Lakers looking into allegations DeMarcus Cousins threatened his son's mother

The Los Angeles Lakers are investigating allegations that All-Star center DeMarcus Cousins threatened his ex-girlfriend’s life if she did not allow their 7-year-old son to attend his wedding to Morgan Lang this past weekend, according to multiple reports.

“We are aware of the allegation involving DeMarcus Cousins and, of course, take this claim seriously,” the Lakers said in a statement, via ESPN’s Ohm Youngmisuk. “We are in the process of gathering information and will reserve further comment at this time.”

TMZ Sports reportedly obtained court documents and a police report filed by Christy West alleging that Cousins threatened her on Friday, the day prior to his wedding. TMZ Sports also published audio of what West says is the alleged threat.

The alleged exchange in question:

Cousins: “I’m gonna ask you this one more time before I take it to another level: Can I have my son here?”

West: “Go shoot the ball.”

Cousins: “Can I have my son here, please?”

West: “No, he’s not coming.”

Cousins: “I’m gonna make sure I put a bullet through your f---ing head.”

Regardless of whether Cousins was being literal with West, the NBA is expected to join the Lakers in taking this claim seriously. The audio recording is eerily similar to that of Kansas City Chiefs wide receiver Tyreek Hill, who was caught on tape in April telling his son’s mother, “You need to be terrified of me, too, b----.” Hill was not suspended by the NFL. It is hard to believe the NBA would take the same tact if the league confirms that Cousins was the voice on the recording posted by TMZ.

Cousins signed a one-year deal with the Lakers in July. He tore his ACL during a workout earlier this month and is expected to miss the entire 2019-20 season.

