Houston Rockets rookie Montrezl Harrell saves motorist after car crash

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NBA players earn enough money to not have to work a second job anymore, but if Montrezl Harrell wants to become a fireman, then he has the résumé for it.

That's because the Houston Rockets' second round draft pick sprung into action over the weekend to save a man.

Harrell the Hero

The Rockets rookie and former Louisville star helped save a motorist from a car wreckage that happened near the school's campus.


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University of Louisville sports information director Kenny Klein confirmed the reports on his personal Twitter account.

Helping Hand

"Harrell helped the driver, reportedly a man, out of an overturned, smoking vehicle, working with others to kick in a window. He also ran to a nearby business to procure a fire extinguisher."

According to the Courier-Journal, Louisville police listed it as a non-injury accident. Two vehicles were involved in the crash, with one person taken to the hospital for a possible minor injury.

It's been a good week for Harrell, who agreed to terms on a three-year deal with Houston the day after coming to the aid of the motorist, according to Yahoo’s Marc Spears.

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