Arrest Warrant Issued for Los Angeles Lakers Center DeMarcus Cousins

FILE – In this April 4, 2019, file photo, then-Golden State Warriors’ DeMarcus Cousins is shown during the first half of an NBA basketball game against the Los Angeles Lakers, in Los Angeles. The Los Angeles Lakers and the NBA say they’re investigating a claim that center DeMarcus Cousins threatened violence against a former girlfriend. 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. (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez, File)

Alabama police issued an arrest warrant for DeMarcus Cousins on a misdemeanor domestic violence charge for harassing communications.

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

The Lakers are ‘taking this claim seriously’ and are still looking into the allegation.

— Eve Hemingway