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LeBron James & Teammates Go Crazy In Cleveland Bar ... When Indians Win ALCS!

10/19/2016 4:19 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

LeBron James was FIRED UP when the Cleveland Indians won the ALCS -- and so was the rest of the local bar he was watching the game at ... and the whole celebration was captured on video. 

Bron hit up Townhall in Cleveland with J.R. Smith and Tristan Thompson to watch game 5 of the ALCS -- and sat right in the mix with a bunch of the locals. 

When the Indians sealed the deal, the place exploded ... and now LeBron knows what it's like to watch another team from The Land dominate.

Your move, Browns ... 

Iman Shumpert Hit With DUI & Weed Possession Charges

9/16/2016 5:01 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

0916_Iman-Shumpert_gettyCleveland Cavs star Iman Shumpert has been hit with charges stemming from his arrest last month in Georgia ... TMZ Sports has learned. 

As we previously reported, the 26-year-old guard was pulled over outside of Atlanta on August 10th for a lane change violation. 

Police say they did a field sobriety test and determined Shumpert was high. Cops also found a mason jar of marijuana in the car. 

According to court records, obtained by TMZ Sports, Shumpert was charged with DUI (drugs), marijuana possession (less than an ounce) and failure to maintain lane -- all misdemeanors. He was also hit with a few traffic citations. 

The marijuana charge alone carries up to a year in jail.

Tyronn Lue Hey, Allen Iverson ... Come Coach With Me!

9/12/2016 4:34 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

Coach Allen Iverson???

Maybe ... 'cause his buddy, Tyronn Lue -- coach of the world champion Cleveland Cavs has invited his old nemesis to join his bench. 

In case you missed it, Iverson gave Lue a big shout-out during his Hall of Fame induction speech this weekend ... and said they became good friends after the legendary "step-over" at the 2001 NBA Finals. 

Iverson also mentioned in his speech that point guards seem to become the best NBA coaches -- and since A.I. played some P.G., we asked Lue if "The Answer" was a candidate for a job. 

Lue and Iverson on the sideline together? Please get matching hairdos. 

Kenny Smith Taylor Swift Needs A New Man ... Kyrie Irving!!!

9/11/2016 12:25 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

Beware, Kyrie Irving ... Kenny Smith thinks a horrible breakup song should be written about you ... 'cause the ex-NBA star says Irving should be the next man up ... to date Taylor Swift.

Smith was out in L.A. when we wanted to know if it's time for the newly single T-Sweezy to give the NBA world a chance ... since it doesn't seem to be working with the actors and singers.

Kenny says YES ... and he has just the guy ... Cleveland Cavs star Kyrie Irving, who he says would be right up Swift's alley 'cause of where he's from ... and what he likes.

We're not sure if it would actually work, but one thing's for sure ... she'd be perfect for a party on Kyrie's yacht.

Iman Shumpert Arrested for DUI Marijuana ... Possession of Weed

9/9/2016 7:38 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
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Cleveland Cavs star Iman Shumpert was arrested for driving under the influence of marijuana back in August ... TMZ Sports has learned. 

According to the police report, Shumpert was pulled over outside of Atlanta on August 10th around 11:37 PM for a lane change violation and because his taillights weren't on in his rented Audi A3. 

During the stop, the officer says Shumpert reeked of weed -- and his eyes were bloodshot. 

Shumpert told the cop he had just come from his "homegirl's house" and was going to pick up his father from the airport. 

The cop administered a field sobriety test and determined Shumpert was high. Shumpert also admitted he had smoked weed before leaving his friend's house. 

Cops searched the car and found a mason jar with marijuana. 

Cops wanted to perform a blood test on Shumpert but he refused -- claiming, "people would recognize him and it would cause a scene."

Shumpert was handcuffed and arrested for DUI marijuana and possession of weed (less than an ounce). He was also cited for failure to maintain his lane. 

The Cavs issued a statement saying they have discussed the situation with Iman and "will monitor the progression of the pending case."

"A court date has not been set at this point, and neither Iman or the team will have any additional comments while the matter progresses through the legal process."


Tristan Thompson Canadian Trophy-Off ... At Famous Donut Shop

8/26/2016 9:14 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

0826-tristan-thompson-twitter-01If the Stanley Cup can go on a donut run ... so can the Larry O'Brien trophy! 

Cleveland Cavs stud Tristan Thompson grabbed the NBA championship hardware and took it on a little getaway to Canada ... where he's been giving it a tour of his home country. 

But the best part ... he took Larry to Tim Hortons ... a famous coffee and donut shop chain up north where Sidney Crosby brought the NHL's biggest prize back in July. 

"I saw Sidney Crosby brought the Stanley Cup to @timhortons so only right I brought Larry!" Tristan tweeted. 

Maybe Peyton will road trip with the Vince Lombardi Trophy next ... not like he's got anything else to do.  


LeBron James Here's Another Gift, Ohio Sends 5,000 Kids to Amusement Park

8/16/2016 2:35 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
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0816-lebron-james-tmz-facebook-01LeBron James is putting that new $100 million contract to good use, 'cause the Cavs superstar brought 5,000 kids and their families to an amusement park on Tuesday.

