Early on Tuesday morning, TMZ published audio of an argument between a man alleged to be Cousins and a woman alleged to be his ex-girlfriend. In the audio, the two are arguing over whether or not the woman would allow Cousins’ 7-year-old son to attend a wedding. Near the end of the clip, after the woman declines to let the son attend the wedding, the man is heard threatening to “put a bullet in (her) f—ing head.”
The Lakers also acknowledged the report: “We are aware of the allegation involving DeMarcus Cousins and, of course, take this claim seriously,” the team said in a statement. “We are in the process of gathering information and will reserve further comment at this time.”
According to court documents obtained by ESPN, Cousins’ ex-girlfriend is seeking a restraining order against the center in Alabama. In addition to the threats made on the leaked audio, the woman alleges that Cousins has previously choked her.
Just a few weeks ago, Cousinsduring a preseason workout. No official timeline for his recovery has been released, but he’s expected to miss most, if not all of the upcoming season.