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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
breaking news

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
EXCLUSIVE

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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

'Basketball Wives' Star Sundy Carter

I Want Draya Michele Prosecuted

An Eye for an Eye, Baby!

3/27/2015 12:50 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE

Sundy Carter Draya Michele Assault "Basketball Wives: LA" star Sundy Carter has filed a police report claiming co-stars Draya Michele and Malaysia Pargo violently assaulted her and caused permanent eye damage, but she may have royally screwed up the case.

It happened during a Season 3 episode back in July 2013. Draya allegedly started the fight by calling Sundy "ratchet." Sundy claims Draya punched her and Malaysia hit her in the eye socket.

So here's the problem. Sundy filed the police report Wednesday night -- nearly 2 years after the incident, and the statute of limitations is 1 year.

Sundy says she only found out 6 months ago she has permanent eye damage. She says her vision is blurred, not getting any better, and she now has to wear glasses. And speaking of glasses ... her excuse won't hold water in court.

But there's a ray of hope. Sundy can still file a civil lawsuit against the girls because the statute of limitations is 2 years.

We'd love to livestream that trial. 

You can hear Sundy tell her side on "Icons with Ken Collis," April 1st.

Draya and Orlando Scandrick

No Reality Show For Us

... At Least Right Now

3/26/2015 7:46 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE

The Dallas Cowboys can rest easy for the time being ... because Orlando Scandrick and his GF Draya Michele are NOT trying to score their own reality show -- at least not yet. 

The couple hit Hollywood last night ... and with "Basketball Wives" star Evelyn Lozada scoring her own spin-off this week ... we had to ask if Draya (who stars on "Basketball Wives LA") would follow in her footsteps. 

"We really don't need to do reality TV," Draya said ... "It's not really our thing."

BTW -- Draya is currently finishing up her 4th season on "Basketball Wives."

So, is it possible the couple could change their stance? Yes. 

Watch the clip. 

Evelyn Lozada

Gets Reality Show w/ MLB Fiance

... And Hot Daughter

3/25/2015 7:58 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
breaking news

0325_evelyn_lozada_Carl-Crawford_2Evelyn Lozada is getting back into the reality TV game -- starring in a brand new series with her MLB superstar fiance Carl Crawford ... TMZ Sports has learned. 

Lozada spent 5 seasons on "Basketball Wives" before taking a hiatus from reality ... but now she's hooked up with Oprah Winfrey's OWN Network as star and exec producer of "Evelyn" (working title).

Sources connected to the show tell us the series will focus on Evelyn's relationship -- and raising their 1-year-old son ... while already being a parent to a smokin' hot 21-year-old daughter, Shaniece.

0325-SUB-evelyn-shanieceh-instagramSo far, no word if any of Crawford's L.A. Dodgers teammates are scheduled to appear on the show ... but with attention-loving stars like Yasiel Puig on the Blue Crew ... we wouldn't rule it out. 

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Gilbert Arenas

NASTY BREAKUP w/ LAURA GOVAN

Allegedly Sells Her $1 Million Ring

3/23/2015 4:49 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE

0323_Laura-Govan_gilbert_arenas_TMZGilbert Arenas is being sued by his longtime girlfriend Laura Govan -- the mother of his 4 kids -- who claims Gilbert kicked her out of their L.A. mansion and then sold off her $1 million engagement ring. 

TMZ Sports has obtained court docs filed by Govan ... in which she claims her and Gilbert are in the middle of a NASTY split. 

In the docs, the "Basketball Wives LA" star claims she started dating Gilbert in 2002 ... before he made nearly $200 million in NBA contract money.  

The two never had a formal wedding, but Laura claims they "lived together as husband and wife" and Gilbert promised that she would "share equally" in all of his earnings from 2003 on ... as if they were legally married. 

Govan says the relationship fell apart around the end of 2014 ... when Gilbert "notified [Laura] to vacate the premises" of their home. 

To make matters worse, Laura says Gilbert then "forcefully took" the $1 million engagement ring he gave to her in 2008 and sold it without her permission. 

0323_laura_govan_ring_gettyNow, Laura says she wants her cut of the Arenas fortune -- which she says includes profits from a number of marijuana clinics which she says Gilbert owns. 

Attempts to reach Gilbert for comment were unsuccessful. 

'Basketball Wives' Star

I Had a Miscarriage

... It Was Devastating

3/6/2015 10:42 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF
breaking news

0306-laura-govan-gilbert-arenas-tmz-01"Basketball Wives LA" star Laura Govan says she recently suffered a miscarriage when she was pregnant with her 5th child with Gilbert Arenas ... but says she's finally ready to move on. 

Govan says she only found out she was pregnant about a month ago ... and says she believes she was about 3 months along ... but lost the child a short time later. 

"When it happened I didn't want to talk about or deal with it," Laura said on Instagram ... "but now I'm ready to get my life back on track!"

Laura says she gained roughly 15 pounds during the pregnancy -- but is now focused on losing the weight. 

"This is something REAL that happens every day to women like you and me and it's real easy to feel alone, confused and unsure about how to handle or deal with the struggle."

"Thank God for my REAL friends and family who allowed me to do me and take some time away to get back to focus. #inRealLife I'm so thankful for all your support .... Let's get it ... And Thank You for the LOVE."

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