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Matt Barnes Winning Ring with GSW 'Bittersweet' ... Here's Why

9/30/2017 12:05 AM PDT

Matt Barnes says he's blessed to have won a ring with the Warriors ... but tells TMZ Sports the whole thing was "bittersweet."

Matt grinded 15 YEARS for a 'chip -- and says it was an "amazing experience" being a part of one of the greatest teams in NBA history ... but the injury he suffered right before the playoffs really put a damper on things. 

"It's bittersweet 'cause I wanted to be out there crying and bleeding and sweating with my teammates," Barnes said ... "I had to sit back and watch our team win the finals."

Makes sense -- Barnes is one of the toughest competitors in pro sports ... so you can understand how hard it must have been to sit back and watch even when his team was dominating.

Overall, though, Matt says the experience was dope.

Just like the after-parties.

Kevin Durant 'I Support Jemele' Doing What She Believes In!

9/15/2017 7:08 AM PDT

Kevin Durant says he's 100% behind Jemele Hill "standing up for what she believes in" ... telling TMZ Sports he totally supports the embattled ESPN star.

"I'm behind Jemele -- I support her," Durant told us outside Poppy in L.A.

Donald Trump came at ESPN on Friday for Hill's "white supremacist" tweet -- demanding the network "apologize for untruth" ...  this after White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders called Hill's comment a "fireable offense." 

Of course, KD has his own issues with POTUS -- remember when he told us he "don't f**k with" the Donald? Yeah, not a fan ... but still, having an MVP publicly support Hill is a HUGE deal.

Kobe Bryant Lakers Retiring Jersey In Dec. ... Before Warriors Game!

9/12/2017 12:40 AM PDT

Christmas is coming early for Kobe Bryant -- the Lakers are planning to retire his jersey before the Warriors game on Dec. 18 ... multiple sources tell TMZ Sports.  

The Lakers aren't officially acknowledging it -- but the team sent a letter to Lakers season ticket holders advising them to "hold on to your tickets for the game on Dec. 18" for a "special event."

We've made some calls and everyone's saying the same thing ... it's Kobe's big night. 

The big question ... which number will go up in Staples Center -- #8 or #24 ... or both? (Our money's on both). 

The Lakers also play the Golden State Warriors that night -- so LaVar Ball can finally watch Lonzo take on Steph Curry

Those tickets are gonna be PRICEY on StubHub. 

Steph Curry Free Kaepernick ... He 'Shook Up the World'

9/11/2017 8:20 AM PDT
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Steph Curry is disgusted that Colin Kaepernick is still in the unemployment line ... and he's got a message for all the NFL teams refusing to sign him -- FREE KAEP.

Steph was in attendance for the 49ers vs. Panthers game at Levi's Stadium ... and shared a photo of the field with a #FreeKaep caption.

This statement comes a day after Curry spoke about Kaep deserving an NFL roster spot ... adding that his national anthem protests "shook up the world ... for the better."

“He definitely should be in the NFL," Steph told The Charlotte Observer.

"If you’ve been around the NFL, the top 64 quarterbacks, and he’s not one of them? Then I don’t know what game I’m watching."

As for Kaep ... the former Niners QB was social media silent on Sunday -- but his Know Your Rights Camp account posted messages urging fans to boycott the NFL. 

Steph Curry Crashes House Party ... Chugs Bud Lights!

7/31/2017 10:39 AM PDT
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The Steph Curry party train is rollin' HARD this summer -- dude crashed a random house party this weekend and slammed beers at 2 in the mornin' ... and it was all caught on video.

The 29-year-old NBA superstar was in Newport, Rhode Island on Saturday night for the wedding of his ex-Warrior teammate, Harrison Barnes -- and after the party, he was on the hunt for the after-party. 

So, he rounded up a gang of 5 dudes -- including Kent Bazemore -- and rolled over to a nearby house that was bumpin' loud music.    

They knocked and asked if they could join in -- and the gang of 20-something-year-olds inside immediately passed over the Bud Lights.

They wanted Steph to shotgun the beers -- but Curry decided it was best to just chug. He ended up wearing half the can on his Steph Curry UA shirt. 

We're told the guys partied for about 30 to 45 mins and everyone had a blast.

Epic end to an epic night. No sign of Kyrie, BTW.  

Steph Curry You Love Me Mocking LeBron ... Don't You, Kyrie Irving?

7/30/2017 9:54 AM PDT

Turns out Steph Curry does a dead-on impression of LeBron James in the gym ... and he busted it out at a wedding, in front of LBJ's running mate, Kyrie Irving

A bunch of the Golden State Warriors were at their former teammate Harrison Barnes' wedding when Steph decided to show everyone what he'd been working on in the off-season. The fact, Kyrie was also there made it way more entertaining.

Irving reportedly wants to be traded so he can get out of LeBron's shadow -- and, of course, Steph and the Warriors just took the Championship from them.

To the victor goes the spoils? 

Bald head nut!! #IHearEmPrayingOnMyDownfall #CantStopWontStop #striveforgreatness🚀

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JaVale McGee I'm a Cowboy!! Celebrates Dubs Deal

7/28/2017 10:39 AM PDT
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Here's Warriors big man JaVale McGee Shaqtin' a fool on horseback -- 'cause life is good after you re-up with one of the greatest NBA teams of all time.

