Jay Z and Beyonce are sitting courtside TOGETHER at the Brooklyn Nets playoff game in NYC tonight ... clearly sending a message they're still on the same team after the big elevator fight with B's sister.
The couple didn't get to their seats until the 2nd quarter. Once they sat down, they were smiling and acting like their usual couply selves ... and even chatted it up with LeBron James like nothing was wrong.
We broke the story earlier today ... B's sister Solange went bersek on Jay in a hotel elevator on May 4th ... kicking and punching him like crazy while B stood by and watched.
The couple has not commented about the fight publicly -- but the fact they're at the game tonight TOGETHER is a statement in itself.
Real Knicks Fans ...
DON'T ROOT FOR THE NETS!
3/17/2014 8:01 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
Emmy Rossum is a die hard Knicks fan ... DIE HARD ... and she doesn't take kindly to people who jumped ship to root for the Nets because Jay Z told them to.
Rossum was at LAX this weekend -- proudly rockin' her Knicks hat -- when she admitted it's been hard being a NYK fan over the years, but says ... "I love my team so I don't give up on them."
Then she fired the shot -- "I didn't just hop to the Nets 'cause they were cool ... like other people."
Brooklyn Nets Player
MOCKED BY LAKERS STAR
... And It's Hilarious!
3/5/2014 7:05 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF
THIS. IS. FUNNY!!!!
'Memba when Nets player Andray Blatche was shuttin' down that big-assed woman in Bev Hills last week?? Well, Lakers star Nick Young sure does ... and last night, he REENACTED the whole scene.
Young was out in front of the Roosevelt Hotel when he brought up the TMZ Sports video featuring a drunken Blatche trying to duck a thirsty jock-chaser like his life depended on it.
So, in an obvious tribute to his former Washington Wizards teammate ... Young and a friend acted out the moment right in the street -- it's pretty damn hilarious.
Ya gotta watch the clip.
Brooklyn Nets Player
Never Trust a Big Butt and a Smile!
... When You're Boozin!
2/25/2014 6:52 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF
This video is HILARIOUS -- a pretty hammered Brooklyn Nets player getting smothered by a hot chick with a big ass in the middle of the day -- and he wants NONE OF IT!!!!!
The NBA player is Andray Blatche -- who hit up Crustacean in Beverly Hills with a girl named Sandrina Smith ... and it's clear, they had been indulging in a few cocktails. Ok, a LOT of cocktails.
But the best part of the clip ... when Sandrina grabbed him around the waist and tried to get him to admit they have some sort of relationship -- Blatche bobs and weaves like a young Cassius Clay!!
You just gotta watch the video -- if they are together, he might be sleepin' on the couch tonight!
Winners Hang Out with Jay Z and Beyonce
2/3/2014 5:13 PM PST BY TMZ STAFF
To the victor go the spoils ... just ask Russell Wilson, who's sitting courtside at the Brooklyn Nets game with Beyonce and Jay Z.
Peyton Manning's whereabouts are currently unknown.
Takes Mental Break from Football
At Brooklyn Nets Game
1/28/2014 10:15 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF
With the Super Bowl just days away, Seattle Seahawks superstar Richard Sherman took a break from hardcore preparation ... to unwind at a Brooklyn Nets game with some of his teammates.
Sherman -- along with linebacker Bobby Wagner -- got the complete VIP treatment at the Barclay Center Monday night to watch the Nets take on the Toronto Raptors.
The Hawks didn't just get to hang out in a pimped out VIP suite, they also got to kick it courtside for a while ... where they had seats right near Michael Strahan.
We're told the people at the stadium went all out for their guest stars -- treating the guys to all the Skittles they could eat and a special guest visit with the Brooklynettes dancers.
In the end, the Nets couldn't quite switch into Beast Mode ... and lost to the Raptors 104-103.
in Drunk Driving Case
7/16/2013 9:05 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
Former NBA star Jason Kidd just pled guilty to drunk driving in New York ... but the Brooklyn Nets coach won't spend a single day behind bars.
As we previously reported, Kidd was arrested on July 15, 2012 ... after crashing his Cadillac SUV into a telephone poll around 2am. Cops say he reeked of booze.
In the hours leading up to the crash, Kidd was partying at a club and appeared so drunk, he had to be carried out of the place.
This morning, Kidd pleaded guilty to one count of misdemeanor DWI (driving while intoxicated) ... and was placed on interim probation. Kidd was also ordered to speak to high school students in Long Island about the dangers of driving drunk.
