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Pat Riley Hey, LeBron ... 9's the Magic No. for NBA Finals

5/28/2017 3:04 PM PDT
EXCLUSIVE

Pat Riley wishes nothing but the best for LeBron James in his 7th straight NBA Finals appearance ... but he doesn't want us to forget Magic Johnson's number.

We got Pat Saturday in Malibu, where we asked if he was wishing LeBron luck for the NBA Finals.

Even though Golden State Warriors co-owner Peter Guber doesn't want him to answer ... Pat -- who LeBron left in Miami to rejoin the Cavs -- breaks it down with half shade and half well-wishing.

He basically says he loves LeBron -- but he's not touching Magic's Finals number ... yet.

Charles Oakley LeBron Doesn't Care About M.J. He's Focused On Titles

5/25/2017 6:35 AM PDT
EXCLUSIVE

LeBron James has one thing on his mind right now, and it sure as hell ain't Michael Jordan ... so says M.J.'s former teammate, Charles Oakley, who tells TMZ Sports the King only cares about beating the Warriors.

Oak -- who's good friends with LBJ -- gave us a bit of insight on what's going through LBJ's head during the playoffs, and the fellow Cleveland native says James only cares about getting that 4th ring.

As for LeBron's chances against the Warriors -- who have yet to lose a game in the playoffs -- Oak's confident the Cavs are gonna come out on top.

J.R. Smith 1st Pic At Home With Preemie Baby

5/24/2017 9:17 AM PDT

J.R. Smith had a helluva day Tuesday ... taking his baby, Dakota, home and winning a playoff game ... and now we have the first photo of daddy and daughter at home.

As we previously reported, Smith and his wife, Shirley, took Kota home yesterday after a miracle 4 month stay in the hospital.

Kota was born in January at only 21 gestational weeks ... and many "experts" thought survival was virtually impossible.

They were wrong.

Kota's home, and J.R.'s 1 win away from the NBA Finals. It's good to be J.R. Smith.

Brian Scalabrine Celtics Only Chance To Beat Cavs? Zombie Apocalypse!!

5/23/2017 6:25 AM PDT
EXCLUSIVE

Brian Scalabrine says there's absolutely NO WAY in hell the Celtics can beat the Cavs and advance to the NBA Finals ... that is, unless there's a zombie apocalypse!!

The NBA champ and current Cs analyst says even though Boston took Game 3 on the road, and only trails the series 2-1, they got no shot at dethroning King James and Co. with Isaiah Thomas sidelined with an injury.

"There's not one sliver of hope that they can actually pull this series off," ... UNLESS "we have a zombie apocalypse and LeBron gets bitten in the neck."

The White Mamba has spoken.

LeBron James Dance Party at Cavs Practice with Kyrie Irving

5/10/2017 2:37 PM PDT
Breaking News

LeBron James turned all the way up at the Cleveland Cavs practice on Wednesday -- dancing hard in the gym with Kyrie Irving and Iman Shumpert ... and it's kinda awesome. 

While most of the guys were working out in the team practice facility, Bron took a break when Playboi Carti's hit song, "Magnolia" came over the speakers. 

The beat took hold. The guys danced it out. Bron's got moves. 

Of course, the guys are in great spirits and well rested and ran through the Toronto Raptors in 4 games. Now, it's a waiting game to see who they get in the next round. 

Why not turn up?! 

Khloe Kardashian Personal Security Detail ... at Cavs Game

4/14/2017 9:12 AM PDT
EXCLUSIVE

Khloe Kardashian's safety is clearly a high priority at Quicken Loans Arena -- because there was a personal security detail assigned to her on Wednesday when the Cavs played the Raptors. 

The reality star was in the crowd to support her boyfriend, Tristan Thompson -- but when it came time to leave, she had an arena security officer escorting her out -- and another officer keeping fans at bay. 

We're told when nature called, a female security officer even escorted Khloe into the VIP restroom. 

Khloe is becoming a fan favorite in Cleveland -- one witness tells us she took a bunch of pics with fans ... you can see her stop to pose with one very excited lady in our video.

