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Isaiah Thomas My Sister's Death 'Hardest Week of My Life'

4/19/2017 11:55 AM PDT
Breaking News

NBA superstar Isaiah Thomas says "the pain I am feeling right now is impossible to put into words" following his sister's fatal car crash.

Thomas' 22-year-old sister, Chyna, died Saturday in Tacoma, WA after her car violently slammed into a metal pole. Thomas -- who played in Game 1 and 2 of the Celtics' playoff series against the Bulls -- traveled home as the family prepares for the funeral and he's clearly grief-stricken.

He said, "I never could have imagined a day where my little sister, Chyna, wouldn't be here. She and my family are everything to me ... This has been without question the hardest week of my life."

Thomas went on to say he's overwhelmed by the love and support he's received from friends, fans, the City of Boston, the Celtics org and NBA community throughout.

He added, "I truly appreciate all of the support you've shown me the past several days and thank you for respecting my privacy as I continue to grieve and heal with my loved ones at this time."

Glen 'Big Baby' Davis I'd Welcome Ray Allen At '08 Celtics Reunion

3/28/2017 7:09 AM PDT
EXCLUSIVE

What bad blood??

Glen "Big Baby" Davis says he'd love to have Ray Allen on board for the 2008 Boston Celtics reunion ... but understands why some of the other guys think differently.

We spoke with Davis outside Ace of Diamonds in L.A. Monday night about Rajon Rondo's plan to reunite the '08 title team this summer ... minus 1/3 of the famous Big 3.

All the other guys have gotten the invite, except for Allen who ditched the green and white for South Beach in '11 ... and Davis isn't shocked the sharpshooter got snubbed.

Kelly Olynyk Hates Crappy Fantasy Owners ... Rips TMZ Photog

3/4/2017 12:25 AM PST
EXCLUSIVE

Nothing pisses off Kelly Olynyk more than a poorly run fantasy basketball league -- which is why the Boston Celtics player tore our TMZ photog a new one right in the middle of the street.

Long story short ... our guy is in a league that starts the fantasy playoffs THIS WEEK. Olynyk feels that's wayyyyy too early. He's right.

When our guy tried to explain why (in case NBA playoff-bound teams sit their stars at the end of the regular season) ... Kelly called B.S. and called for the commish to be FIRED.

Kelly's right. Get rid of the guy.

Mark Wahlberg Don't Freak Out, Celtics Fans!! ... Boston Will Be a Top 4 Seed in the Playoffs

12/14/2016 10:13 AM PST
EXCLUSIVE

It's been an up-and-down season for the Boston Celtics ... but that's not keeping superfan Mark Wahlberg from staying positive ... saying the Celtics will finish with one of the best records in the East.

Boston was predicted to be one of the top teams in the Eastern Conference ... but currently sit just a couple games above .500 at 13-11.

So, when we saw Mark in NYC promoting his new movie "Patriots Day," we asked about the teams less-than-stellar start. 

Mark ain't worried though ... saying it's WAYYY too early to freak out, predicting that the Celts will finish with either the 3rd or 4th seed in the East.

Rest easy, Beantown.

Boston Celtics Player BRAIDS HAIR INTO CLOVER ... For Season Opener

10/27/2016 6:04 AM PDT

Boston Celtics player Gerald Green was so stoked about kicking off the NBA season Wednesday night -- he braided a CLOVER into his hair ... and it was awesome. 

By the way, it worked -- the Celtics beat the Nets and Green dropped 9 points!

NBA Rookie Demetrius Jackson Orders Custom Suit ... With My Face On It!!!

6/29/2016 4:06 PM PDT
EXCLUSIVE

NBA rookie Demetrius Jackson has gone next level with his wardrobe personalization -- ordering up a sick custom jacket ... WITH HIS OWN FACE INSIDE IT!! 

The Boston Celtics rook -- 45th pick in the draft -- hit up Ge Wang at ESQ Clothing and asked for 3 unique jackets. Wang delivered ... with custom lining made specifically for Jackson.

The first jacket featured DJ in his Notre Dame jersey. The second was a tribute to his dog, Obi. The third was ND's famous Golden Dome building. 

We spoke with Wang ... who told us, "Demetrius didn't specifically say what to put on them. We tried to surprise him a bit. He's very passionate about his upbringing and his puppy, so we went that route.”

Wang wouldn't say how much DJ paid for his handmade threads -- but said his stuff usually runs about $2k per suit plus another $500 for custom lining. 

Good thing DJ's rich. 

Paul Pierce Burned In Boston Sells Mansion for a Loss

1/2/2015 12:45 AM PST
EXCLUSIVE
The Paul Pierce era in Boston is now officially over -- because the former Celtics star has finally sold off his massive 2-story mansion ... but he took a pretty nasty hit on the way out.

Pierce bought the 7,631 square foot pad back in 2003 for $2.4 million ... but after he was shipped out of Boston to the Brooklyn Nets in 2013 -- Pierce put the home on the market for $2.6 mil hoping to turn a profit. 

Things didn't go as planned.

