Former Lakers Player On The Hook For Bling Bill
The guy at the center of the lawsuit is DJ Mbenga -- an 8-year NBA vet who rode the bench with the Lake Show when they won 2 NBA championship rings in 2009 and 2010.
DJ is being sued by a Texas jewelry company called Lemmerman's -- which calls itself "The Player's Choice."
According to the suit, obtained by TMZ ... Mbenga ordered $59,750 worth of jewelry around 2010 ... including a $16k diamond pinky ring, several bracelets and a $3,750 Polanti watch.
Lemmerman's claims DJ forked over $10k ...but when it came to collecting the remaining $49,750 ... Mbenga refused to pay.
Lemmerman's is seeking the money they say they are owed, plus attorney fees. more on this story
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