Plus, she's also becoming friends with Cleveland Browns star Joe Haden and his wife. They not only socialized during the game, Khloe (along with her sisters, Kim and Kourtney) hit up a local amusement park with the Hadens the night before. 

LeBron James Opening School For At-Risk Kids ... In Hometown Akron

4/12/2017 6:21 AM PDT
Breaking News

LeBron James is continuing to give back to his hometown in a HUGE way ... this time, he's opening his own public school for at-risk kids in Akron.

LBJ and his Family Foundation announced the plans to open the I Promise School ... with the goal to open its doors to 3rd and 4th graders in the Fall of 2018, and expand to 1st - 8th graders by 2022.

The project will focus on youth in similar situations the Cavs superstar experienced growing up.

"This school is so important to me because our vision is to create a place for the kids in Akron who need it most -- those that could fall through the cracks if we don't do something," LeBron says.

This isn't LBJ's first venture into the educational system ... he partnered with the University of Akron to provide full scholarships to any student who graduates his I Promise program.

LeBron James & Cavs Stars Hit Miami Nightclub ... After Ugly Loss to Hawks

4/10/2017 8:47 AM PDT
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How do you rebound from blowing a 26 point lead in the 4th quarter? If you're LeBron James ... you hit the club!! 

Bron -- along with J.R. Smith and Tristan Thompson -- hit up LIV nightclub in Miami hours after the Cavs lost to the Atlanta Hawks in ATL.

It was a shocking loss since the Cavs were up 26 points going into the 4th quarter. The game went into overtime where the Hawks put 'em away.

But after the final buzzer, the guys got on a jet and flew to Miami and partied with the likes of boxing star Adrien Broner.

The Cavs play the Miami Heat on Monday -- but LeBron will reportedly sit the game out to rest up.

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LeBron James Praised By Street Fight Hero ... Let's Team Up!

3/25/2017 12:30 AM PDT
EXCLUSIVE

The man being hailed as a HERO for breaking up a teen street fight in Atlantic City is crediting LeBron James for making the video go viral -- and now he's calling on the NBA star for more help. 

Ibn Ali Miller hasn't just become an Internet sensation for talking sense into 2 brawling teenagers, he's also been honored by city officials. 

Miller tells TMZ Sports it was LeBron who got the ball rolling by posting the video on his social media -- "If he doesn't give me a shout-out, none of this ever happens."

He even gives a personal message to Bron -- inviting him to the community so he can continue to help out with the youth. 

By the way, Ibn was out shooting hoops with the neighborhood kids when we spoke with him ... and got love from a bunch of proud locals ... including cops and cons! 

J.R. Smith's Baby The Miracle Continues Breathing Tube Removed!

3/24/2017 12:30 AM PDT

Big news for J.R. Smith and his family ... their micro-preemie baby Dakota is thiiiis close to crossing the 3-pound mark and her breathing tube is out! 

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

But on the 78th day of Kota's NICU stay, Jewel says the nurse gave her the good news -- "She's not intubated anymore."

Jewel says she finally got to hold Kota without the nurses having to carefully secure the breathing tubes -- a sometimes lengthy and restrictive process.

"I was beyond excited to hold our 2 lb 13 oz miracle in the palm of my hands for the very first time." 

She added, "What some mothers get to experience within the first 2 minutes of giving birth I had to wait 78 days but, what I will say is it was worth the wait because those very feelings, emotions and joy that took over my body trumps it all."

"I kissed her little cheeks, smelled her neck, gazed into her eyes and just smiled at life...this life...her life that has now become our life! To God Be The Glory...I thank you."

Keep fighting! 

LeBron James Serenades Kyrie Irving ... With Happy BDay Song

3/23/2017 1:24 PM PDT

Here's LeBron James putting his royal pipes to good use ... singing happy birthday to his All-Star point guard, Kyrie Irving, and the video is downright adorable.

Irving turned 25 today, and LeBron decided to mark the occasion with a few notes belted out on the team plane ... which he documented on social media for the world to see.

Listen to his tunes ... judge for yourself, and always remember, Kyrie Irving thinks the Earth is flat.

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
EXCLUSIVE

Khloe 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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