Originally written on Larry Brown Sports  |  Last updated 11/18/14
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Andrew Bynum is involved in a lawsuit with his former California neighbors that features plenty of mudslinging from both sides, TMZ reports. According to Thirty Mile Zone, the current Philadelphia 76ers center filed a lawsuit in L.A. Superior Court accusing his former neighbors, the Becketts, of being violent and racist. His lawsuit reportedly claims the Becketts have objected to his “profession, his race, his friends, his cars and his taste in music.” Bynum accuses them of throwing coins at his car, screaming at him about his music, and even banging a stick at the side of his house. The Becketts, who lived next door to Bynum in Westchester, Calif., believe that Bynum only filed the suit as a preemptive strike once he learned they were planning a lawsuit. They fired back with a countersuit, in which they allege the following misdeeds by Bynum: - 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 Not ones to jump to conclusions before seeing all the facts of a story, we here at LBS are going to lean towards believing the neighbors. I mean who would actually doubt the credibility of a 25-year-old NBA player who has demonstrated impeccable judgment in the past by: - Rehabbing a knee injury at the Playboy Mansion - Attending the World Cup which delayed his rehab from a knee injury - Disregarding handicap parking spots - Blowing off a meeting with the Lakers’ front office Who would believe that the same guy Kobe Bryant described as having a “f— it” attitude would display the same sort of blatant disregard for his neighbors? Not me. Not at all. We don’t jump to those sorts of conclusions here at LBS. We deal in pure facts, not speculation based on a person’s overwhelming history.
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