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Cleveland Cavs Handshake Game Still On Point

2/28/2017 7:14 AM PST

They beat the Bucks Monday night, but LeBron James, Kyrie Irving and J.R. Smith still had energy to put on a show AFTER the final buzzer ... with another round of dope handshakes. 

The handshake game has been a thing for the Cavs for years ... and it keeps getting better.

Khloe Kardashian Jumps on Tristan's Nike Train

2/20/2017 7:19 AM PST
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0220-khloe-kardashian-tristan-thompson-jamaica-bobsled-TMZ-04Khloe Kardashian's got Tristan Thompson's back AND his front ... she's now rocking his favorite gear, and further proving she always pledges allegiance to her man.

The couple hit up a theme park while on vacay in Ocho Rios, Jamaica ... and as you can see, Khloe gives Nike prime real estate. She's also pimping the Swoosh with her kicks.

Tristan's peeps at Nike gotta love seeing this ... since Khloe's got a much wider audience than her NBA bf -- she's got more than 60 million followers on Instagram to his 1.3 mil. You gotta wonder if Tristan's agent will try to squeeze some dough out of Nike.

We've seen it before ... Khloe rocked Adidas when she was with James Harden.

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DeMarcus Cousins Would All-UK Team beat Cavs? 'F***in' Right'

2/19/2017 12:45 AM PST
EXCLUSIVE

Could an NBA team made up of the best former Kentucky players be able to beat the defending world champion Cleveland Cavaliers to win a ring?

"F*****' RIGHT!"

DeMarcus Cousins CLEARLY agrees with John Calipari ... who said this week that a team of Boogie, Karl-Anthony Towns, John Wall, Devin Booker and Anthony Davis would be able to win an NBA title.

There's a guy from Akron who might have something to say about that ...

Kevin Love Tests Out Post-Surgery Knee ... Hits NYC With Model GF

2/16/2017 12:19 PM PST
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Looks like Kevin Love is off to a great post-surgery recovery on his left knee ... because the Cleveland Cavs star was already walking around the streets of NYC last night and TMZ Sports has the video.

Love underwent arthroscopic surgery on Tuesday in NYC where a doctor removed loose bodies from the knee. He's expected to be out around 6 weeks.

But Wednesday night, he was already moving pretty well on his way out of a Ralph Lauren fashion show with his girlfriend, Kate Bock.

It's great news for Cavs fans and Polo fans ... 'cause the collection looked dope!

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LeBron James Would Get Rocked On 'The Challenge' ... Says Johnny Bananas

2/7/2017 4:30 PM PST
EXCLUSIVE

Who's got the balls to talk trash to LeBron James???? (besides Charles Barkley) ... how about the GREATEST competitor in the history of "The Challenge!!!"

TMZ Sports spoke with 'Challenge' legend Johnny Bananas ... who's DOMINATED on the MTV show for years ... and he strongly believes LeBron wouldn't stand a chance in his world.

FYI, "The Challenge" is a bunch of hot dudes and chicks who party their faces off and sometimes bang each other at night ... and then go to war in grueling physical competitions during the day. New season premieres tonight. 

It's crazy ... these people are legit athletes. 

So, we asked Johnny how a world-class physical specimen like LeBron would hold up.  He ain't too confident in the King. 

J.R. Smith Finally Holds Miracle Preemie 'One of The Greatest Days'

2/6/2017 9:29 AM PST
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J.R. Smith's miracle continues ... the NBA star finally got to hold his preemie daughter (born after only 21 weeks) ... and says it's one of the greatest days of his life. 

As we previously reported, Smith's wife gave birth to baby Dakota in early January almost 5 months before her due date. Dakota only weighed 1 pound at birth. 

Now, more than a month later ... Dakota is still fighting and doctors determined she's strong enough to allow her parents to hold her in the NICU. 

Smith posted a photo of their first "skin to skin" session. Smith wrote, "Today is one of the greatest days of my life. Today I get to hold my youngest for the first time! GOD is GREAT! #DakotaStrong."

J.R.'s entire family has been by Dakota's side at the hospital -- even reading to her as she continues to battle.  

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LeBron James Blasts Charles Barkley ... You're a Violent, Angry, Loser

1/31/2017 6:01 AM PST
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0131-james-barkley-tmz-02LeBron James WENT OFF on Charles Barkley last night ... blasting the NBA legend as a "hater" with a violent, sketchy and downright shameful past.

James was speaking with ESPN after the Cavs lost to the Mavs on Monday and was asked about Barkley's recent criticism of his leadership.

"He's a hater," LeBron said ... "What makes what he says credible? Because he's on TV?"

Then he REALLY went in.

"I'm not going to let him disrespect my legacy like that," James said.