FYI -- "interim probation" is a voluntary version of regular probation. Bottom line -- if Kidd violates his probation, the judge can still throw his ass in jail.
My Career Ain't Over
I'm Playing Another TEN YEARS!
7/10/2013 5:45 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
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?
BURIES THE HATCHET
with Jason Kidd
6/13/2013 1:39 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
The nasty feud between Mark Cuban and Jason Kidd is officially OVER ... at least for now ... 'cause Mark tells TMZ the two have made up -- and have even started emailing each other again.
Cuban famously TRASHED Kidd in the media last year after Jason decided not to re-sign with Cuban's Dallas Mavericks ... and instead struck a deal with the NY Knicks.
Cuban had said he was "more than upset" with Kidd -- and said there was "no chance" he'd ever honor Jason by retiring his Mavs jersey.
But something happened over the last few months ... 'cause when we asked Mark how he felt about Jason landing the Brooklyn Nets head coaching job this week, M.C. told us:
"I'm excited for him. He has great knowledge on the game so I'm sure he will do well. And yes we have started emailing again so all is well with the world.”
Good to see they're on good terms ... but we still don't expect to see #2 in the rafters at the American Airlines Center anytime soon.
Kris Humphries to Ex-Asst
My Mom Didn't
Steal Your Blender
5/28/2013 12:30 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
Kris Humphries says claims made by his bitter ex-assistant in a recently filed lawsuit are about as real as he says his marriage to Kim Kardashian was ... i.e. bogus.
Kris is firing back in legal docs against a woman named Tracy Paradise who sued KH back in April. Tracy claimed she and Kris entered into a one-year contract, in which Kris agreed to pay her $75,000 (plus housing costs) in exchange for personal assistant services.
Problem is, Tracy says she worked for KH from February to September 2012, but was abruptly fired and never saw the rest of her cash.
She also says Kris' mom stole a bunch of items from her including a mountain bike, a Whistler's mug and a Magic Bullet blender. Random.
But Kris says Tracy got her facts wrong, claiming in docs, she was NEVER a contract employee and should ONLY get paid for hours clocked.
Second, he says he had a good reason for giving her the axe ... claiming she refused to relocate with him to New York. A pretty big deal breaker for a personal assistant.
As for the blender et al ... Kris says Tracy left the items behind in his Miami pad and there was a delay in returning them due to his busy travel schedule.
A judge has yet to rule -- but hopefully for Kris' sake this one goes better than the last.
I Can Still Afford Groceries!
4/20/2013 10:48 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
Kris Humphries might have walked away from his divorce from Kim Kardashian with squat ... but he still had enough green to go grocery shopping near his apartment in NYC this morning.
Kris and the Nets take on the Bulls tonight ... so maybe he'll win something this weekend.
NBA Star Joe Johnson
I Can't Go to Court ...
The Nets Need Me to Win!!!
4/20/2013 7:20 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
Brooklyn Nets guard Joe Johnson made it clear to a judge in Georgia -- postpone his baby mama trial until AFTER the NBA playoffs ... or risk angering the entire team's passionate fan base.
As TMZ first reported, Joe filed a suit against baby mama Shannon Beckton to be legally recognized as the father of their kid and share custody. The case was set to be heard between April 15 and May 5.
Like teammate Kris Humphries, that trial window was a BIG problem for Joe ... since the Nets made the playoffs and it could easily conflict with court times. To get the date moved, Joe explained to the judge he's a key member of the Nets and "a vital part of that team's success."
Joe also argued that his absence violate his contract (worth $126 million) and could seriously "harm" the Nets' championship dreams -- which would mean less cash for him and less cash for his kid.
The judge agreed and postponed the trial.
Joe can put his money where his mouth is in the first Nets playoff game ... tonight.
Chose NBA Playoffs
Over Battle with Kim
4/19/2013 12:49 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
Kris Humphries -- who was once obsessed with proving to the world that Kim Kardashian was a love fraud -- now says he gave up his battle because of his love of BBall.
A rep for Kris tells TMZ, "Kris and his family are excited to move forward and are grateful for all the support they have received in this process."
The rep then sets the priorities straight: "His commitment to the Brooklyn Nets and the team's incredible fans is his number one priority and he is excited to head into the playoffs tomorrow with this situation behind him."
TMZ broke the story ... Kris settled his divorce beef with Kim and walked away with nothing -- he didn't get the annulment he sought and didn't get a penny.