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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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lexington marlow    

White people hate seeing rich Blacks. It irks them, I could not explain why. It's like they feel they are entitled to all the world's riches. The slavery has ended. Get over it. Peckerwood.

611 days ago
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W.A.R.    

Note to TMZ Sports Editors or Whomever is responsible for Editing: Andrew Bynum is NOT A SUPERSTAR!! Andrew Bynum is a player with star stature in the NBA who's only made the All-Star Game once, maybe twice. He's been injured a lot during his career with "wobbly knees." Kobe, Shaq, Lebron -- players of this ilk are SUPERSTARS --- with all three along with the Great Jordan who can lay claim to MEGA-STAR STATUS!! You are the same writers who once referred to NBA Bench Warmer John Amechi as a "Former NBA Superstar." Either you guys don't know sports or are clueless -- which is one and the same!

611 days ago
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Marge    

The Becketts have sold their house...I wonder if they informed the buyers of the issue next door. Or is it caveat emptor?

611 days ago
4.

NOT ELMO    

LOCK HIM UP...

611 days ago
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lord flashheart    

Playing the race card...cheap basterd.

611 days ago
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brian    

Of course he'll blame racism. That's all victimized blacks ever use to get attention. If I were the judge, I'd just roll my eyes and throw it out.

611 days ago
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FresnoBullpup    

Andrew, the reason they have a problem with your music is that they can hear it (while you deny playing loudly in the first place). How would they know to object to it if they couldn't hear it?

611 days ago
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Mcgiver13    

I work at the staples center and everytime the lakers would play i would see this guy. He is an ******* and he speeds in his fancy ass cars everywhere constantly. I wouldnt doubt he does the other things they say. Thats what happens when you give millions to a child!

611 days ago
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Piss Ant    

(insert clever insult here)
and
(insert racist insult here)

611 days ago
10.

Katz    

This just can't be that your an a-hole, it's got to be racism! When we stop giving in to this kind of crap, maybe they will stop using it!

611 days ago
11.

freaksloan    

If your neighbors know what music you are listening to, it is too loud.

My neighbors don't know what I am doing, and I don't want to know what they are doing.

611 days ago
12.

verlinda    

What kind of houses are these? Do they live in Mansions? If so, they are very cheaply built.

611 days ago
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Marvin     

I hope they and video and sound to prove him a liar, Thug brought the hood with him.

611 days ago
14.

Parker    

thats what u get when low life idiots move into a nice neighborhood...they want to turn it into the ghetto to feel at home!

611 days ago
15.

Toilethead    

He's an overpaid and under educated basketball player. Of course he's a jerk.

611 days ago
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