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Thursday, November 29, 2012


(Associated Press)
Andrew Bynum hasn't been on the basketball court for the 76ers, but he may be heading to a courtroom in California.

The sidelined center, according to documents filed in Los Angeles County Superior Court, sued the neighbors of his Westchester, Calif., home June 1 of this year. The documents say Bynum is suing Ramond and Cindy Beckett for throwing objects at his Ferrari and chipping it, yelling at him about the volume of his music and hitting the side of his home with a long stick.

According to a USA Today report, Bynum said the Becketts "object" to his "profession, his race, his friends, his cars, and his taste in music."

The Becketts countersued Bynum July 11, citing the following. Brace yourself. There are some serious claims in here:

"Bynum has demonstrated open contempt for the Becketts specifically and for the neighborhood generally by blasting loud, profane, and disrespectful music and video games at window-shaking volumes; by letting his dogs run loose through the neighborhood; by apparently engaging in illegal drug use and permitting marijuana smoke to drift into the Becketts' backyard; by constructing a fence on his property which is not in compliance with the community codes and regulations; by conspicuously brandishing firearms in an attempt to threaten and intimidate the Becketts in retaliation for their legitimate complaints; and, perhaps most seriously, by recklessly racing his luxury cars through the neighborhood at dangerous speeds where children or others could be injured or killed."

An initial request for comment from the Sixers was not returned.
Bynum, acquired by the Sixers in a four-team trade Aug. 10, has not practiced or played for the team while battling bilateral bone bruises and weakened cartilage in both knees. The Sixers (9-6) visit the Charlotte Bobcats Friday night.

Source: USA Today



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