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Nick Young

The Nightmare Is Finally Over

4/17/2015 6:09 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

Lakers star Nick Young says he feels like he woke up out of a nightmare ... now that the squad's historically bad NBA season is finally over ... saying, "It was tough for us."  

After the Lakers capped off the worst season in team history, Young hit up Toast Cafe in L.A. -- and essentially told us he's glad it's finally over.  

As for the two young players who hit the club after the team's final loss, Young says people should cut 'em some slack -- "They deserve to unwind a little bit."

As we previously reported, Jordan Clarkson and Vander Blue went to Warwick on Wednesday night ... but listen to Swaggy P's explanation -- almost makes you wanna buy the guys a beer. 

Lakers Players


... After Historic LOSS

4/16/2015 9:05 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

Question -- How did the Lakers cope with losing their 61st game of the season last night? Completing their WORST SEASON in team history?! 

Answer -- THEY HIT THE CLUBS ... well, at least two of 'em did. 

Jordan Clarkson and Vander Blue hit up Warwick nightclub in Hollywood -- hours after getting their butts kicked by the Sacramento Kings 122 - 99 in the final game of the season. 

In fairness to the guys, Blue just signed with the team a few days ago ... and Clarkson was just a rookie. 

But still ... cheers to next year?! 

Rick Fox Essentially Says

Phil Jackson Tanked the Knicks

4/13/2015 9:02 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

Here's Rick Fox ... basically saying Phil Jackson tanked the Knicks this season -- while trying to be super politically correct at the same time. 

Rick -- who we love by the way (super nice guy) -- was out in L.A. this weekend ... when we asked if the man who coached him on the Lakers intentionally shut down the Knicks to get a better draft pick. 

There was some serious tap dancing ... and he doesn't specifically say "yes" -- but he talks about how Phil "made a decision to purge the team of whatever personnel was there."

Translation -- tanked. 

Will Ferrell

Lakers Suck So Hard

It Makes Me Sad

4/4/2015 8:04 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

0404-will-ferrell-splash-01Will Ferrell went all frowny face at the Lakers game Friday night ... with good reason.

Will and his son looked on as they sat on the hardwood and watched their team lose to the Trail Blazers by a miserable score of 107 - 77.

Will's face is a symbol of woe in the Lakers camp.  Ticket resale prices are at a 4-year low.  Some $400 tickets right behind courtside seats are being hawked for $119.

0404-sylvester-stallone-flavin-getty-01Sly Stallone and wife Jennifer Flavin also grimly watched.  So sad.

It appears Heidi Klum's son figured out the best way to endure Lakers games.

Derek Fisher's Wife

He Blindsided Me with Divorce

4/3/2015 5:53 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

0403-derek-fisher-candace-fisher-GETTY-01Derek Fisher's wife says she was completely "blindsided" when the NBA legend served her with divorce papers last month ... and was even more shocked that he moved all of his stuff out of their home in the middle of the night ... this according to court docs obtained by TMZ Sports

As we previously reported ... Derek filed divorce docs in L.A. on March 18th ... one month after they celebrated their 10th anniversary. 

Now, Candace Fisher has filed court docs of her own -- telling a shocking tale of a husband that not only surprised her by bailing on the marriage ... but freezing her out of his life almost immediately.  

According to the docs, Candace says Derek refused to answer her calls and texts for nearly two weeks ... and even blew off their kids for several days. 

Candace says she finally went to their NY apartment the week of March 30th ... only to find that all of Derek's clothing, personal items and computers had already been removed from the home.  

There's more ... Candace also says Derek now wants to keep their 8-year-old twin boys in NY to live and attend school -- despite the fact she says all of their family, friends and schoolmates are in L.A. 

Both sides are now duking it out in court ... in a divorce that seems about as nasty as it gets.   


Ticket Prices Slashed

... PLEASE Come See Us!

4/3/2015 2:01 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF


The Lakers are taking a page out of Jack Nicholson's playbook -- cutting prices on game tickets to record lows ... all in hopes of getting some asses in the those Staples Center seats.

Sources inside the Lakers box office tell TMZ Sports ticket prices for the 8 remaining games are the lowest they've been all season. For instance, some $400 tickets -- right behind courtside seats -- are going for $119.

We're told they've priced the tix to move in a last-ditch effort ... because "no one is showing up for the games."

Fact is, there's still something fans can root for -- losses! The Lake Show's still mathematically capable of having the worst record ... which would put them in the driver's seat for the #1 draft pick.

Go team?

Heidi Klum

Lakers Put My Kid To Sleep

Even w/ Courtside Seats

4/2/2015 6:45 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

0402-heidi-klum-son-getty-02Call 'em the Lakerzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz ... 'cause the Purple and Gold are so boring to watch, they put Heidi Klum's kid right to sleep Wednesday night ... even though they were sitting courtside. 

The supermodel took both Johan and Henry to Staples Center to watch the Lake Show take on the New Orleans Pelicans ... but it was pretty much over by halftime. 

