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Nerlens Noel alleged to have destroyed home, threatened owners

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Bill Streicher-USA TODAY Sports

Former Kentucky Wildcats big man Nerlens Noel may be in some hot water.

According to a report from TMZ, Noel is alleged to have done significant damage to a house he rented outside of Philadelphia from September 2014 to August 2015. Noel joined the 76ers in the summer of 2013 after being drafted in the first round by them following his one year at Kentucky. He missed all of his rookie season while rehabbing from a torn ACL.

The owners of Noel's damaged home even said that after they demanded $42,000 to repair the damage caused by Noel and/or his friends, a tombstone with the words 'RIP' appeared on their doorstep. Here's some of the other damage reportedly done:

-- $30,000 in other damage to carpets

-- Extreme water damage throughout the home

-- $4,000 in damage to the stove

-- damage to the fridge

-- damage to the blinds

-- damage to dishwasher

-- torn window screens

Obviously, this report doesn't directly link Noel to committing these acts since professional players often let friends and family stay in homes they own, especially during long NBA roads trips. So even though this happened at a house Noel owned doesn't mean he directly committed these acts.

But it nothing else, Noel is guilty by association for even allowing others to commit these acts. This is a really bad look for Noel, who turns 22 next week. and it's hard to think that all of this damage occurred without Noel being part of at least some of it, but it's more despicable and sad if he had any involvement with the threats being made to the owners.

Hopefully, John Calipari and others can get in Noel's ear and help him grow up and not let these kinds of things happen.