Lakers center DeMarcus Cousins is wanted on domestic violence warrant after he ‘threatened to shoot his baby mama if she stopped the boy from attending his wedding’
- The 29-year-old NBA star faces third-degree harassing communications charge
- TMZ says it obtained phone conversation between Cousins and his ex-girlfriend
- The male voice on the phone can be heard threatening the woman with violence
Police have issued a warrant on a domestic violence charge for the arrest of Los Angeles Lakers center DeMarcus Cousins, who allegedly threatened to shoot the mother of his son in the head in an audio recording.
The 29-year-old NBA All-star faces a third-degree harassing communications charge, according to the Mobile, Alabama, municipal court, where the complaint was filed.
Mobile, Alabama, police spokeswoman Charlette M. Solis confirmed the warrant was issued on Thursday, reports USA Today. No other details were released.
Police issued a warrant on a domestic violence charge for the arrest of Los Angeles Lakers center DeMarcus Cousins, who allegedly threatened to shoot the mother of his son in the head in an audio recording
Demarcus Cousins with his most recent girlfriend Morgan Lang. Both married on Saturday
TMZ claims to have obtained an August 23 phone conversation between Cousins and his ex-girlfriend Christy West in which she refuses to allow their son to see his wedding the following day in Atlanta. The male voice on the phone can be heard threatening the woman.
‘I’m gonna ask you this one more time before I take it to another level,’ the man’s voice can be heard saying on the recording. ‘Can I have my son here, please?’
When the woman says ‘no,’ the man angrily responds: ‘I’m gonna make sure I put a bullet in your f**king head.’
The Los Angeles Lakers and the NBA say they’re investigating the claim made against Demarcus (above)
The Los Angeles Lakers and the NBA say they’re investigating the claim.
The Lakers issued a statement saying they ‘take this claim seriously.’ The team and the NBA both say they’re gathering information and looking into the allegations.
Cousins got married to another woman last weekend in Atlanta.
Cousins signed with the Lakers last month as a free agent, but the veteran center then tore a knee ligament during a workout earlier this month. He could miss the entire season with his new team after knee surgery.