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DeMarcus Cousins is reportedly being investigated for verbal threats, Lakers and NBA say they’re gathering information

TMZ released audio they say is Lakers center DeMarcus Cousins threatening his former girlfriend. The Lakers and NBA said they’re gathering information, while the police are investigating the allegations.

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The Mobile, Alabama Police Department is investigating verbal threats allegedly made by Los Angeles Lakers center DeMarcus Cousins towards his former girlfriend, according to TMZ.

TMZ reports that Cousins reportedly threatened to kill his former girlfriend during a phone call on Aug. 23. TMZ posted audio which they say is Cousins speaking to her.

The Lakers and NBA both released statements to ESPN in response to the allegations against Cousins.

TMZ reports that the alleged victim is filing a restraining order against Cousins.

Cousins was signed by the Lakers in July after spending the prior season with the Golden State Warriors. He tore his ACL two weeks ago and is expected to miss the entire season.

This story will update with more information as it becomes available.

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