Sacramento Kings star Ty Lawson says he's got something in common with Colin Powell and the DNC -- HE'S BEEN HACKED ... and Lawson claims the cyber thieves are now trying to extort him.
We spoke with Lawson's attorney, Martin Kaufman, who says they're extremely concerned about the hack -- because the culprits got access to some very sensitive and private material.
Kaufman wouldn't tell us exactly what was accessed, but says they believe the hackers are shopping the material around to various media outlets and websites.
Kaufman also says the hackers are trying to shake down the NBA star -- threatening to go public with the cyber goods unless Ty forks over some serious dough.
Lawson has already gone to the cops -- and Kaufman says officials are actively investigating the situation ... but so far, no arrests have been made.