"I'm not the one who threw somebody through a window. I never spit on a kid. I never had unpaid debt in Las Vegas. I never said, 'I'm not a role model.' I never showed up to All-Star Weekend on Sunday because I was in Vegas all weekend partying."

"All I've done for my entire career is represent the NBA the right way. Fourteen years, never got in trouble. Respected the game. Print that."

"I'm tired of biting my tongue," James said. "There's a new sheriff in town."

LeBron James Zings Donald Trump 'Goofy Votes' Got Him Elected

1/27/2017 8:24 AM PST
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0129-lebron-james-donald-trump-TMZ-02LeBron James just took a shot at Donald Trump

The NBA superstar was talking to the media about the NBA All-Star rosters and was asked his thought about some players turning in "goofy" ballots as a joke. 

His response ... "There's always goofy votes. Donald Trump is our president."

LeBron James has previously said he's undecided about going to a Trump White House if the Cavs win the NBA title ... saying, "We’ll have to cross that road, I guess. We’ll see. I would love to have to cross that road."

LeBron James Eats like a King For 32nd Birthday!

12/31/2016 11:18 AM PST
EXCLUSIVE

1231-lebron-james-tmzLeBron James ate like true king with prime meats on the menu to celebrate his 32nd birthday.

The Chosen One hit up Fahrenheit Friday night -- the night of his birthday -- in Charlotte with a bunch of his teammates ... including Kyrie Irving, Kevin Love and Tristan Thompson

We're told he rolled in around 8:30 PM and the group sat in a private room ... where they ordered $3k worth of food and drinks. LeBron specially requested a blackened salmon salad while the rest of the ballers feasted on 60-day aged NY steaks and lobster tails.

They washed it down with some Hennessy and Moscow Mules before the big dessert -- chocolate and vanilla bean cake ... delivered by Chef Rocco Whalen himself.

So, why Charlotte? The Cavs play the Hornets tonight. 

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Krayzie Bone Cavs Gotta Stop Resting LeBron It's Not Fair To The Fans!!

12/17/2016 12:25 AM PST
EXCLUSIVE

Memphis Grizzlies fans were PISSED when the Cleveland Cavaliers decided to sit their Big 3 earlier this week ... and Krayzie Bone doesn't blame 'em one bit.

LeBron James, Kyrie Irving and Kevin Love took the night off in the Cavs' 93-85 loss to the Grizz ... and the Bone Thugs-N-Harmony member is siding with the fans on this one, despite his love for The Land.

K.B. shares the reception he'd get if he tried to pull the same thing at one of his concerts ... and he's definitely got a point.

Get it together, LeBron ... we're not even at tha Crossroads of the season yet (we had to).

Iman Shumpert I Won't Go to Trump White House ... If Cavs Win Again

11/30/2016 2:19 PM PST
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1130-iman-shumpert-donald-trump-tmz-01Iman Shumpert says he would boycott Donald Trump's White House if the Cavs repeat as NBA champs and are invited back to 1600 Pennsylvania.

The Cavs star was speaking with Complex when he was asked if he would boycott Yeezys after Kanye West expressed support for the President-elect.

"I understand people’s stance on Trump. I can’t get caught up in the racial, sexist bulls**t he’s got going on. That’s his personal thing, ya dig."

He added, "I do think he’s crazy -- straight up."

Complex followed up with the White House question:

Complex: "Will you go to Trump’s White House if the Cavs win the championship again this year?

Iman: "I’m not going to the White House."

As for Iman's teammate, LeBron James -- he says he's undecided about what he would do ... saying, "We’ll have to cross that road, I guess. We’ll see. I would love to have to cross that road."

Cleveland Cavs FREEZE MICHELLE OBAMA Mannequin Challenge at White House

11/11/2016 6:02 AM PST

Despite having a pretty rough week, Michelle Obama found some time to smile and goof around with LeBron and the rest of the Cavs on Thursday ... pulling off a Mannequin Challenge at the White House! 

The Cavs were at 1600 Penn. to be honored by Obama for winning the NBA championship -- and decided to get in on the social media craze while there. 

No sign of Barack ... guessing he wasn't in the mood. 

President Obama Welcomes LeBron, Cavs To W.H. ... Thanks For Wearing A Shirt, J.R.

11/10/2016 11:14 AM PST

President Obama just got to flex his comedy skills one last time ... welcoming the NBA champion Cleveland Cavaliers to the White House. 

LeBron James, Kyrie Irving and the rest of the squad were honored by POTUS on the lawn of 1600 Pennsylvania Ave ... and the prez was funny!!

Topics Obama didn't touch? Donald Trump. Khloe Kardashian. Everything else was fair game ... including busting on J.R. Smith for not wearing a shirt after the Cavs won the title. 

B.O. also discusses "MacGyver" Iman Shumpert for delivering his baby with the help of a pair of headphones.

Check out the clip, and congrats champs!

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