The annual trip to Cedar Point in Sandusky, Ohio encourages Akron kiddos to focus on their education before entering LBJ's "I Promise" initiative -- which offers a free college education after high school.

TMZ Sports spoke with a rep from CP, who tells us, "It’s an honor to work with a wonderful, dedicated group of people who provide so much to Northeast Ohio – and we’re happy to provide a 'Best Day' experience for their program families here at the park.”

LeBron teamed up with Chase Bank to help pay for the shindig ... which also offers an opportunity to attend a sit-down convo with the King himself.

Free college AND free roller coasters? Where do we sign up?

NBA Champ Dahntay Jones STORAGE WAR ... You Sold My Rare Nikes!!!

8/1/2016 12:35 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

0728_dahntay_jones_shoes_launchCleveland Cavs forward Dahntay Jones added a ring in June ... but lost 400 kicks in July ... 'cause more than 200 pairs from his prized shoe collection were just auctioned off ... and he's PISSED. 

Jones kept 208 pairs of rare Nikes in a storage facility in Atlanta for years ... but not just any old kicks, some of the shoes were ultra-rare ... including sample kicks made especially for Fat Joe

But the facility claims Jones didn't keep up on the payments, so last week, they auctioned of the contents ("Storage Wars" style) ... and the winning bid was around $4,000. 

We spoke with Jones who admits he was late on his payments -- but says it was a simple mix-up that could have been easily corrected without having to unload his sneakers. 

Jones says his credit card stopped making payments to the facility due to a possible fraud alert (it happens sometimes) ... but says he contacted the facility and told them he would come up with the cash (he's reportedly made $18 mil in the NBA). 

Jones says the facility went ahead with the sale anyway ... and now, he's out 1/4 of his beloved shoe collection. He's considering legal action.

By the way, Jones says the outstanding bill was LESS THAN $400.

As for his ex-kicks ... the new owner says he plans to sell them on eBay .. and we're told they'll probably fetch a hefty return.

J.R. Smith My Wife Loves My Body ... Rockin' My Tatted Tee!

6/30/2016 11:50 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

063016-jr-smith-tmz-sportsEveryone seems to love the J.R. Smith tatted tee shirts ... including his own wife -- who rocked J.R.'s body to a prestigious golf course in Ohio Thursday. 

J.R. and Jewel hit up Firestone Country Club in Akron, OH today -- each wearing J.R. Smith-inspired outfits from Fresh Brewed Tees

J.R. sported the "J.R. For President" tee -- we're guessing it was inspired by the fact President Obama told him to put a shirt on after the Cavs won the NBA Championship.

Hail to the chief ... 


NBA's Richard Jefferson I'm NOT Retiring 'Gonna Play a Couple More Years'

6/30/2016 6:30 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

Richard Jefferson says he's definitely NOT hangin' 'em up -- telling TMZ Sports he has no plans to retire and wants to ball for "a couple more years." 

The 36-year-old Cleveland Cavs star initially announced his retirement in the locker room -- right after his squad beat the Golden State Warriors to win the NBA championship. 

But he's been walkin' that statement back ever since -- and Wednesday at The Solution (an IV hydration spa in L.A.) he told us pretty definitely "I'm not retiring."

Question is ... is he gonna stay in Cleveland? We asked. Check out what he said. 

NBA's Kevin Garnett Hangin' with Ty Lue ... In Bev Hills

6/29/2016 7:26 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

Kevin Garnett to the Cavs????

Probably not ... but he got lunch with the coach Tuesday. 

Turns out KG is longtime friends with Ty Lue -- and the two hooked up for a fancy lunch yesterday at Crustacean in Bev Hills. 

They didn't say much -- but we asked Kev to weigh in on the LeBron vs. Kobe debate. 

President Obama I Retired from Basketball ... Afraid of Getting Hurt

6/24/2016 6:41 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

0624-obama-basketball-GETTY-01First Kobe ... now Obama??

The President just announced he finally "hung it up" -- and will no longer play competitive basketball games. 

54-year-old Obama revealed the move during a phone call with Cleveland Cavs coach Ty Lue -- saying he actually "hung it up about 2 years ago."

The reason? Fear of injury. 

"You know, I had too many friends ... seen that achilles pop ... being in a boot for 6 months."

For years, Obama was a regular in pick up games -- and was praised for being a pretty good player. In fact, he once played in a game with LeBron, Dwyane Wade, Magic Johnson, D-Rose and Carmelo Anthony. 

Now, it seems those days are over -- but there are reports B.O. wants to own an NBA team after he's done being the leader of the free world. 

LeBron James I'm the Bleepin' Champ!!

6/22/2016 2:37 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
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LeBron James went full Richard Pryor during his speech at the Cavaliers championship parade ... shocking fans and giving TV censors heart attacks.

We can't recall the King ever dropping even a single 4-letter word on camera, but this time on the mic he let loose -- working the stage like a stand-up comedian -- even though kids, including his own, were watching.

Check out the highlights. It's LBJ's championship and he'll cuss if he wants to!

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