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LEXINGTON, KY - NOVEMBER 19: DeMarcus Cousins #15 of the Kentucky Wildcats is pictured during the game against the Sam Houston State Bearkats at Rupp Arena on November 19, 2009 in Lexington, Kentucky. (Photo by Andy Lyons/Getty Images)
LEXINGTON, KY - DECEMBER 21: Darnell Dodson #3 (left) DeMarcus Cousins #15 (center) and DeAndre Liggins #34 of the Kentucky Wildcats celebrate following the 88-44 victory over the Drexel Dragons at Rupp Arena on December 21, 2009 in Lexington, Kentucky. The victory was the 2,000th in the history of Kentucky basketball. (Photo by Andy Lyons/Getty Images)
KNOXVILLE, TN - FEBRUARY 27: DeMarcus Cousins #15 of the Kentucky Wildcats sets to shoot a free throw against the Tennessee Volunteers at Thompson-Boling Arena on February 27, 2010 in Knoxville, Tennessee. Tennessee defeated Kentucky 74-65. (Photo by Joe Robbins/Getty Images)
NASHVILLE, TN - MARCH 14: (L-R) DeMarcus Cousins #15, Ramon Harris #5 and Darnell Dodson #3 of the Kentucky Wildcats celebrate after Cousins made a 2-point basket at the end of regulation to tie the game and send it into overtime against the Mississippi State Bulldogs during the final of the SEC Men's Basketball Tournament at the Bridgestone Arena on March 14, 2010 in Nashville, Tennessee. (Photo by Andy Lyons/Getty Images)
NEW YORK - JUNE 24: DeMarcus Cousins stands with NBA Commisioner David Stern after being drafted fifth by The Sacramento Kings at Madison Square Garden on June 24, 2010 in New York, New York. (Photo by Al Bello/Getty Images)
SACRAMENTO, CA - JUNE 26: DeMarcus Cousins #15 of the Sacramento Kings poses for a portrait on June 26, 2010 at the ARCO Arena in oacramento, California. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and/or using this Photograph, user is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. Mandatory Copyright Notice: Copyright 2010 NBAE (Photo by Rocky Widner/NBAE via Getty Images)
SACRAMENTO, CA - DECEMBER 8: DeMarcus Cousins #15 of the Sacramento Kings reacts after the play against the Washington Wizards on December 8, 2010 at ARCO Arena in Sacramento, California. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and/or using this Photograph, user is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. Mandatory Copyright Notice: Copyright 2010 NBAE (Photo by Rocky Widner/NBAE via Getty Images)
Sacramento Kings DeMarcus Cousins (C) drives to the basket as Dallas Mavericks players defend during the second half of their NBA basketball game in Sacramento, California February 9, 2011. REUTERS/Max Whittaker (UNITED STATES - Tags: SPORT BASKETBALL)
LOS ANGELES, CA - DECEMBER 1: DeMarcus Cousins #15 of the Sacramento Kings goes to the basket during the game between the Los Angeles Clippers and the Sacramento Kings at Staples Center on December 1, 2012 in Los Angeles, California. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and/or using this Photograph, user is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. Mandatory Copyright Notice: Copyright 2012 NBAE (Photo by Andrew D. Bernstein/NBAE via Getty Images)
Feb 12, 2014; New York, NY, USA; Sacramento Kings center DeMarcus Cousins (15) works against New York Knicks small forward Carmelo Anthony (7) during the second half at Madison Square Garden. Sacramento Kings defeat the New York Knicks 106-101 in OT. Mandatory Credit: Jim O'Connor-USA TODAY Sports
Nov 15, 2015; Sacramento, CA, USA; Sacramento Kings forward DeMarcus Cousins (15) reacts against the Toronto Raptors during the second quarter at Sleep Train Arena. Mandatory Credit: Kelley L Cox-USA TODAY Sports
Feb 12, 2016; Toronto, Ontario, Canada; Western Conference center DeMarcus Cousins of the Sacramento Kings (15) is interviewed during media day for the 2016 NBA All Star Game at Sheraton Centre. Mandatory Credit: Peter Llewellyn-USA TODAY Sports
Jul 28, 2016; Chicago, IL, USA; USA forward Carmelo Anthony (15) and center DeMarcus Cousins (12) during practice at the United Center. Mandatory Credit: David Banks-USA TODAY Sports
2016 Rio Olympics - Basketball - Quarterfinal - Men's Quarterfinal USA v Argentina - Carioca Arena 1 - Rio de Janeiro, Brazil - 17/8/2016. Demarcus Cousins (USA) of the USA and Deandre Jordan (USA) of the USA joke around on the bench . REUTERS/Jim Young TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY FOR EDITORIAL USE ONLY. NOT FOR SALE FOR MARKETING OR ADVERTISING CAMPAIGNS.
Feb 14, 2017; Los Angeles, CA, USA; Sacramento Kings forward DeMarcus Cousins (15) moves the ball against the Los Angeles Lakers during the second half at Staples Center. Mandatory Credit: Kirby Lee-USA TODAY Sports
NEW ORLEANS, LA - FEBRUARY 17: DeMarcus Cousins #15 of the Sacramento Kings speaks with the media during media availability for the 2017 NBA All-Star Game at The Ritz-Carlton New Orleans on February 17, 2017 in New Orleans, Louisiana. (Photo by Ronald Martinez/Getty Images)
NEW ORLEANS, LA - JANUARY 22: Anthony Davis #23 of the New Orleans Pelicans and DeMarcus Cousins #0 of the New Orleans Pelicans walk of the court during a NBA game against the Chicago Bulls at the Smoothie King Center on January 22, 2018 in New Orleans, Louisiana. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and or using this photograph, User is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. (Photo by Sean Gardner/Getty Images)
NEW ORLEANS, LA - JANUARY 20: DeMarcus Cousins #0 of the New Orleans Pelicans reacts after assiting a teammate during the second half of a NBA game against the Memphis Grizzlies at the Smoothie King Center on January 20, 2018 in New Orleans, Louisiana. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and or using this photograph, User is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. (Photo by Sean Gardner/Getty Images)
NEW ORLEANS, LA - JANUARY 26: DeMarcus Cousins #0 of the New Orleans Pelicans lies down on the ground after injuring his ankle during the second half of a NBA game against the Houston Rockets at the Smoothie King Center on January 26, 2018 in New Orleans, Louisiana. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and or using this photograph, User is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. (Photo by Sean Gardner/Getty Images)
NEW ORLEANS, LA - JANUARY 26: Players stand around DeMarcus Cousins #0 of the New Orleans Pelicans after he injured his ankle during a NBA game against the Houston Rockets at the Smoothie King Center on January 26, 2018 in New Orleans, Louisiana. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and or using this photograph, User is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. (Photo by Sean Gardner/Getty Images)
NEW ORLEANS, LOUISIANA - APRIL 09: DeMarcus Cousins #0 of the Golden State Warriors reacts during the second half against the New Orleans Pelicans at the Smoothie King Center on April 09, 2019 in New Orleans, Louisiana. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and or using this photograph, User is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. (Photo by Jonathan Bachman/Getty Images)
OAKLAND, CALIFORNIA - JUNE 13: DeMarcus Cousins #0 of the Golden State Warriors reacts against the Toronto Raptors in the second half during Game Six of the 2019 NBA Finals at ORACLE Arena on June 13, 2019 in Oakland, California. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and or using this photograph, User is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. (Photo by Ezra Shaw/Getty Images)
OAKLAND, CALIFORNIA - JUNE 13: DeMarcus Cousins #0 of the Golden State Warriors is defended by Serge Ibaka #9 of the Toronto Raptors in the second half during Game Six of the 2019 NBA Finals at ORACLE Arena on June 13, 2019 in Oakland, California. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and or using this photograph, User is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. (Photo by Thearon W. Henderson/Getty Images)
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