An intruder who thought he was breaking into the home of reality TV star Kylie Jenner accidentally found himself squaring off against a 6’6”, 220-pound NBA star instead.
According to TMZ, an intruder broke into the gated community where Jenner and San Antonio Spurs star DeMar DeRozan live in hopes of attacking the property of the former. Somewhere along the way, he got his signals crossed and ended up at the residence of the latter.
DeRozan heard something amiss upstairs in his home where one of his two kids was playing and opted to investigate. When he discovered the stranger upstairs, he squared off “face-to-face” with the individual and “chased the man out of his house.”
The Spurs star then alerted authorities, who found the intruder in question shortly thereafter in the gated community.
Per TMZ, the stranger eventually admitted that he wasn’t trying to break into DeRozan’s home, but was rather looking for Jenner’s residence.
The man was arrested charged with one count of felony burglary.
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A judge subsequently issued restraining orders prohibiting the man in question from going near DeRozan’s and Jenner’s homes.
DeRozan is a California native who currently plays for the Spurs. There was some talk in the offseason about the Lakers possibly making a move for him, but thus far nothing has come to fruition.
“[The Spurs] also looking to unload LaMarcus Aldridge and DeMar DeRozan; I’ve heard the Lakers have interest in acquiring DeRozan, and as mentioned, the Warriors may want Aldridge,” The Ringer reported at the time. “Any separate trade could influence their choice here.”
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That proposed deal would have centered around Kyle Kuzma and Danny Green going to San Antonio, but the latter player was recently traded to the Oklahoma City Thunder.
It remains to be seen if an alternative deal will ultimately be discussed.
DeRozan is entering the last year of a deal set to pay him $27.7 million.
Obviously this would be the ideal time for the Spurs to trade him to a team that would make better use of his talents, but it is unclear whether such an opportunity exists at the moment.