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Louis Gossett Jr. -- Deadbeat Lakers Fan?

4/17/2007 3:54 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

Louis Gossett Jr.Actor Louis Gossett, Jr. is being slammed for allegedly not paying for a pair of $37,000 Lakers tickets, and now the brass behind the basketball team is crying foul.

In a lawsuit filed recently in Los Angeles Superior Court, the former "Iron Eagle" is accused of signing a 2003 contract for a pair of exclusive Premier Seats at Staples Center -- home to the Los Angeles Lakers, Clippers and the NHL's L.A. Kings -- but never forking over the dough. The tickets, located close to the floor, are good for nearly any sporting event at the arena -- for two years!

Now, L.A. Arena Funding, the company that handles ticket sales for Staples Center events, is asking for $38,850 in damages. To put things in perspective -- that's less than 1% of what Kobe Bryant made this year (endorsements not included).

Reps for Gossett had no comment.

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1.

Dawn Day    

$37,000 for a pair of tickets? Aww hell nah!!!

2653 days ago
2.

antiAMERICAN IDOL    

Maybe he could pawn his Oscar to pay the bill.
Hey, shouldn't the 2nd person also pay half?

2653 days ago
3.

real time    

Typical of his kind - Something for Nothing. Sense of entitlement.

2653 days ago
4.

He's Boring now    

Way to go Mayo--nayse...I want your D.O.R...for not paying what you owe.

You idiot, you know how much money you could have made reselling the individual tickets..

You homeless now or something? WTF...

2653 days ago
5.

Grumpy old man    

More stupid ass comments. Typical of #2's kind. God, you ppl irk me!

2653 days ago
6.

Stars are Blind, as is Justice    

Some of you are such dumb asses. It said the tickets were good for almost any event at the Staples Center for two years. That means they were like season tickets and he got to go to everything. It wasn't just for one game. Duh!!!

2653 days ago
7.

ORPHANS IN UNITED STATES NEEDS JUST AS MUCH HELP , STARTS AT "HOME ( USA )    


PAY FOR THE SHOES ARE YOU THAT DAMN CHEAP?

IF YOU ORDERED THEM , THEN PAY FOR THEM .

CELEBS AWAYS SOMETHING FOR NOTHING ....HECK THEY

GET "FREE" STUFF NOW " ............MAYBE THEY NEED TO

RECIEVE LESS $$$$$$$$$$$$ FOR A MOVIE ...........

DON'T BE SOOOOOOOO CHEAP.........

2653 days ago
8.

can't believe this    

# 2

I agree!

2653 days ago
9.

Hal    

Pay up Gossett.

2653 days ago
10.

Jeana    

Don't pay 'em a dime. SCREW THE LAKERS! SCREW L.A.!

2653 days ago
11.

Jeana    

I don't blame him. I wouldn't want to spend any of my money to see any of those teams.

2653 days ago
12.

E. Alneda    

#2, I couldn't agree with you more.....I'm assuming that by "his kind" you meant men, right?? Such a sense of entitlement. Arghhhhh, damn the male species!!!

2653 days ago
13.

ohnoudient    

Hey let's vote for #16. Bill you have the right idea. Why does EVERYTHING DAMN THING have to be about race? It's not, so let's try making a point without referring to a person's race. The whole damn race cannot be held accountable for one person. geesh

2653 days ago
14.

dek    

37000?? this is stoopid

2653 days ago
15.

she smiled    

Hey, Mr.Whitey White, what makes you think that those who post here are all white?

I'm not white and my comment is: Did the folks at Staples Center not realize he was a crackhead when they fronted him the tickets?

2653 days ago
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