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Andrew Bynum

WAR WITH NEIGHBORS

Allegations of Guns, Drugs, Racism

11/29/2012 5:30 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF
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NBA superstar Andrew Bynum is suing his next door neighbors, claiming they're violent, racist hooligans -- but the neighbors have fired back ... claiming Bynum is the REAL a-hole.

Bynum -- a former member of the L.A. Lakers -- claims that ever since he moved into his fancy home in Westchester, CA more than 7 years ago, he's been constantly harassed by his neighbors, Ramond and Cindy Beckett.

According to his lawsuit, filed in L.A. County Superior Court, Bynum says ... the Becketts have objected to his "profession, his race, his friends, his cars and his taste in music."

Bynum claims the Becketts have behaved like petulant children -- throwing coins at his Ferrari (which chipped the paint), screaming at him about his music, and even banging the side of his house with "a long stick."

But the Becketts quickly responded to the lawsuit with a countersuiit of their own -- TRASHING Bynum as the neighbor from hell who only sued them to preemptively strike against the lawsuit they had been planning. 

In their legal docs, the Becketts UNLOAD on the NBA star -- claiming he's guilty of the following  misdeeds:

-- 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

Bynum has denied the allegations ... and according to docs filed by Andrew, the Becketts have sold their house since the lawsuit was filed ... so they're no longer neighbors.

We reached to both sides -- no word back from either.

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31.

Toallthehatersoftheworld    

Hmmmm if I was going to wild out like that I would have private property .if u live around others u kinda have to be mindful of what u are doing

604 days ago
32.

People Annoy Me    

I think it's more the Neighbors at fault here, their "Claims" are pretty much stereotypical black behavior.
Still, he had to play the "Race card" to win this case and well, he did.
One more thing! If he was brandishing Firearms in an attempt to scare you, the phone wasn't far away..Just call the police no?

604 days ago
33.

VICKY    

BYNUM IS BECOMING A HAS BEEN. HE IS ALMOST OUT OF BASKET BALL. NEIGHBORS WILL NOT HAVE TO WORRY ABOUT HIS NOISE AND TROUBLE HE CAUSES SOON....HE WILL HAVE TO SELL HIS HOUSE TO EAT. HEY GUYS...HE IS ACTING LIKE WHAT HE IS.
AND THAT IS NOT SOMEONE WHO WAS BORN IN BEVERLY HILLS...HE IS STREET MATERIAL.

604 days ago
34.

Meanie    

And thus why there are gated communities with STRONG rules.

604 days ago
35.

Michelle    

It's all about respect and communication, i'm sure it was lacking on both sides. I have loud, dirty, shi*** as* neighbors right now. They're white, bad neighbors come in all races.

604 days ago
36.

Michelle    

I love how racists differentiate white people from rednecks and then lump black people in with the rednecks and hispanics. There r alot of idiots in this good ol" USA.

604 days ago
37.

mon    

Somehow I believe the Beckets and I am black. There is a subset in society white, black, brown or yellow that just dont know how to behave decently. They blow smoke in everyone's face, trash the neighbourhood they move too with their bad habits, loud parties, loud music, unnecessary speeding, the whole baggage. I would have wanted his ass out too and moved if I could. The best neighbour is the seemingly non-existent neighbour.

604 days ago
38.

Chris    

A friend sent me this article because I actually live on their street. I haven't noticed anything too different except for Bynum occasionally playing with remote control cars on the street, riding his segway around and having his many cars displayed (including the Transformers car) outside because he only has a two car garage. He does have an entourage of people constantly coming in and out (primarily girls) but he has been fine otherwise. I don't live next door though so these people may have a point.

Oh yeah, the house is far from fancy. It's a very middle-class neighborhood with normal families.

604 days ago
39.

USA#1    

Bynum is a clown. The best thing the Lakers did was send this fool out of town. Playing the race card is perfect for Andrew since he has little intelligence. Anyone who uses racism or plays the race card has to do so because they lack the intelligence or education to do otherwise.

604 days ago
40.

Get back to work!    

Obnoxiously noisy neighbors are the worst neighbors of all.

604 days ago
41.

1500man    

So im guessing,but if he would of been listening to willie nelson or billy ray cyrus while he was smoking his weed, we probably would only have about 5 comments on here..but since he wasn't..here come
"white people" and there immature comments..i love the u.s.a NOT!!!!!!!!

604 days ago
42.

dante    

Bynum ?? sucking money from the Busses for a long time , thanks to Pau Gasol (2008) he's got 2 rings but never a complete professional , just a punk that used his height to intimadate people in and out of the court.

603 days ago
43.

dante    

Bynum ?? a big baby

603 days ago
44.

Concerned about society     

He has his championship rings but its obvious he wants one more contract and chances are you will never see him again in the NBA only a police line up

603 days ago
45.

LovelyRita    

I live in Playa del Rey, which is actually where he lives, and I too am his neighbor, albeit far enough away that he doesn't interfer with my life to the extent of the Becketts. He is an entitled little child who indeed drives his cars too fast for the neighborhood. Along with the allegations of the Becketts, he parks his car illegally in the handicap space at Bristol Farms on Lincoln. Entitled. His neighbors can't stand him. Not because he is black, but because he is an inconsiderate little child to the rest of the neighborhood. I don't doubt the allegations of the Becketts one bit. I hope he moves to a place where his lack of consideration is more appreciated.

603 days ago
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