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Iconic NBA Commentator Mike Breen Falls Victim To ‘Massive’ House Fire That Destroys Family Home

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If you’ve ever heard the ‘BANG!’ like while watching a game, it’s extremely likely that you are familiar with the work of legendary commentator Mike Breen, who has called thousands of games over his career.

While Breen is expected to continue calling games for this upcoming season, it might have to wait until after he is able to sort through his latest ordeal.


NBA Commentator Mike Breen Reportedly Suffers Huge House Fire

According to TMZ, Breen’s Long Island home was destroyed in a house fire over the weekend.

The incident happened on Sunday at 4:03 AM when the Manhasset-Lakeville F.D. received calls from Breen's neighbors ... as well as an alert by the residential automatic fire alarm.

When MLFD arrived on the scene, they "encountered a fully involved house fire."You can see in a video -- captured by MLFD -- the home was engulfed in flames and the roof of the garage was collapsing in the inferno.

“Numerous hand lines, as well as 2 ladder pipes and a deck gun, were used to battle the fire," officials said.

ESPN also released a statement in a show of support for one of their own.

ESPN released a statement on the tragedy ... saying, "Mike is a cherished member of the ESPN family and he knows he has our full support through this excruciating circumstance."

“We know the damage is devastating, and at the same time, we are grateful that he and his family are safe."The fire is still under active investigation, which means that the full details and moments leading up to the blaze are still being determined.

While it is a (thankfully) rare occurrence, this situation has happened before in the league, most recently to Tyrese Maxey, whose New Jersey home became the site of a fire. 

The home of Philadelphia 76ers guard Tyrese Maxey caught fire on Christmas Eve, a team official told Eyewitness News.

It happened around 7 p.m. in the first block of Fairway Drive in Voorhees, New Jersey.

No one was injured in the fire, the team official said. The Sixers say they’re working closely with Maxey and his family to make sure they have the support they need.

As for Breen, it is no doubt a terrible situation for him and his family, especially with the NBA season opener in such close proximity.

The hope is that this ordeal gets resolved quickly and the investigation concludes with some real results so that Breen can get back to his life.