TMZ Sports has learned ... after more than a year on the market, Paul finally found a buyer. But he only got $2.25 mil for the 5 bedroom, 6 bathroom spot ... $150k less than he paid for it. 

The good news for Pierce ... he's reportedly made more than $160 million in his career -- so, there's that.

Mark Wahlberg Recruiting Kevin Durant ... Come to the Celtics!!

11/6/2014 10:22 AM PST
EXCLUSIVE

Kevin Durant will be a free agent in 2016 ... and Mark Wahlberg is already lobbying to get him into a Celtics jersey.

We were talkin' to Mark about his custom Celtics basketball court at his new L.A. mansion and asked if any Celtics players had actually played there.

Wahlberg revealed that K.D. shot some hoops on the court recently -- and then made his pitch for the MVP to come to Beantown when his contract with the Oklahoma City Thunder is after next season.

It's probably an uphill battle for Celtic Nation ... Durant is reportedly leaning toward re-signing with OKC or heading to Washington D.C. ... where he grew up.

Still, good luck.

Paul Pierce My Career Ain't Over I'm Playing Another TEN YEARS!

7/10/2013 5:45 AM PDT
EXCLUSIVE


NBA superstar Paul Pierce tells TMZ ... just because he left Boston doesn't mean his career's over -- he wants to play another TEN YEARS in the league!!

35-year-old Pierce was leaving a grocery store in L.A. with a bunch of water (it's important to hydrate) when we asked how he felt about being traded from the Celtics to the Brooklyn Nets this late in his prolific career.

Paul's reaction was CLASSIC -- "Who says it's the end of my career? I plan on playing ten more years dude."

We're not saying it's an impossible goal ... but it's gonna be pretty tough -- considering no one in the modern NBA era has played until the age of 45 (Dikembe Mutombo and Kareem Abdul-Jabbar played until they were 42 and Kevin Willis was 44).

Think he's got a chance?

NBA Draft Standouts Who'd You Rather?

6/28/2013 10:23 AM PDT
Last night a handful of NBA hopefuls -- armed with nothing more than their best fitting suits and a smile --  hit the stage as their dreams came true.

Nerlens Noel
tucked his Kid 'n Play fade under a New Orleans Pelican hat (far left) -- while perched upon Lucas Nogueira's afro was a Boston Celtics cap (center left). Cody Zeller kept it white-guy-chic by making no effort to stylize his Charlotte Bobcats hat (center right) -- and lastly Shabazz Muhammad could barely contain himself with his new Utah Jazz Hat (right).

So we gotta ask ...

Marlon Wayans KG Would WHOOP Carmelo's Ass!!!

1/10/2013 5:00 AM PST
EXCLUSIVE


Kevin Garnett
would've laid the smack down on Carmelo Anthony if things came to blows during their post-game standoff this week ... all because of KG's cartoonishly long arms ... so says Marlon Wayans.

Marlon was out in NYC yesterday when we asked about the Melo vs. KG beef -- and his answer ... is ... hilarious.

The highlights -- KG's got arms like Dhalsim from "Street Fighter" ... and on a completely unrelated note, the world is run by vagina. Must watch.

Carmelo Anthony SUSPENDED for Post-Game Clash w/ KG

1/9/2013 3:43 PM PST
Breaking News

Knicks
star Carmelo Anthony has just been suspended for one game -- WITHOUT PAY -- for confronting Celtics player Kevin Garnett Monday night ... in an epic expletive-filled standoff.

TMZ posted the video ... showing 'Melo waiting for KG in the arena tunnel at Madison Square Garden ... after the two had been going at each other during the game.

'Melo had said KG insulted him on the court and said things that "crossed the line." There are reports that KG said Anthony's wife "tastes like Honey Nut Cheerios" ... but neither player has confirmed exactly what words were exchanged.

According to the NBA, Carmelo will serve his suspension on January 10th when the Knicks face the Pacers.

A rep for the league released a statement, saying, "There are no circumstances in which it is acceptable to confront an opponent after a game."

KG vs. 'Melo Postgame Clash THE VIDEO

1/9/2013 1:00 AM PST
EXCLUSIVE


TMZ has obtained exclusive VIDEO of the postgame screaming match between Kevin Garnett and Carmelo Anthony following Monday night's Celtics vs. Knicks game ... and it's clear both guys were ready to fight.

The incident went down in front of the Celtics team bus inside Madison Square Garden -- just a short time after things got physical between the two NBA superstars on the court.

In the video, both men can be seen yelling and approaching each other aggressively as security scrambles to keep them apart.

It's unclear exactly what the guys were saying to each other -- but we definitely heard someone use the n-word a couple of times.

Eventually, security was able to separate the big men ... and KG boarded the team bus.

After the game, Anthony told reporters it all started when Garnett spewed some trash talk during the game that "crossed a line."

"There’s certain things that you just don’t say to men, another man,” Anthony said.

He later explained, "We both have an understanding right now ... that situation was handled.”

For the record, Carmelo is 6'8", 230 lbs ... and KG is 6'11", 250 lbs. So, we gotta ask ...
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