Don't put a fork in Matt Barnes and Gloria Govan's marriage just yet ... 'CAUSE IT AIN'T OVER ... so says Gloria's sister Laura Govan -- who knows what it's like to be in a relationship with an NBA star.
Laura -- who has 4 kids with NBA star Gilbert Arenas -- was out in Calabasas when our photog asked if there was chance her sister would ever reconcile with Matt now that they've separated.
Peep the video -- it's clear Laura's a "glass half full" type of gal ... and explains why there's no doubt they'll be one happy couple again in no time.
NBA Star Matt Barnes
Separated from Gloria Govan
... 'Trust Issues'
10/14/2014 7:08 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
L.A. Clippers star Matt Barnes has separated from his reality star wife Gloria Govan ... TMZ Sports has learned -- and sources close to the couple tell us it's all over "trust issues."
Barnes and Govan were married back in 2012 -- and have 5-year-old twin boys together.
Sources connected to the couple tell us Matt and "Basketball Wives: LA" star Gloria have been separated for about 6 weeks.
We're told they're still technically living in the same house -- but it's just temporary and it's just a matter of time before one of them moves out and they start the divorce process.
Maybe one of the biggest signs things were going south ... Matt hasn't posted a picture of Gloria on Instagram in months. And we haven't been able to find a picture of Gloria wearing her wedding ring since late-August.
NFL Star Orlando Scandrick
With 'Basketball Wives' Star
10/6/2014 7:01 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
Two big victories for Dallas Cowboys stud Orlando Scandrick ... first, he beat the Texans -- and then, he GOT BACK TOGETHER WITH HIS EX!
Just two months after "Basketball Wives: LA" star Draya Michele kicked him to the curb, the two were back in each other's arms in Dallas this weekend.
Michele went to the game -- rooted for Orlando -- and even sat with his family members.
Afterward, she posted a pic on Instagram with the caption, "We might not HAVE IT ALL TOGETHER, but TOGETHER we HAVE IT ALL."
Back before the split in August, Draya had said the two were close to marriage.
Wonder if they're gonna pick up where they left off.
'Basketball Wives' Star
Husband 'Almost Left Me'
... For Leaking Nude Pic
9/29/2014 12:45 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
Former NBA star Doug Christie was SO PISSED when his wife leaked a topless photo to the Internet earlier this year, he almost ended the marriage ... so says Jackie Christie.
The "Basketball Wives: LA" star was out in Hollywood this weekend when she admitted to TMZ Sports that she was the person responsible for the topless getting onto the web back in June ... but swears it was an accident.
Still, Jackie says Doug was so mad about the debacle, that "[he] almost left me."
Check out the clip ... Jackie blames the whole thing on an Instagram screw-up -- but her story seems a bit fishy.
We'll explain why on the premiere of "TMZ Hollywood Sports" -- which airs TONIGHT on Reelz at 8PM ET, 5PM PT.
Ring-Shames Russell Westbrook
'My Ring's Worth $1 MILLION!'
9/5/2014 12:45 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
Gilbert Arenas' lady Laura Govan is serving notice to all basketball wives -- there's only one (engagement) ring to rule them all ... and it's the MILLION DOLLAR stone she rocks on her hand.
Laura was out in Calabasas when our camera guy asked her about Russell Westbrook's endearing display of love to his fiancee -- a sick $700k engagement ring.
That's when the bombshell was dropped -- Laura told us she thinks the Westbrook ring is "cute" ... but can't touch the million dollar MONSTER on her ring finger!!
You gotta see this clip -- Govan explains why she DESERVES to rock the massive rock ... and it's clear she's not shy about it.
Draya Michele Sued
She May be Victim
Of Smear Campaign
8/22/2014 12:20 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
Draya Michele just got sued by a club that had claimed she cancelled a gig because there were too many gay people ... but there's now evidence she may be the victim of a smear campaign.
TMZ broke the story ... a VIP hostess at Penthouse nightclub claimed Draya showed up for a scheduled event August 10, surveyed the crowd and then homophobically groused there were too many "f**s" and "d**es." The hostess said Draya stormed out, making the night a disaster.
But in the club's lawsuit ... there is not a word mentioned about homophobic comments. In fact ... the lawsuit doesn't even say Draya showed up. It says they got a text from her saying she was too tired to show.
The story in the lawsuit syncs up with the one Draya told us ... that she never showed up because she was sick. She also told us the club owner threatened to trash her in the media for being a no show.
The question ... did the owner make good on his threat?
'Basketball Wives LA' Star
Scores Sweet Support Deal
from NBA Baller Ex
8/17/2014 12:45 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
Charlotte Hornets guard Jannero Pargo better have a good season, because he's going to need a nice new contact after a judge gave his ex Malaysia a nice support deal.
As TMZ Sports first reported, Malyasia -- who stars on the VH1 show "Basketball Wives LA" -- filed for divorce from Jannero back in May. They have 3 kids together, a 7-year-old and 3-year-old twins.
According to docs filed in Los Angeles Superior Court, Malaysa (whose real name is Laquisha) was awarded primary physical custody, while the couple will share legal custody.
Jannero was ordered to pay $15,380/month in child support and another $7,500/month in spousal support. He's also been ordered to fork over $25,000 for her attorneys' fees.
