Judge Orders Mediation in Game Assault Case

Los Angeles Superior Court Judge Elihu Berle has ordered The Game to consider mediation in a lawsuit where the rapper is accused of assaulting a basketball coach.

Pro-amateur coach Shannon Roderick sued The Game in March alleging assault, battery, negligence and civil rights violations stemming from an altercation at a celebrity basketball game.

The suit claims that on February 24 The Game was playing in South Los Angeles for the City Hoops team Liteem-Up, who were losing in double figures to the Blazers, a team coached by Roderick. Roderick alleges that after calling a time-out, The Game accosted him near the bench area.

“Your team is garbage,” Game is alleged to have fumed. “You guys are nothing but a bunch of bustas.”

According to Roderick, when he turned toward Game the rapper punched him in the face.

After the incident, the lawsuit claims that Game vowed “I’m going to blast this fool,” and proceeded to retrieve a gun from his car. Fearing for his life, Roderick claims he hid in the gym until Game left.

The Game, real name Jayceon Taylor, pleaded no contest to possession of a firearm in a school zone.

He was ordered to perform 150 hours of community service and sentenced to three years probation.

According to reports, Roderick’s lawyer Portasha Moore confirmed she will follow the judge’s order to seek mediation.

If Game does not respond, Roderick’s lawyer will be allowed to pursue a default judgment in the case.

The Game is currently prepping the August 26 release of his highly anticipated third LP L.A.X., which features appearances from Nas, Common, Lil Wayne, Busta Rhymes, and Chris Brown.