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01-18-2007, 10:15 AM
Lakers center Kwame Brown isn't a exactly league leader in steals, but he allegedly scored one sweet takeaway in Hermosa Beach over the weekend.

No matter how you slice it, Brown, known for small hands that occasionally fumble passes on the basketball court, enjoyed a real cakewalk Saturday, according to a police report. For reasons only he knows (and he's not talking) Brown allegedly snatched a man's $190 2-by-2-foot chocolate birthday cake.

Once he had the cake, Brown opted not to eat it, too. He instead allegedly hurled it at the man and struck him in the back.

It all went down at the Blue 32 nightclub on Hermosa Avenue.

Several Lakers headed to the bar following their 109-106 victory over the Orlando Magic on Friday, according to a Hermosa Beach police report. Just down the street, Alexander Martinez, the man who filed the report, was celebrating his 30th birthday at the Shore Restaurant.

About 1:45 a.m. Martinez left the restaurant, his birthday cake in his arms, and walked north. He stopped in front of Blue 32. According to Martinez's report, Brown came along, grabbed the cake out of his arms and threw it at him. The report gives no indication why Brown would do such a thing.

The 5-foot-9, 165-pound Martinez, tried to confront the 6-foot-11, 270-pound Brown, but Brown got into a white limousine, the report said.

Twelve hours later Martinez visited the Hermosa Beach police station to file a police report on the purloined pastry.

Detectives looked into a possible case of grand theft and presented it to the Hermosa Beach city prosecutor, who decided to throw the case out.

Lakers spokesman John Black said the team was aware of the episode, but had been informed prosecutors were not seeking charges.


01-18-2007, 11:15 AM
Lakers spokesman John Black said the team was aware of the episode, but had been informed prosecutors were not seeking charges.

and people still wonder why athletes have an "i can do anything i want and get away with it" attitude.

01-18-2007, 11:52 AM

And no charges either? Either this turned out to be BS or someone is pretty pathetic to let a guy get away with this. I'd at least like to hear Kwame explain why this wasn't what it sounds like - either "didn't happen" or "he starting yelling at me and talking s*** and once we got into it I just got fed up and hit him with his own cake for being an a-hole".

Regular joe's get mouthy too, so it could have been like that. But a big NC from Brown says to me "I did it and I just want it to go away due to my status".

Los Angeles
01-18-2007, 12:19 PM
The guy turns 30 and gets sucker punched with his own birthday cake. Talk about adding insult to injury.

01-18-2007, 02:26 PM
Brown won't be prosecuted in cake heist

HERMOSA BEACH, Calif. -- A man walking down the street at bar-closing time with a $190 cake in his arms claimed Los Angeles Lakers center Kwame Brown swiped his birthday treat.

But authorities said the cake caper won't be prosecuted.

In a police report, Alexander Martinez said he left his 30th birthday celebration at the Shore Restaurant and Lounge at about 1:45 a.m. Saturday with the uneaten 2-by-2-foot cake and walked north toward the Blue 32 nightclub.

Martinez told police he first came upon Lakers forward Ronny Turiaf, who he said agreed to pose for a photograph with him and the chocolate cake.

But outside of Blue 32, the 6-foot-11, 270-pound Brown came along, grabbed the cake and threw it at Martinez, according to the report. Brown got into a white limousine and left, Martinez claimed in the report, although he didn't suggest any reason for the cake toss.

Martinez reported that he then walked up to Lamar Odom as the Lakers forward left Pedone's Pizza and confronted him about the cake, which was splattered on the birthday man's back.

A man believed to be Odom's bodyguard pushed Martinez into the street, yelling at him to get away from Odom, the police report said.

"Calm down, he didn't do anything," Odom told the man believed to be his bodyguard, the report said.

Everyone then went their separate ways and Martinez filed a police report 12 hours later.

Detectives presented a possible "grand theft of a person" case to the city attorney's office, which decided not to prosecute.

Brown wasn't talking, but Lakers spokesman John Black said the team was aware of the alleged incident and had been told prosecutors were not filing charges. Black had no other comment.

The Lakers are on a three-game road trip through Saturday.

Brown, averaging 8.7 points and 6.6 rebounds, has been sidelined since spraining his right ankle on Dec. 31. He is expected back in about two weeks.

Caked and beat up...lol

Should any of you want it, a new avatar made for this special occasion:


Frank Slade
01-18-2007, 02:29 PM
Oh boy, just when I thought I heard everything...
this takes the cake ! :rimshot:

01-18-2007, 02:34 PM
Awesome pic, VA.