Jannero recently a signed a one-year deal with the Hornets, with some reports putting his salary at a little under $1.5 million for the season.
Here's to hoping he has a good year.
'Basketball Wives' Star
Allegedly Cancels Gig Because of
'Too Many F**s and D**es'
8/15/2014 12:50 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
"Basketball Wives" star Draya Michele ditched a paid gig at a West Hollywood nightclub because there were too many "f**s and d**es" ... so claim club honchos who are now threatening to sue her.
The hostess at Penthouse Nightclub tells TMZ ... Draya was supposed to host an event Sunday. When she arrived she looked at the crowd and said she didn't want to waste her time with "f**s and d**es" and left.
Draya told us she did NOT make the homophobic comment. She says never even showed up to the club that night ... she had called them to say she had to cancel because she was sick. She says the club owner threatened to trash her in the media for being a no show.
The club fires back ... Draya accepted a $2.5K deposit, was obligated to show and the club lost money when a disappointed crowd simply left the club. The club now plans on suing her.
Draya tells us ... she'll be happy to entertain her LGBT fans on another night ... at a different club.
V. Stiviano On 'Basketball Wives?'
Don't Hold Your Breath.
5/28/2014 12:25 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
There have been rumblings that V. Stiviano is gunning for a role on VH1's "Basketball Wives" ... so, when we saw "BW" exec producer Shaunie O'Neal out in L.A. this weekend, we had to ask if V. has a shot.
Let's put it this way ... Shaunie (who's awesome btw) didn't exactly say no.
We also asked O'Neal if she's ever reached out to Kobe Bryant's wife Vanessa to see if she'd be interested in doing the show.
Check out the clip.
'Basketball Wives' Divorce
I DON'T HATE YOUR GUTS
Malaysia Tells NBA Husband
5/27/2014 11:04 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
"Basketball Wives" star Malaysia Pargo insists her divorce from NBA player Jannero Pargo is NOT as nasty as it seems ... telling TMZ Sports she still wants to be friends after the split.
We broke the story ... Malaysia just filed divorce docs in L.A. after airing her beef with the Charlotte Hornets player on various social media platforms ... and it seemed the two were ready to go to war.
But now, Malaysia tells us both she and Jannero are keeping things friendly for the good of their 3 children -- and are committed to not only being civil toward each other, but friendly.
"Our family is our top priority and while we have decided to amicably go our separate way," Malaysia says, "We are both committed parents and plan to remain friends as we co-parent our three children. At this time we do not wish to discuss the details of our divorce. We ask that you keep our family in your prayers."
'Basketball Wives' Star
I'm DIVORCING My NBA Player Husband
5/24/2014 12:45 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
"Basketball Wives" star Malaysia Pargo has finally pulled the trigger on her troubled marriage to Charlotte Hornets player Jannero Pargo -- TMZ Sports has learned she has just filed for divorce.
Malaysia -- real name Laquisha Pargo -- filed divorce docs in L.A. County Superior Court, citing irreconcilable differences. They have 3 kids together, a 7-year-old and 3-year-old twins.
Malaysia also wants Jannero to pony up for spousal support -- and pay her lawyer fees.
In the docs, Malaysia says they were married back in 2006 but separated on December 27, 2012.
Since then, the two have aired some thinly-veiled beef on social media ... dating back to January 2014, when Jannero posted a quote from a Jay Z song reading, "S*** i got 2 liv wit the fact i did u wrong 4ever."
He also posted a photo with the caption, "Once a good girl has gone bad, she's gone forever."
Malaysia shot back, "Don't worry, I'm not f*** up about it. At All. Carry on. God bless."
She then posted a photo of her own with a caption that read, "Forgive, not because they deserve forgiveness but because you deserve peace."
This has all the hallmarks of a nasty split -- which is probably perfect content for Season 4 of BBW.
Released from Hospital
After Diabetic Emergency
3/27/2014 1:36 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
"Basketball Wives" star Tami Roman is on the rebound after Wednesday's diabetic emergency that put her in the hospital -- she tells TMZ, she has just been released ... and is currently resting at home.
Tami says she was rushed to the hospital after going into diabetic shock and fainting in her Houston house. Her daughter found her passed out and called 911.
Tami says she was also suffering from dehydration.
Tami spent the night in the hospital and was released early Thursday AM once doctors determined she was healthy enough to go home.
'Love & Hip Hop'
Show Idea Was STOLEN
3/11/2014 8:45 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
The cat fights are now spilling into court -- a pair of female producers are suing the people behind "Love & Hip Hop" ... claiming the reality show was their idea first ... and VH1 stole it.
Trisha Lum and Nickie Lum-Davis filed the suit against VH1 and MTV -- claiming they pitched the idea back in 2009 ... and thought they had a deal to make their show, called "Hip Hop Wives."
According to the lawsuit ... the show was supposed to star current and former flames of DMX, Swizz Beatz, Irv Gotti and Jim Jones ... but VH1 honchos cooled on the idea ... saying they didn't want a show that would compete with its other reality series, "Basketball Wives."
The Lums are calling BS ... saying VH1 moguls used "Hip Hop Wives" as the template for "Love and Hip Hop" ... down to the last detail.
Trisha and Nickie want justice ... in the form of money. Their lawyer tells us they're gunning for an 8-figure judgment.
VH1 had no comment.