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Kevin Garnett

WAR IN MALIBU!

Neighbor Alleges Illegal Activity

7/7/2014 12:45 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE

0703_kevin_garnett_GettyKevin Garnett being sued for allegedly lying, deceiving and screwing over his neighbor? ANYTHING IS POSSIBLE!!!! 

TMZ Sports has learned the NBA superstar has been hit with a lawsuit by the guy who lives in the $3.5 million mansion next door in Malibu ... accusing Garnett of an illegal renovation that's killed his insane ocean view.  

According to the suit, obtained by TMZ Sports, Garnett started the construction project on his $9.5 million mega-mansion back in 2013 ... but never got the correct permits. 

In fact, the neighbor says KG lied to the City of Malibu by saying the whole thing was just a simple interior remodeling job -- when he was really adding-on to the home -- in an effort to cut through the red tape that comes with trying to get permits for expansion work. 

0703_kevin_garnett_house_google_mapsThere's more ... the neighbor also says Garnett has REFUSED to "trim, prune and lace trees and foliage" that also block his view of the Pacific.

The neighbor says he tried to complain to KG -- but both Kevin and his wife "scoffed" and "stonewalled" them as if they couldn't be bothered. 

Now, the neighbor is suing for damages ... PLUS he wants the judge to FORCE the Garnett's to remove everything that's blocking his view, stat!!! (It is summer after all). 

We reached out to KG --  so far, no word back. For more sports stories, check out tmzsports.com!
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Kobe_No_Means_No    

LOL... so white man thinks he owns the ocean view even though KG's house is closer to the ocean. What else is new?

107 days ago
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itsfunnycuzitstrue    

Ignorant prick. Kg is too lazy to trim trees. Prolly depressed cuz he ain't got game no more

107 days ago
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Clytemnestra    

Trash with cash. Is anyone surprised that an extremely nouveu riche sports guy would treat other people like dirt? I'm not. I sure hope the judge nails him.

107 days ago
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Mike    

This is dumb to try and sue KG it's his house and he can do what he want if the city okay'd it. I bought a condo and a super target store was built and ruined my view of a park w/ a lake does that entitle me to sue?

107 days ago
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kla357    

This is beyond stupid. If you wanted a guaranteed view, you should have bought the house next to the view. Why am I responsible for the fact that you can't look through my yard to see a view? People are so entitled. And demanding someone take down the trees that is blocking his view that he didn't pay for is laughable. What a tool!!

107 days ago
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Mike    

This is dumb to try and sue KG it's his house and he can do what he want if the city okay'd it. I bought a condo and a super target store was built and ruined my view of a park w/ a lake does that entitle me to sue?

107 days ago
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01void    

The guy can just suck it up and take a walk on the beach if he wants a view.

107 days ago
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@iAMTIMWILSON    

Rich folks problems!

107 days ago
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Anonymous    

Most places like this have very strict rules or laws on the view for this very reason. In almost all cases, you are not allowed to build in such a way that it ruins the view if an existing house behind you.

If KG built an addition without the proper permits, they will probably make him rip it down.

107 days ago
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BREAKFAST4    

In almost all cases the unpermitted structure must be torn down. This is because one there was no permit and two no one performed required inspections during the building process, electrical, plumbing, a/c and heat inspections to name a few. If the neighbor is correct he will lose in court. Should have stayed in Boston.

107 days ago
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jxtr    

It must be nice to be super rich, when you can sue for blocking an ocean view.

107 days ago
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Seriously?    

And the article states the neighbor is white where? Ignorant prick.

107 days ago
13.

ChrisAllstar    

Did these people not know ballers do things bigger!!

107 days ago
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105 4N93135    

War in Malibu? Really? Rich people problems

107 days ago
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Wow ...    

It is one thing, if he really did not get the permits required to expand the home. However, the lost view of the ocean is lost. This is Kevin's property, he can grow tall trees if he wants. The neighbor can relocate closer to the ocean though, perhaps right on the beach so he never loses the view again.

107 days ago
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