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NBA Finals Fight Victim 'Fighting for His Life' ... Pushed By 'Rival Fan'

6/23/2016 8:16 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
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0623-salvatore-bimbo-ronnie-GO_FUND_ME-01The 21-year-old fan who was pushed off an upper level deck at Oracle Arena during Game 7 of the NBA Finals is in intensive care and fighting for his life ... this according to his father. 

The victim is Salvator Bimbo -- a Golden State Warriors fan who traveled from L.A. to see the game with his brother. 

Bimbo's father says a fight broke out at the game and a rival fan grabbed Salvator by the legs and pushed him over a railing

"My son’s cheekbone is smashed, his nose, his upper-eye, his head, his brain,” Salvator's father told

"He’s leaking from his ears blood. Not very good. He’s a beautiful young man. Did not deserve this.”

Salvator's family started a GoFundMe page to help with medical costs. They're also begging anyone with information about the suspects to come forward.

So far, no arrests have been made. 

NFL's Dashon Goldson I Respect Ayesha But I Don't Want My Lady Tweeting Like That!

6/18/2016 12:05 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

It might be time for Steph Curry to have a Twitter boundaries talk with wife -- at least according to NFL safety Dashon Goldson who says that's what he would do if his lady pulled an Ayesha. 

Dashon -- who spent 9 years in the NFL -- says he likes that Ayesha does her thing on social media ... but if he was in Steph's shoes, he'd try to explain why calling out the NBA is a HUGE distraction during the NBA playoffs. 

BTW, Goldson was leaving Barney's in Bev Hills where he dropped $5k on his dad for Father's Day, which is THIS SUNDAY.

Go get your dad a gift -- consider this your warning. 

Bill Simmons Game 6 Refs Were TERRIBLE

6/17/2016 9:22 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

"The refs were just bad last night ... they had no idea how to control the flow of that game."

Here's Bill Simmons giving his take on Game 6 -- and calling out the refs for sucking out loud. 

We also brought up the Ayesha Curry situation. Bill might have more in common with Steph than you thought. 

Steph Curry Fined $25k for Throwing Mouthpiece ... No Suspension

6/17/2016 8:16 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
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0617-steph-curry-TMZ-01The NBA has hit Steph Curry with a $25,000 fine for throwing his mouthpiece into the stands -- hitting a fan -- during Game 6 of the NBA Finals ... but it appears he will NOT be suspended. 

The NBA's office just issued a statement saying, "Curry has been fined $25,000 for throwing his mouthpiece into the spectator stands."

"The incident, which resulted in a technical foul and subsequent ejection for Curry, occurred with 4:22 remaining in the fourth quarter of the Warriors’ 115-101 loss to the Cleveland Cavaliers during Game 6 of The Finals on June 16 at Quicken Loans Arena."

Golden State Warriors head coach Steve Kerr was also hit with a heavy fine. 

"Kerr has been fined $25,000 for public criticism of the officiating during his press conference following the same game."

Bring on Game 7 ... 

Steph Curry NBA Security 'Profiled' My Father-In-Law ... 'Threatened to Arrest'

6/17/2016 6:31 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
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0617-curry-getty-01Steph Curry and his wife, Ayesha, claim her father was "profiled" and "almost arrested" by NBA security at Game 6 in Cleveland Thursday night ... in a case of mistaken identity. 

Ayesha first went public about the situation after the game -- tweeting, "Police racial profiled my father and told him to remove credentials and tried to arrest him."

0617-sub-ayesha-curry-twitter-01Steph echoed her comments to ESPN on his way out of the stadium -- after the Warriors lost to the Cavs.

But NBA security says it can explain ... telling ESPN Ayesha's father bared a resemblance to a con artist named David Aminzadeh who had been using fake credentials to sneak into major sporting events. 

0617-ayesha-curry-sub-TWITTER-suspect-dad-01Security spoke with Ayesha's dad -- and eventually determined he was NOT Aminzadeh. 

Steph called the ordeal a "tough situation" in a "hostile environment."

Draymond Green Declines Invite to Throw 1st Pitch at A's Game

6/13/2016 11:06 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
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0613-draymond-green-oakland-as-golden-state-warriors-TMZ-01Draymond Green was asked to throw out the first pitch at Monday's Oakland A's game -- but respectfully declined ... this according to a rep for the A's. 

With the Golden State Warriors star serving a 1 game suspension -- and unable to be in the arena for Game 5 of the NBA Finals -- Green said he would be attending the A's game, located right next to Oracle Arena. 

TMZ Sports spoke with A's Director of Corporate Communications, Catherine Aker, who confirmed Green will be in the stadium ... but doesn't want to make a spectacle. 

"We extended an invitation to Draymond to throw out the first pitch and he declined. He would prefer to keep a low profile while at our game."

Green will reportedly be allowed inside the arena to celebrate with his team if they win -- and it just so happens there is a tunnel which connects the Oakland Coliseum to Oracle Arena.

Steph Curry 'Warriors Girl' Scores Better Seat Than Ayesha!!

6/10/2016 6:44 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
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0610_ayesha_roni_clevland_golden_state-game-2That smoke show of a Warriors fan who gave Steph Curry the sex face during game 2 of the NBA Finals is back -- and she's sitting IN FRONT of Steph's wife.

Yes, Instagram model Roni Rose has found herself courtside in Cleveland for game 4, while Ayesha Curry is almost directly behind her ... 2 rows back.

