Report: Bynum sues former Calif. neighbors; they countersue

Posted: December 01, 2012

As if Andrew Bynum's season wasn't strange enough, TMZ.com reported Thursday that the 76ers center is suing - and being sued by - his former neighbors in Westchester, Calif.

According to the report, Bynum, who recently hurt his already ailing knees while bowling and is sidelined indefinitely, said that his neighbors, Ramond and Cindy Beckett, had constantly harassed him and objected to his "profession, his race, his friends, his cars, and his taste in music."

Among the complaints from the Becketts in their countersuit are that Bynum, a former Los Angeles Laker who moved into the house more than seven years ago, brandished firearms, used drugs, allowed "weed smoke" to drift next door, blasted loud profane rap music, raced his luxury cars at dangerous speed, and allowed his dogs to run loose through the Los Angeles neighborhood.

According to TMZ.com, Bynum has denied the allegations.

For his part, Bynum claims the Becketts responded by throwing coins at his Ferrari and chipped the paint, screamed at him about his music, and banged on the side of his house with a long stick.

According to documents filed by Bynum, TMZ reported, the Becketts have moved.

Bynum was unavailable for comment, but a Sixers spokesman released this statement: "We are aware of the story. However, that is a personal and private matter involving Andrew that he would prefer not to discuss and will continue to handle separately from the team."


Contact Marc Narducci at mnarducci@phillynews.com, or follow on Twitter @sjnard.

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