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.
Dallas Cowboys Star to GF
I'll Pay You DOUBLE
to Quit 'Basketball Wives'
2/27/2014 10:30 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF
"Basketball Wives" star Draya Michele says her NFL star boyfriend ain't a fan of the VH1 show -- and he hates it so much, he offered to pay her TWICE HER SALARY to quit.
Draya -- who's dating Dallas Cowboys cornerback Orlando Scandrick -- dropped the bombshell on Big Boy's Neighborhood show on L.A.'s Power 106 this week ... admitting the reality show has been "really hard on my boyfriend."
"We watch it together and he’s came to the point already. It’s been episode one, we saw 60 minutes of what is going to be going on for 12 weeks and he’s like ‘You know what? I don’t think you should do this next year How much are they paying you again? I’ll pay you double to sit your ass on the couch.'"
It seems Draya not only turned down the offer ... but said she hopes to have her own reality show in the future.
'Basketball Wives' Star
My Jeweler Jacked My Necklace
And My Insurance Co. Is Screwing Me
2/14/2014 12:30 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF
Former NBA megastar Stephon Marbury's wife is at war over nearly a million bucks worth of jewelry which she claims was stolen right out from under her.
Latasha Marbury had a pair of diamond earrings, a diamond pendant and a diamond necklace which she claims she had to sell to reduce the insanely expensive insurance premiums she was paying for her $2.5 mil jewelry collection. Yes, even rich people get cash-strapped.
Latasha claims she took the 3 items -- worth $900,000 -- to an NYC jeweler to sell, but she claims he outright stole them from her.
So Latasha filed a theft claim with her insurance company. Now here's the snag. The insurance company says the only way it would pay on a theft claim is if the jewelry were taken by force or stolen from a safe place.
The insurance company claims in Latasha's case she voluntarily handed the goods over so it's a case of tough luck.
Latasha is now suing the insurance company for a cool mil. The jeweler is nowhere to be found.
'Basketball Wives' Star Eric Williams
New Deadbeat Dad Case
Owes $24k to 2nd Baby Mama
2/12/2014 12:35 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF
"Basketball Wives" star Eric Williams -- who spent 12 seasons in the NBA -- is on the hook for more than $24k in unpaid child support ... but his baby mama says the 41-year-old has gone M.I.A.
TMZ Sports has learned ... back in November, a Colorado judge ordered Williams to fork over a total of $24,434.45 to the mother of his 13-year-old son.
Problem is ... no one can find Williams to collect the cash -- so the baby mama has yet to collect.
We contacted to the woman's lawyer who tells us, "Efforts to locate [Williams] have been exhausting."
It seems the woman's legal team is preparing to turn up the heat if she doesn't get paid -- and could move to get Eric locked up if he doesn't pay up.
It's not the first time Williams has had child support issues -- last year a judge issued an arrest warrant for the guy after he blew off a hearing in which he was supposed to submit a DNA test to establish paternity for a different child.
We tried to contact Williams ... but, duh, couldn't find him.
ENGAGED to L.A. Dodgers Star
... And My Ring's Bigger Than Gabrielle Union's!!!
12/25/2013 12:22 PM PST BY TMZ STAFF
Evelyn Lozada got a helluva Christmas gift this morning from Dodgers star Carl Crawford ... a 14.5 carat DIAMOND ENGAGEMENT RING ... and sources tell TMZ the ring's worth $1.4 MILLION!!!
Crawford -- who's in the middle of a $142 million contract -- popped the question this morning ... and the "Basketball Wives" star said YES!
Just like Dwyane Wade, Crawford picked up the ring from go-to celebrity jeweler Jason of Beverly Hills.
For the record, the ring Wade gave to Gabrielle Union was ONLY 8.5 carats ... but size doesn't really matter, right???
Evelyn has been married before -- she tied the knot with Chad Johnson back in 2012 ... but divorced him later that year after the NFL star headbutted her during an argument. Before Johnson, she was engaged to NBA star Antoine Walker (but they never married).
As for her new man, she started dating Crawford earlier this year ... and Evelyn is 7 months pregnant with his child.