This creates an issue for Steph: How the hell can he look up at Ayesha AND keep Rose out of his line of sight at the same damn time??

More problematic for the NBA MVP -- Rose is sitting right behind the Warriors bench.

Focus, Curry. Focus.


E-40 Teaming Up with MC Hammer ... Let's Do a Track Together!

6/3/2016 2:29 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

It's a hip-hop match made in Warriors heaven ... E-40 tells TMZ Sports he's ALL ABOUT teaming up with fellow Golden State superfan MC Hammer for a new hip-hop track -- and hopes to release it in the next year. 

The legendary rapper joined the guys on the "TMZ Sports" TV Show (airs tonight on FS1) to talk about Golden State's Game 1 thrashing ... when he told us about his long-standing friendship with Hammer. 

So, when we asked if there would be a collab anytime soon, E-40 was ALL ABOUT IT -- saying, "The chances are for real for real ... we gotta put that in motion."

Check out the clip ... and get ready to dust off the baggy pants. 

NBA's Draymond Green 73 Reasons To Turn Up!

4/14/2016 11:25 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

Draymond Green was feelin' goooood after clinching win #73 Wednesday night ... keeping the party train rollin' at a Bay Area nightclub until 2 AM ... and TMZ Sports has the video. 

Green -- along with Golden State Warriors rookie Kevon Looney -- hit up Pure Lounge around 12:30 AM and partied with some pretty pumped up GS fans until the place closed. 

The people at Pure went all out for Draymond ... breaking out bottles of booze, confetti and hot chicks in sexy Warriors uniforms. 

All in all ... it was a good night to be Draymond. 


Stephen Curry Pre-Game ScootEBike Race

4/8/2016 7:55 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

Stephen Curry chalked up an L Thursday before the Warriors took on the Spurs ... getting his butt kicked in a ScootEBike race ... and TMZ Sports has the footage.

It all went down in NorCal ... a rep for Raytroniks (the company behind the bike) says they sent a street team to gift the $1,600 electronic bikes to Steph and Ayesha Curry. 

BTW, the bikes can get up to 20 mph ... they're kinda like the next iteration of those hoverboards. 

We're told Draymond Green also got one last night ... so ... teammate race???


Klay Thompson's Dad Scottie Pippen Is WRONG Warriors Would Beat '96 Bulls

4/4/2016 7:43 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

Klay Thompson's dad Mychal Thompson is calling out Scottie Pippen ... saying his son's team would definitely beat the '96 Bulls in a never-gonna-happen fantasy basketball series.

Thompson -- a former NBA #1 overall pick -- was out in L.A. when we asked him about Pip saying his record setting Bulls team would SWEEP the Warriors if the two were able to magically meet up.

The comments caught fire on social media with some accusing Pippen of old man "get off my yard" nostalgic bravado ... and some saying he was dead on.

Count Mychal among that first group ... 'cause he says Steph and the gang would take out MJ and Pippen's crew in a sizzling seven game series.

Check out the clip -- and let the barber shop arguments begin.

NBA's Festus Ezeli Pranked By Warriors 'You've Been Cut, Bro'

3/31/2016 9:05 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

This is pretty damn funny ... if you're not NBA star Festus Ezeli

The Golden State Warriors star was targeted for a hilarious prank by some of his teammates, including Andre Iguodala and Klay Thompson ... who executed a plot to convince Festus he'd been cut from the team. 

It's all a part of Lyft's new "prank mode" -- which will allow people in L.A., NY and SF to pull pranks on their friends on April 1st using the Lyft app.

Iguodala's plan involved a fake sports talk radio broadcast playing in the car ... in which the hosts broke news that Festus had just been fired from the Warriors. 

Several of FE's teammates sent texts saying it was nice working with him and wishing him luck in the future ... and you gotta see the look on Ezeli's face -- he's trying so hard not to get pissed. 

Don't worry ... Iguodala eventually reveals it's a prank ... and wait'll see you how Festus handles it. 

Draymond Green Deletes Crazy 118 MPH Video (Update)

3/23/2016 3:51 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

update_graphic_red_bar6:04 AM PT -- Draymond Green addressed the situation after the Warriors game Wednesday night -- and didn't deny being the driver. 

"Obviously, poor judgment," Green said ... "But I think it's kind of out-of-story of what it's trying to be made out to be. I'm not here to take any attention away from this team."

The Warriors also issued a statement saying, "We are aware of the video and will discuss it with Draymond after tonight's game. We hold all of our players and staff members to a high standard that sends a positive message and example to our fans and the community in general."

"We look forward to having a conversation with Draymond and getting additional information."

update_grey_gray_barBizarre situation involving NBA star Draymond Green -- who posted (and then deleted) a video that appeared to show him driving 118 mph in his BMW ... and now his reps aren't talking. 

Green posted the video to his Snapchat story Wednesday -- shot from the driver's seat in a BMW that's tearing up a public road that appears to be in the Bay Area. The video never reveals the face of the person driving the car. 

People on social media began to freak out -- asking Green why he would post the video on his page and if he was the driver. 

Soon after, Green deleted the video from his page. 

In another video Green posted earlier to the same Snapchat story, the NBA star can be seen in what appears to be the same car ... though it's unclear if the footage was shot during the same ride as the 118 mph. 

We reached out to Green's agent and the Golden State Warriors for comment -- so far no one's talking. 

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