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DeAndre Jordan On Matt Barnes' Retirement: 'One of the Best Teammates Ever'

12/12/2017 6:41 AM PST
EXCLUSIVE

DeAndre Jordan paid ex-Clippers teammate Matt Barnes the ultimate compliment just hours after his retirement ... saying he's one of the best dudes he's EVER shared a locker room with.

"That's one of the best teammates I've ever had," DeAndre told TMZ Sports on his way outta The Nice Guy in L.A. 

DJ's hooped with some serious talents on the Clips -- Chris Paul, Blake Griffin and Baron Davis, to name a few --  but it's clear he's got a special bond with Barnes ... his LAC bro for 3 seasons.

FYI, Matt hung up his sneakers in a social media post on Monday ... and even though he had a bad-boy rep, he's earned a TON of respect from DeAndre and other NBA stars through the years.

Timberwolves Stars Post-Game Party at Hollywood Club ... After Smashing Clippers

12/7/2017 6:22 AM PST
EXCLUSIVE

The Minnesota Timberwolves still had so much energy left after beating up on the Clippers Wednesday night, they hit the Hollywood club scene after the game ... and TMZ Sports has the video. 

Karl-Anthony Towns and Taj Gibson hit up Warwick nightclub looking relaxed after the 112-106 victory over L.A. Towns had 21 points, Taj had 16. 

They weren't the only big stars in the club -- Johnny Manziel also rolled through Warwick on Wednesday. 

Fun Fact: All 3 guys rocked designer hoodies to the club -- and get this, Taj's Gucci sweatshirt ain't cheap ... $1,280 on the Gucci website!!!

It's good to be rich. 

DeAndre Jordan Sorry, Dodger Fans ... Astros Only Lost to Keep It Interesting

11/1/2017 11:28 AM PDT
EXCLUSIVE

Hope all the LOS ANGELES Clippers fans don't get too pissed about this ... 'cause one of their own, DeAndre Jordan, is going AGAINST L.A. saying the Astros are gonna take the World Series.

FYI -- DeAndre is from Houston ... but still.

We got Benedict Arnold leaving the Dodgers game Tuesday night, decked out in Houston gear, and asked him if he's disappointed the Astros let a closeout opportunity slip through their fingers.

That's when Judas told us he wasn't concerned at all, and that his Astros were just trying to make things interesting by taking it to 7.

Hey DeAndre, if you love Houston so much why don't you marry it?

(This was written by a Dodgers fan.)

Kevin Durant Dinner Date With DeAndre Jordan After Dubs Beat Clippers

10/31/2017 6:40 AM PDT
EXCLUSIVE

A blowout game ain't gonna come between Kevin Durant and DeAndre Jordan's friendship ... 'cause the 2 baller buddies grabbed dinner together after the Warriors beat up on the Clippers Monday night.

K.D. and Jordan hit up Catch LA around 11 PM after the Dubs destroyed the Clips 141-113 at Staples Center ... and Jordan was all smiles despite the loss.

Catch appears to be the go-to spot when DJ's friends are in town ... the All-Star center's also been spotted there with his pals Jimmy Butler and Russell Westbrook after games.

Master P Lonzo Getting Beat Up Was a Good Thing

10/21/2017 12:25 AM PDT
EXCLUSIVE

Lonzo Ball should thank Clippers PG Patrick Beverley for giving him the business Thursday night ... 'cause in the long-run, it's really a good thing -- so says Master P.

We got P -- a HUGE NBA fan -- droppin' knowledge on Lonzo's debut at LAX ... telling us the Lakers rookie will only get better when grinders like Beverley beat him up.

The good news for Lonzo ... he's gonna get it all season long -- there's a LONG LIST of NBA stars looking to take a piece of his ass. 

John Wall Tried to Warn Lonzo Ball They're Gonna Come for You!

10/20/2017 10:57 AM PDT

John Wall saw this coming from a mile away ... telling us back in Feb. that NBA players like Patrick Beverley are gonna come for Lonzo Ball all season long to "leave a statement." 

He was right. 

Back when LaVar Ball was first firing up the Lonzo-hype machine, we spoke with Wall about how LaVar's braggadocious statements could affect the Lakers rookie on the court. 

Wall told us LaVar's comments would add "fuel to the fire" for Lonzo's opponents, explaining: 

"A lot of people try to leave a statement, you know let 'em know how the league is ... especially if they're gonna be going against him for the next couple years."

Beverley was DEFINITELY trying to send a message Thursday night -- beating up on Lonzo the entire game in a dominating Clippers victory. 

And it sounds like it ain't gonna get easier for Ball as the season moves along ... 

Snoop Dogg Burns LaVar Ball for Feeding Lonzo to 'Lions'

10/20/2017 7:14 AM PDT
Breaking News

What did Snoop Dogg think of Lonzo Ball's NBA debut??

"I think his father put him in the lion's den with some pork-chop drawers on."

Snoop kept it all the way real on Kevin Garnett's "Area 21" post-game show -- after Lonzo managed just 3 points against the Clippers in the Lakers' home opener. 

