmons said of the rapper, who has gained additional notoriety recently in Houston for helping dozens of others evacuate flooded areas. “They came and got (Trae) and then he came and got us right away. Luckily, I had a friend in the area who could help us out.”
Trae wasn’t just there to help Simmons as he’s been helping out for the past few days.
Thank God my family is safe..! Praying for other families!! #harvey
— The Jonathon Simmons (@ThaRealJsimms) August 29, 2017
Here’s Trae being interviewed by Fox 26 in Houston: