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Orlando Scandrick & Draya

Flossin' $400k Engagement Ring

6/22/2015 6:58 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE

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Here it is ... the $400,000 engagement ring Dallas Cowboys star Orlando Scandrick gave to Draya Michele ... 7-carats strong! 

Boom!  

As we previously reported, Scandrick popped the question to the "Basketball Wives L.A." star ... roughly one month after they broke up -- using one hell of an olive branch. 

Draya said "Yes" ... we're guessing the insane piece of jewelry designed by Jason of Beverly Hills helped do the trick ... and now the couple is on track to tie the knot after 2 years of dating. 

No word on when or where the wedding will be ... but we're guessing Orlando can probably get a discount if he wants to use Jerry's World in Dallas right now. He knows people. 

Draya Michele

ENGAGED TO NFL STAR ...

1 Month After Breakup (Update)

6/19/2015 4:43 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
Exclusive Details

0619-draya-michele-orlando-scandrick-INSTAGRAM-01The on-again, off-again, on-again, off-again, on-again, off-again relationship with Draya Michele and Dallas Cowboys star Orlando Scandrick is back on in a big way ... 'cause they're ENGAGED!!!

Just one month after they called it quits, the "Basketball Wives LA" star announced that Scandrick suddenly popped the question at a movie theater in Sherman Oaks, CA. 

"He got down on one knee and as soon as he started to talk I got nervous and couldn't help but to laugh hysterically. I was laughing and crying at the same time," Draya told People

As for the ring ... we spoke to Orlando's famous jeweler Jason of Beverly Hills who tells us it's almost 7 carats, with a MASSIVE diamond in the center ... and it's valued at  $400,000!!! 

"Orlando is one of the most detail-oriented clients I've ever worked with. Orlando was very serious about keeping it a secret."

Draya and Orlando have been dating for roughly two years ... and for the past few months, Draya's been very clear that she wanted a RING on her finger. 

Sooooo ...... congrats! 

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Gilbert Arenas

Smashes Car With Cinder Block

To Get Revenge On Baby Mama

6/17/2015 3:06 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

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Ex-NBA star Gilbert Arenas took a cinder block and smashed the hell out of a Mercedes that his longtime GF Laura Govan had been driving ... and he claims the whole thing was revenge for Laura ruining his Netflix account. 

Sources connected to the situation tell us the incident went down in 2014 ... when Arenas was so upset, he decided to take his anger out on the luxury vehicle in the driveway of his home. 

Gilbert says he has a perfectly good explanation -- claiming Laura had thrown his computer in his pool and smashed 34 windows at his Calabasas home.  

Gilbert says, "I don't remember my #Netflix password it was auto saved, you piece of sh*t. u take a person #Netflix away,nothing else matters."

Arenas added, "here's my comment: I LIKE NETFLIX... speaking of Netflix has anybody seen #Champs with Tysons holyfield and Hopkins???"

Gloria Govan

Dear, Matt Barnes ...

Quit Blowing Our Kids' Money!!

5/24/2015 12:45 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE

Matt Barnes' nasty habit of getting heavily fined by the NBA is pissing off his estranged wife Gloria Govan, who says he's blowing thousands upon thousands that's supposed to be going to their kids.

The ex "Basketball Wives" star told us she most recently read Matt the riot act after his verbal spat with James Harden's mother -- which ended up costing him $50k.

You gotta hear Gloria go off on Matt. She admits berating him to slow his roll on the court, but adds ... she has to come down hard because the fines are getting so damn expensive. She even takes a not-so-subtle jab at the NBA.

Double G and Matt's 2 kids have the money tagged for something else. 

'Basketball Wives' Sundy Carter

My Weekend in Jail

5/23/2015 8:12 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE

0523-sundy-carter-dui-turn-in-TMZ-01Sundy Carter will be spending Sunday in jail ... Saturday too.

The former "Basketball Wives" star turned herself in Friday after a warrant was issued for her arrest. Sundy was a no-show at the L.A. County Jail a while back, where she was supposed to serve a 2-day stint for a drunk driving conviction.

It appears the "better-late-than-never" principle applies to inmates, because Sundy was welcomed with open arms as she entered the facility.

It's possible she'll get out long  before the 2 days  because of jail overcrowding.

Sunday tells us,she's learned her lesson, saying, "I am a mother first and I am totally against drunk driving and encourage everyone to not drink and drive."

Gloria Govan

I Never Banged Colin Kaepernick

No Clue On Barnes Feud

5/22/2015 1:13 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE

Ex "Basketball Wives" star Gloria Govan is so over the rumors about her and Colin Kaepernick ... she's now addressing them -- and wants everyone to know the 49ers QB never crossed her end zone.

Gloria was at the "So Sexy L.A." party at SKYBAR in West Hollywood Thursday night ... when our photog asked about her estranged hubby, Clippers star Matt Barnes, and his very public hatred of Kaepernick.

Just a few weeks ago, Barnes called Kaep "a hoe" on Instagram -- which is why our guy asked Gloria if she knew what was behind the beef.

Watch ... Gloria took the ball and ran, first telling us -- "There's been a bunch of different rumors" about her and Colin hooking up. But she says, "I've never had a thing with Colin Kaepernick."

Double G seems to think fans blame her for their feud, but she tells us it's something else altogether.

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'Basketball Wives' Star

Draya, Orlando Split Is Sad

'They Really Loved Each Other'

5/14/2015 6:23 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE

Sometimes breakups are for the best ... but not Draya Michele and Orlando Scandrick -- because according to Draya's "Basketball Wives" co-star ... they really did love each other. 

We spoke with Brandi Maxiell about the conscious uncoupling -- and she broke it down this way .... "It's sad and unfortunate because I've been around them and they love each other so much."

As we previously reported, Draya had been dating the Dallas Cowboys star for about 2 years before they called it quits ... shocking considering they were just talking about marriage a few months ago

So, the question ... will the split be covered on the reality show? Brandi says it absolutely SHOULD ... "We're on a reality show!"

Orlando Scandrick & Draya Michele

IT'S OVER

End 2 Year Relationship

5/13/2015 11:45 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
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0513-orlando-scandrick-draya-michele-breakup-TMZ-01Dallas Cowboys stud Orlando Scandrick is back on the market ... 'cause his relationship with "Basketball Wives" star Draya Michele is officially OVER!!!!

Draya broke the news on social media ... saying, "After more than two years together Orlando and I have mutually decided to end our relationship."

"Unfortunately, we both live very hectic lives making it difficult to spend the deserved time together. He is a great father and athlete and I will cherish the memories that we created."

Pretty shocking ... considering the two were talking about marriage just a few short months ago. 

Story developing ... 

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Gilbert Arenas

Fires Back at Laura Govan

Hell Yes I Took Your Ring Back!

5/11/2015 12:45 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE

0508-gilbert-arenas-laura-govan-tmz-01Gilbert Arenas has told the judge ... he DEFINITELY took back the $1 MILLION engagement ring he gave to his estranged wife Laura Govan in 2008 ... but he sure as hell didn't sell it behind her back.

The NBA star just filed new court docs in his legal war with Govan (the mother of his 4 kids) ... admitting they're on terrible terms ever since they broke up in 2014. 

In fact, Arenas ADMITS he kicked her ass out of their L.A. mansion following the split ... and says he doesn't think he could EVER live with her again. 

As for the ring, which Govan claimed he "forcefully" took from her and sold for cash in previous legal docs -- Arenas says it's only partly true. 

In court docs obtained by TMZ Sports, Gilbert admits he took the ring and refused to give it back ... but says he NEVER tried to sell it. Instead, he says it's still in his possession. 

Gilbert doesn't say much more about the split ... however, he does cop to treating Laura like a queen when they were together.

For example, Arenas says he once threw Laura a lavish and expensive 3 day birthday bash ... and on another occasion, rented a chopper to fly Laura and her mom to Santa Barbara for lunch at a winery. 

But clearly ... those days are over now. 

'Basketball Wives' Star

Wives Should Strip, Rub Feet

To Keep NBA Hubbies Happy

4/16/2015 8:45 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE

The NBA playoffs are no joke -- and NBA wives need to do WHATEVER THEY CAN to keep their men happy ... from private stripping to foot rubs ... so says "Basketball Wives" star Jackie Christie

Jackie has some experience -- she's married to ex-NBA star Doug Christie, who played 15 seasons in the league. 

Christie says when the playoffs come around ... NBA wives need to switch into "support system" mode -- "Let him watch ESPN, be their wife, their secretary, their dancer, their stripper ... whatever you need to be to make him comfortable."

Jackie says she doesn't just talk the talk, she walked the walk when her hubby was still playing -- "I'd rub his feet, I ran his bath, cook his dinner, I kept his house quiet. I ran it like a military base."

Interesting strategy ... right Gloria Steinem? 

Dwight Howard's Baby Mama

Our Son Is Still Terrified Of Him

4/14/2015 12:30 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
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Dwight Howard's ex Royce Reed is FURIOUS that the NBA star is off the hook in his child abuse case ... telling close friends their 7-year-old son is still "terrified" of his father. 

TMZ Sports broke the story ... Howard was investigated by the Atlanta Police Dept. for allegedly hitting his son with a belt buckle last year. They ultimately decided to drop the case. 

Now, we've learned Reed is fuming over the decision -- with one source close to Reed telling us, "She's extremely upset by the way the system neglected to defend her son."

"She never asked for Dwight to be arrested. She asked for him to get help and take parenting classes. Her child is terrified of his father."

We reached out to Dwight's camp for comment -- and his attorney told us, "Several law enforcement agencies have thoroughly investigated the allegations and all decided against filing charges."

"It is sad that Royce Reed continues to use her son as a pawn with the media, despite court orders prohibiting her from doing so."

Dwight Howard

ATL Child Abuse Case Closed

... No Charges Filed

4/13/2015 11:04 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE

0413_dwight_howard_gtmzDwight Howard will NOT face criminal charges for allegedly beating his then 6-year-old son Braylon with a belt buckle ... TMZ Sports has learned. 

As we previously reported, the NBA star was being investigated by the Atlanta Police Department over an incident that went down in Georgia back in August 2014. 

We spoke with Howard's attorney David Oscar Markus who told us, "We are gratified that the Atlanta Police Department, after fully examining the frivolous allegations against Dwight Howard, has closed the case and decided not to proceed with charges."

"Dwight Howard will continue to act in the best interest of his children and do whatever is necessary to protect their welfare."

Matt Barnes

Divorce War Truce

'She's Always Gonna Be My Homie'

4/8/2015 7:52 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE

The marriage may be over ... but NBA star Matt Barnes says he's finally made peace with his estranged wife Gloria Govan ... telling TMZ Sports, "I'm always gonna love my ex."

We broke the story ... Matt and his reality star wife separated back in September due to "trust issues" and at first, things were pretty nasty between the two.

And even though Matt hasn't formally filed divorce docs yet (we're told it's just a matter of time) ... the L.A. Clippers star told us both sides are finally moving on ... under peaceful circumstances.  

"She's always gonna be my homie. She's the mother of my kids," Barnes says. 

FYI -- the two were married back in 2012 and have 6-year-old twin boys together.

"She's always gonna be a part of my life ... so I have no ill feelings toward her."

#Maturity

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