Check out the clip -- Snoop thinks Lonzo can be good, but he needs to change his attitude ASAP or he'll continue to get stomped by guys like Patrick Beverley

KG ain't ready to throw in the towel on Lonzo either -- but says Ball is already at a crossroads and needs to make some serious life choices. 

Blake Griffin to Kendall Jenner: Of Course You Can Hang with the Guys!

10/13/2017 12:50 AM PDT
Breaking News

Seems Kendall Jenner is already close enough with Blake Griffin to join in on steak night with his boys. 

The L.A. Clippers star and 3 of his guy friends hit up the Ocean Prime steak and seafood house in Bev Hills on Wednesday night ... with Kendall rounding out the group. 

Blake and Kendall have been hanging out for a couple of months now ... so no reason not to invite her along, right? 

So, when does Blake get his invite to girl's night? 

NBA's Danilo Gallinari My Punching Thumb Is Almost Healed

8/24/2017 6:19 AM PDT
EXCLUSIVE

L.A. Clippers forward Danilo Gallinari tells TMZ Sports the thumb he busted while punching a guy in Italy is healing nicely ... he's almost ready play again! 

The 28-year-old suffered the injury last month -- right after he signed his 3-year $65 million deal -- when he socked a player from the Netherlands during a European exhibition game for Italy. 

The good news ... Gallinari says the thumb is "very good" -- and he expects to use it to help the Clippers win a championship this year!

Doc Rivers Stripped Of Clips Prez Title ... Still Head Coach

8/4/2017 11:18 AM PDT
Breaking News

Doc Rivers just lost his Clippers front office job -- relinquishing his role as Pres. of Basketball Operations -- but remains on as head basketball coach, the Clippers announced.

The Clips released a statement announcing the changes Friday morning ... saying former NBA coach, and team exec. Lawrence Frank would step in and assume Doc's front office job.

The team pointed out, "Frank and Rivers will be peers in the Clippers' structure, each reporting directly to owner Steve Ballmer."

Until now, Doc had overseen the selection, signing, and development of players ... as well as the coaching duties.

In other words, there was a lot on his plate.

Doc doesn't seem all that broken up ... saying, “I am committed to the Clippers success and am excited to focus on the coaching side as two thirds of our roster will be new this year."

Kevin Hart C'MON, CHRIS PAUL ... Don't Leave L.A.

8/1/2017 6:03 AM PDT
EXCLUSIVE

File Under: "Too Little, Too Late"

Kevin Hart wants his good friend, Chris Paul, to stay in Los Angeles so badly, he's using his own money to convince him to back out of the Rockets deal.

Didn't work though.

Kev and CP3 hit up Madeo for dinner -- and on the way out, Hart whipped out his wallet to pay for Paul's valet ... telling his pal, "Don't leave L.A., Chris!"

Chris smiled and told Kev, "Don't do that."

Obviously, that ship has sailed -- Chris signed with the Houston Rockets after 6 seasons with the Clippers.

But free valet is free valet!

Clippers Sindarius Thornwell Lands On 'Live PD' and It's Hilarious!!

7/29/2017 9:35 AM PDT

Clippers rookie and SEC hoops star Sindarius Thornwell had a seriously funny run-in with cops in South Carolina -- but he's probably not laughing about the fact it ended up on live TV!

It all went down Friday night on the A&E show "Live PD" ... when police pulled over Sindarius' gf for speeding. Apparently, she was chasing him at the time, and Sindarius -- rocking a Clippers t-shirt -- stopped too when she got pulled over.

The hysterical part came when the officer recognized Sindarius -- he was SEC player of the year for the Gamecocks, after all. The cop said, "I know you from somewhere. Where you work at?"

ST's response ... "I don't got a job."

Why so shy? Well, Sindarius juuust signed his rookie contract on Thursday, and probably didn't want to rock the boat. He even tried to hide his Clippers tee from the cop.

To be clear -- cops had no issue with Sindarius, just his gf ... who apparently was riding around with all HIS stuff in the car. 

Hilarious clip ... except for the pissed off gf part.

DeAndre Jordan Rages with Kevin Durant at Vegas Bday Pool Party

7/24/2017 6:12 AM PDT
Exclusive Details

It's summertime ... so, here's DeAndre Jordan teaming up with his best party pal, Kevin Durant, to celebrate his birthday in Vegas ... with a guest appearance by one of the hottest DJs in the world. 

DeAndre and his brothers hit up the Encore Beach Club at the Wynn in Vegas to celebrate the Clippers star's 29th birthday.

The NBA superstars kicked it with Diplo at the DJ booth -- they also had 3 cabanas for their party crew.

Sources at the party tell us the guys sipped on everything from Don Julio 1942 to Ciroc and even some Moet Nectar Champagne.

From what we're told, everyone had a blast -- despite the blistering 108 DEGREE temperature day!

By the way, KD and DJ are pretty tight off the court -- last summer, they traveled to Greece together after the Olympic gold medal victory to celebrate with a bunch of hot chicks in bikinis.

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