The Game pleaded not guilty Thursday to punching and threatening to shoot a man during a pickup basketball game in South Los Angeles.
The 27-year-old rapper, whose real name is Jayceon Terrell Taylor, entered the pleas in Superior Court. He is charged with three felony counts of making a criminal threat, possessing a firearm in a school zone and exhibiting a firearm in the presence of an officer.
Taylor, who remained free on $50,000 bail, faces more than five years in state prison if convicted.
His attorney, Shawn Chapman Holley, did not immediately return a message seeking comment.