The Dubs officially completed their 2017-18 squad by bringing back JaVale on Thursday ... and the 7-footer celebrated by riding around on what looks to be a pony -- but that's only 'cause JaVale's HUGE.

McGee signed for the vet minimum (less than $3 mil) ... but dude's clearly pumped to be back in the saddle with the superteam. 

More proof:


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Draymond Green Sued Over Bar Attack 'I Still Wake Up Crying'

7/25/2017 10:42 AM PDT
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The man who claims he was punched in the face by Draymond Green last summer says he got violent threats after the incident and still wakes up crying ... and now he's suing the NBA star. 

The man behind the suit is ex-Michigan State football player Jermaine Edmondson -- who says Draymond's posse attacked him and his GF at an East Lansing bar on July 10, 2016.

Edmonson says he confronted Green the next night -- and Draymond punched him in the face. A cop who witnessed the attack arrested the Warriors star for assault.

But Edmondson says his life has been hell since the incident -- and things got so bad at MSU (where Draymond went to school) that he quit the team and left the university for a while.

Edmondson says he's still haunted by the attacks -- and feels his name has been turned into a joke thanks to Green.

"I think about what happened with Draymond every day. I still feel his hand on my jaw."

Now, he and his GF have lawyered up with Lisa Bloom -- who's repped stars like Blac Chyna and Kathy Griffin -- and have sued Green for assault and battery.

As for Green, he cut a sweet deal in the criminal case -- he agreed to stay out of trouble for a year and the charge was reduced from a misdemeanor to a civil infraction. The year ended on July 22 so he's basically in the clear with prosecutors.

11:22 AM PT -- Draymond's camp issued a statement saying, "This lawsuit relates to an incident that occurred in East Lansing, Michigan over a year ago, for which Draymond paid a noise violation fine."

"Draymond looks forward to defending himself and clearing up the misinformation put forth today."

Steph Curry Mocks #ChinaKlay w/ Dunk Fail

7/24/2017 7:02 AM PDT
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Klay Thompson's back in the States ... but the legend of #ChinaKlay lives on!!

Here's video of Steph Curry mocking his Splash Brother with a hilarious intentional dunk fail in Chengdu -- one of the stops on Steph's Asia tour.

Remember ... the #ChinaKlay phenomenon started when Thompson was unintentionally REJECTED by the rim on his Chinese shoe tour last month.

Now we have this gem from Curry -- who killed it on his best (worst) 360 attempt.

Klay lit China on fire with his dance moves too, but #ChinaSteph is giving him a run for his money. 

The day before, S.C. busted out some push-ups on a clear glass panel in a Beijing skyscraper ... and got paralyzed by his fear of heights.

Klay Thompson's Dad Carmelo On The Rockets? 'Serious Threat To Warriors'

7/14/2017 6:46 AM PDT

Klay Thompson's dad, Mychal, says the Warriors better hope the Carmelo Anthony trade is dead, 'cause if the Rockets get Melo, they'll be a legit threat to dethrone his son's team.

Houston's already stacked with James Harden and CP3 ... so we asked Thompson -- a former NBA stud himself -- if acquiring Melo would make the Rockets the best team in the league.

"You add Carmelo Anthony to Chris Paul and James Harden, you gotta take them serious."

But is it enough to topple KD, Steph, Klay and Draymond?

We also talked to Mychal about Klay's epic dance moves in China ... guess where KK got those moves.

Dwyane Wade I Dig Steph's $201 Mil Contract Here's Why ...

7/5/2017 6:03 AM PDT

Dwyane Wade is giving the big thumbs-up to Steph Curry's new $201 million contract with the Golden State Warriors ... telling TMZ Sports he wants to see even MORE players getting monster contracts.

"Hopefully the game continues to grow. Hopefully, they keep making more money," Wade told us as he arrived in L.A. after his insane European beach vacation with Gabby Union.

We also asked about that lonely banana boat pic -- the one missing Chris Paul and LeBron. The Wades were still laughing about it.

And on the fashion tip ... Wade ditched his dog man purse -- in exchange for another fashion risk. And he's REALLY proud of it!

Klay Thompson 1-Man EDM Dance Party!

6/28/2017 1:32 PM PDT
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Here's video of Klay Thompson going full EDM DANCE MANIAC at a nightclub in China -- fist-pumpin' and tongue-waggin' like his life depended on it ... and it's pretty awesome.

Klay posted up next to the DJ booth at Face Club in Shenzhen on Wednesday -- when Tiesto's track "Wombass" took hold.

Thompson got super into the music -- he spun. He crotch-grabbed. He bounced around a lot. Everyone loved it. 

One person at the club tells TMZ Sports there's a good reason Klay wasn't mobbed -- he had a full team of bodyguards watching his back so he could let loose.   


Steph Curry has weighed in with an emoji reaction ... 

NBA Rookie Jordan Bell Fam Makes It Rain!! ... At NBA Draft Party

6/23/2017 7:00 AM PDT
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The Golden State Warriors' newest rookie, Jordan Bell, was seein' green the moment he was drafted into the NBA ... courtesy of his family members celebrating by makin' it rain!!

The ex-Oregon Ducks star hosted a draft watch party with his fam and friends in Long Beach Thursday night ... and when the Bulls called his name with the #38 pick, the bills started flyin'!!

Of course, Bell had to later update his guests about his trade to Dub Nation ... and considering they're the defending champs, everybody's more than excited about the news.

Congrats, rook!!

[H/T Gazette Sports]

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