Not all heroes fly and wear capes. Sometimes they rap and ride a motorboat.

Orlando Magic Jonathon Simmons could testify to the credence of that following his rescue from the flood caused by tropical storm Harvey that devastated his hometown of Houston this week.

According to John Denton of, Simmons, his family, and some friends, were among those who were stuck in their homes in Houston, unable to leave because of flooding outside, but thanks to Houston rapper Trae the Truth, Simmons was able to flee for a much safer place.

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 the 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.’’

Situations in calamity-hit areas could turn from worse to worst at any given moment so we could just imagine how thankful Simmons is for noble people like Trae the Truth to come to his rescue.

Simmons, who signed a three-year $20-million contract with the Magic earlier this summer after two seasons with the San Antonio Spurs, should consider himself lucky that Trae the Truth didn’t arrive “Too Late.”