NBA Star Andrew Bynum Sues Neighbors, They Sue Back

Ex-Laker says neighbors are racists, they argue he’s too much of a rockstar

By on November 30th, 2012 11:58 GMT

Ex-Laker Andrew Bynum has gotten himself into a serious pickle with his LA neighbors: after suing them this summer on the basis of gender and profession discrimination, they have sued him back to prove he’s a rockstar neighbor with little to no respect for the community.

Given Bynum’s colorful past, this recent incident is bound to bring him into the spotlight, if you think about it, as Yahoo! Sports also notes.

It all started this summer when, in July this year, Bynum took his neighbors, the Becketts, to court, saying they were discriminating against him on his “profession, his race, his friends, his cars and his taste in music.”

In response, the Becketts too have filed a lawsuit even though they have moved out of the neighborhood in the meantime, presumably because they could no longer stand the things they informed the court about.

In short, they claimed that Bynum was acting too much like a rockstar and very little, if at all, like a good neighbor, so the only reason he came to file a lawsuit against them was because they felt compelled to draw his attention on his irresponsible actions.

This included brandishing a gun on the lawn of his property, letting his dogs loose in the neighborhood, speeding and street racing, doing drugs and partying like there’s no tomorrow, with the music blasting to almost dangerous levels.

And then, there was this as well: “Constructing a fence on his property which is not in compliance with the community codes and regulations,” Yahoo! Sports reports.

On a more serious note, the Becketts also argue that Bynum is “a great basketball player and a terrible neighbor” because he threatened them repeatedly (including at gunpoint) for bringing their “legitimate complaints” to him.

As noted above, presumably because of such a display of reckless and violent behavior, the Becketts are no longer Bynum’s neighbors – but both lawsuits are still standing.

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