Philadelphia 76ers center Andrew Bynum is in a legal situation with his former neighbors that is about to get ugly. Bynum recently sued his neighbors from Westchester, California after alleging they constantly harassed him because of his “profession, his race, his friends, his cars and his taste in music.”
Now, TMZ.com has learned that Bynum’s neighbors have filed a lawsuit of their own that has some damning allegations towards the 76ers center.
Bynum’s neighbors, Ramond and Cindy Beckett, say that the NBA player tried to strike first with his lawsuit because he knew of what was going to come. The Beckett’s lawsuit claims that Bynum is guilty of multiple “crimes” including:
– brandishing FIREARMS in an attempt to intimidate the Becketts
– “apparently” using drugs and allowing weed smoke to drift next door
– blasting loud, profane rap music (including the song “Currency” by Trina)
– blasting his video games at “window-shaking volumes”
– letting his dogs run loose through the neighborhood
– constantly racing his luxury cars at dangerous speeds
It is a very ugly situation for Bynum and it is not the kind of distraction that he needs while he is focused on rehabbing his injured knee and the 76ers can surely not be found of these allegations by the Beckett’s.
The good news? Bynum no longer is neighbors with the Beckett’s. The bad news? Bynum’s knee injury is very serious and could keep him out of action for the entire 2012-13 NBA season.