Dallas Mavericks star DeAndre Jordan return to LA to play the Los Angeles Lakers, but the Mavs' center wouldn't (and couldn't) stay at his house in Malibu.

DeAndre Jordan is no stranger to the Los Angeles area, having spent 10 seasons with the LA Clippers. In fact, he still owns a home in Malibu. However, as the Mavs visit Los Angeles, the 30-year-old big man admitted he won't be able to stay there because of the wildfires, according to Dan Woike of the Los Angeles Times.

“Dallas center DeAndre Jordan couldn't stay at his house in Malibu because of the recent wildfires. Said the fire was close to his home, but it wasn't damaged. The Mavericks play the Lakers tonight.”

California was recently ravaged with wildfires and the state is still trying to pick itself up from the destruction. Hopefully, basketball can give Californians some escape during this difficult time.

Jordan will make his first start against the Clippers in his career on Sunday. Jordan spent 10 excellent seasons with the Clips and even made an All-Star Game during his tenure with the Los Angeles squad.

The Clippers lost Jordan to the Mavericks in the offseason, but Los Angeles hasn't missed a beat. The Clippers currently sit in first place in the Western Conference with a 15-6 record despite the fact that they aren't led by a traditional star. Doc Rivers' squad is made up of a deep group of veteran players with a few young guys mixed in there.

Even though they lost Jordan in the offseason, the rest of the team is picking up the slack and then some. Jordan should be motivated to play his best against his former team.