Laker DeMarcus Cousins Sought on Arrest Warrant for Domestic Violence Charge

An arrest warrant for a domestic violence charge was issued Thursday in Alabama for Los Angeles Lakers center DeMarcus Cousins. 

The Lakers and the NBA say they're also investigating the claim Cousins threatened violence against a former girlfriend.

TMZ released an audio recording Tuesday in which it says Cousins threatens to shoot Christy West, the mother of their 7-year-old child.

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.

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