Former Laker Andrew Bynum In Lawsuit with California Neighbors

Former Laker Andrew Bynum In Lawsuit with California Neighbors


After the first month of the 2012-13 NBA season, few fans of the Los Angeles Lakers reminisce the days of Andrew Bynum in purple and gold with Dwight Howard coming in with much better attitude and more consistent play on the floor at the center position. 

At this point in time, no one in Los Angeles regrets or has second thoughts about the trade that sent Bynum to the Philadelphia 76ers over the summer. Bynum has been nothing but a problem in Philadelphia so far and hasn’t even played a single game for his new team with his knees acting up the same way they did when he played in Los Angeles.

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As Bynum attempts to get healthy enough to return to the floor, the one-time All-Star continues to make news for all the wrong reasons. Bynum’s most recent off-the-floor issue leads back to California with the 25-year-old apparently in the middle of a lawsuit with neighbors of his house in Westchester according to

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.”

Apparently, this is a case of pointing fingers. Both Bynum’s neighbors and the current center for the 76ers are raising their hands in defense claiming that the other party is guilty.

Bynum is claiming that the Becketts are throwing coins at his cars, complaining about his loud music and even using a long stick to knock on the side of his house to be quiet.

The Beckett’s claims on the other hand are much more severe via TMZ:

— 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

With Bynum’s history over the past few years, none of the above is surprising. The multi-millionaire basketball star is clearly immature, doesn’t care about how he affects others and seems to be going down a slippery slope right now.

Needless to say, the future no longer seems as bright as it once was for the promising All-Star with Philadelphia likely to reconsider signing the troubled center to a long-term deal after this season.

  • Magic Johnson

    Who cares

  • Josh

    It’s all rumors and heresay. All I know for sure is Bynum made most of his free throws and didn’t cost the team wins in close games.

  • Prince

    LMFAO at the allegations

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  • Lana

    Why is this news? Even if he was still a Laker, this wouldn’t be worth mentioning.


    If ‘Drew ever grew up and got his poop in a group, he would finally become the awesome big man everyone knows he’s capable of being. Too bad he insists on being nothing but a 7’ tall little boy. I like Bynum, but his attitude on and off the court has finally caught up with him. Sorry to say it, but he’s Phillie’s problem now.

  • Sti1lmatic

    Blame this kind of behavior on Mike Brown

  • trolol4life

    I swear these guys; Ryan Ward and Ramneet Singh write about the most STUPID, IDIOTIC, UNNECESSARY, RETARDED articles on this website!

    • BisquitBallar

      They arent alone on Laker Nation. I wish they would stop promoting Dwights immaturity. Did you see the article on Dwights Inpersonations? Wt*!? Somebody needs to slap him and get him to impersonate someone who want to improve on their weaknesses in the game. And slap the reporter for not looking at him like he was a freaking idiot.

  • BisquitBallar

    Uhhh… And we find Andrew Bynum interesting because he’s a screw up right? Im sorry he’s just not that interesting even for negative press. I will tell you this much… I agree with you on Andrew’s imaturity issues; which is why he will never be great! The fool is a imature, ignorant, idiot. Duely note that Dwight Howard is also an imature little boy! Unlike Bynum, you can see the effects of good parenting in Howard… His imaturity stems from a level of innocence a good Christian boy should have. Howard is breaking out of that shell but his interest in expanding his horizons have nothing to do with basketball prowless or testicular fortitude. Instead, It would appear he is going to be the perfect Disney Movie Character. He cant help himself. He seems so predispositioned to be a soft, gentle giant. All smiles and jokes and manners and kindness. He can develop but is lacking the attitude and killer instict of a champion… The swager, the confidence… The arrogance of a beast! The fortitude and will power, the focus and desire to be the best and prove to be the beat there ever was or will be in the game… Regardless of position. Magic had it, Bird, Barkley, *Micheal had it, Kobe has it, Shaq had it, Lebron and Wade have it. Even sidekicks like Pippen even D Fisher had it. Bynum had it… We knew that the first game he played against Shaq. He even has the skill… What he doesnt have is the mental or the health to make it happen. He is almost retarded. His frontal lobe just refuses to develop. Maybe he has childhood isues that need resolving. Howard has the skills and the mental and physical health on his side. All he need is a rude awakening to adjust his attitude and get his mind on murder by basketball. And I’m out!

  • Rasheed

    – “apparently” using drugs and allowing weed smoke to drift next door
    this is my favorite line from this article…

    Msg: Kids stay away from drugs! (weed)

    Bynum is young and not mentored by his elders. And when you are young with millions of dollars, what do you expect?