5:53 PM PT -- DeMar DeRozan has confirmed our story, and had a short and sweet response to the situation.
ICYMI: #Spurs guard DeMar DeRozan confirmed TMZ's report that he had to confront an intruder that entered his LA-area house while he and his family were inside about two weeks ago."Yeah, everything is good. I grew up in Compton, California. I've been through worse." #NBA pic.twitter.com/Knp6FxuEQ3— RJ Marquez (@KSATRJ) December 5, 2020
ICYMI: #Spurs guard DeMar DeRozan confirmed TMZ's report that he had to confront an intruder that entered his LA-area house while he and his family were inside about two weeks ago."Yeah, everything is good. I grew up in Compton, California. I've been through worse." #NBA pic.twitter.com/Knp6FxuEQ3
When reporters asked him about the attempted burglary, he simply said ... "Yeah, everything good. I grew up in Compton, CA -- I've been through worse."
There you have it!!! Tough dude right here.
Scary moment for NBA star DeMar DeRozan ... who chased an intruder out of his L.A.-area home after a terrifying encounter with his kids, TMZ Sports has learned.
Our sources tell us ... the man broke into DeRozan's home on Nov. 19 and made his way upstairs into a play area where at least one of DeMar's kids was hanging out.
We're told 31-year-old DeRozan -- who's 6'6", 220 pounds -- heard the commotion and raced to the area to see what was going on, coming "face-to-face" with the intruder in the process.
Our sources say DeRozan then "chased the man out of his house."
Law enforcement sources tell us the man fled the area -- before returning to DeRozan's gated community a short time later.
When the alleged intruder attempted to get back in to the gated community, security stopped him and called police.
According to our sources, the suspect told cops DeRozan's home was not his intended target -- he was trying to get to Kylie Jenner's home but made a mistake.
As we previously reported, the man was eventually arrested and has been charged with 1 count of felony burglary.
He's also been hit with a restraining order -- prohibiting him from getting anywhere close to DeMar's home and Kylie's home.
DeMar's not the first celeb to have issues with home security in a gated community, you'll remember a man scaled the hill behind Kendall Jenner's home a few years ago ... Kris Jenner also had a man break into her community several times.
Originally Published -- 1:00 AM PT