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Lakers Release Statement On TMZ's DeMarcus Cousins Report

A closeup of DeMarcus Cousins looking up during a game.

PHOENIX, ARIZONA - FEBRUARY 08: DeMarcus Cousins #0 of the Golden State Warriors during the second half of the NBA game against the Phoenix Suns at Talking Stick Resort Arena on February 08, 2019 in Phoenix, Arizona. The Warriors defeated the Suns 117-107. (Photo by Christian Petersen/Getty Images)

Earlier Tuesday morning, TMZ released a report suggesting Los Angeles Lakers center DeMarcus Cousins threatened to shoot the mother of his son.

According to the report, Cousins allegedly told the woman he would "put a bullet" in her head.

TMZ obtained audio and police reports from the call where he allegedly threatened ex-girlfriend, Christy West.

A few hours after the report came out, the Lakers released a statement about the alleged incident.

"We are aware of the allegation involving DeMarcus Cousins and, of course, take this claim seriously. We are in the process of gathering information and will reserve further comment at this time," the team said.

According to the report, Cousins allegedly attempted to have his son come to his wedding with new wife, Morgan Lang. When his ex-girlfriend denied the request, he allegedly said "I'm gonna make sure I put a bullet in your f**king head."

West filed court documents seeking a restraining order against Cousins.

Earlier this summer, the basketball star suffered a torn ACL in a pickup basketball game.

The injury will cost him the full 2019-20 season - likely his one and only with the Lakers after he signed a one-year contract with the team earlier this offseason.