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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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46.

Black    

how would a white person know anything about racism.

639 days ago
47.

mmgreal    

Andrew Bynum is an ignorant racist fool.

639 days ago
48.

Ventura Steve    

Bynum has a history of being an A-hole. You can only imagine what these people went through. You can take this guy out of the ghetto, but you can't take the ghetto of this guy. My uncle had a similar experience with the Fresh Prince of Bel-Air in his West Hollywood neighborhood. Loud music and parties at all hours, belligerent when asked to tone it down, cars parked all over the place. Nothing new when you mix low life celebrity in expensive neighborhoods.

639 days ago
49.

Dave    

James Worthy lived in Westchester for YEARS, and no "white folks" ever complained about him. Other black athletes and actors live there without any problems, but because Bynum happens to be black, it's all about race. What a crock of crap.

639 days ago
50.

Throwback kid    

Hey Ashley, white people are tired of being called racists everytime they call out a ghetto thug or think Obama is nothing but an untalented community organizer who does nothing but divide the races. And do some research on Vick, look up articles on him, read comments from his manager. None of his crew had jobs, they hung out at his house all day and played video games, what do you call that?I find it funny Ashley that there are many blacks who make hateful comments on whites on TMZ and you don't seem to have a problem with it? Don't you want everyone to be treated the same Ashley? You are as dumb as they come, stop wasting peoples time

639 days ago
51.

junglebunnie    

if youve never been black you can't/wont see the constant hate being produced by this country. I could respect a white person if they could just admit they don't like me JUST because I'm black. So what if he plays loud music a young teenage boy was just murdered by a white man because he didn't like the loud music coming from his truck. You black celeb/stars better watch out you're next.all because they can't under our people **** AMERICA

637 days ago
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