The Lakers ultimately lost again 113 to 92.  

Lakers basketball -- It's like live-action Ambien. 

Ex-Lakers Teammate


No Way He Boned 20,000 Chicks!

3/26/2015 12:45 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

One of Wilt Chamberlain's former teammates is calling out the NBA legend -- telling TMZ Sports there's NO WAY he took down 20,000 women ... because he was too busy taking down McDonalds. 

We spoke with Tom Hawkins -- who played 2 seasons with Wilt on the Lakers back in the '60s -- and he's adamant that Wilt "The Stilt" must have inflated his numbers in his tell-all book. 

"I played with him for 2 years ... I doubt his numbers are correct."

And why is Tommy (who played 10 solid years in the NBA) so steadfast in his belief? 

"Because too many nights I saw him going back to the hotel with nothing but a bag of McDonalds."

There's more ... a lot more ... just watch the clip.

Nick Young

Kobe Bryant for MVP

3/19/2015 8:35 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

Photog: "Who you thinkin' for MVP this year? Curry? Harden? Westbrook?"
Nick Young: "I would give it to Kobe."

Maybe Nick Young was kidding ... then again, maybe not. 

Kobe Bryant only played in 35 games this season ... the Lakers won 11 games WITH Kobe. They've only won 6 of the last 31 ... after Kobe's season ended thanks to a shoulder injury.

It's been a crappy season for the Lake Show any way you slice it ... but they were 50% better WITH the Mamba.

That being said ... does Kobe really deserve to be the MVP?

Probably not. Give it to Westbrook. 

Metta World Peace

Don't Give Up On Kobe ...

He'll Get Ring Next Season!

3/6/2015 10:28 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF

Kobe Bryant has ONE more championship run left in him ... and will probably get his SIXTH ring next season ... so says Mamba's former teammate Metta World Peace

But before we get to that ... you gotta watch this clip of Metta buyin' a rose from the rose lady out in Hollywood last night. 

Who's he buying it for? Metta says he wants to surprise someone ... wait'll you see who it is.

As for Kobe, Metta's clearly convinced he can still be dominant ... are you? 

ESPN's Robert Flores

Nick Young Won't Hit Me

... Cause He Can't Hit Anything Lately

3/3/2015 7:27 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF


ESPN anchor Robert Flores is DOUBLING DOWN in his beef with Nick Young -- firing even more shots at the Lakers star ... after Young threatened him on Twitter yesterday.

You know the backstory ... Flores trashed Nick's GF Iggy Azalea on the air by saying she's trying to "kill hip hop" -- so Nick blasted the guy on Twitter and said they'd "run into each other soon."

Well, Flores didn't seem scared when he went on the "Sedano and Stink" radio show last night -- and responded to Swaggy's cyber-tough talk. 

"If you look at his numbers, there is a 70% chance that -- if he takes a shot at me -- he's going to miss. I'm just looking at the numbers ... so I'm good."

Nick is shooting 36% from the field this year ... math jokes.

There's more ... Flores was asked how he'd react if Young went after his wife, to which he responded:

"Well, I don't think Swaggy wants to be making fun of my wife. She will put the paws on him. She's from down South ... and those Southern gals are not to be messed with. Take it from me."

Translation -- Flores ain't backin' down. 

Nick Young

Threatens ESPN Reporter

... Over Iggy Diss

3/2/2015 12:01 PM PST BY TMZ STAFF

0302_nick_young_iggy_robert_florez_tmz_instagramNick Young might not be making "SportsCenter's" top plays anytime soon ... 'cause the Lakers star just threatened an ESPN anchor after the guy dissed his GF Iggy Azalea on the air. 

For some reason, ESPN anchor Robert Flores fired a shot at Iggy during a segment called, "What Did We Learn?" ... saying: 

"We learned that according to the Lakers' Nick Young a dolphin recently tried to kill him. So Nick while dolphins are trying to kill you, your girlfriend is trying to kill hip hop ... let's call it even, ok?"

Needless to say, Swaggy P was PISSED and tweeted to Flores to let him know he's got a problem: 

"@RoFloESPN I'm pretty sure we going to run into each other soon."

Sounds like a threat. But Nick didn't stop there ...

"You job is to talk about sports not what me and my chick got going on," Young wrote ... adding, "so we got a problem."

ESPN and Flores have yet to comment about the situation. 

This isn't the first time Nick has sprung to Iggy's defense on social media ... he publicly took Snoop Dogg to task for dissing Iggy last year, and things were tense until Iggy's boss T.I. stepped in and squashed that beef.

Robert, if you know any huge rappers that owe you a favor ... now might be the time.


Jack Nicholson

I Haven't Totally Given Up On Lakers

... Yet

3/2/2015 10:40 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF

0302-jack-nicholson-getty-01It seems Jack Nicholson CAN handle the truth of the Lakers sucky season ... showing up to the game Sunday after hinting to TMZ Sports that he might be putting his fandom on hold for a while.

We ran into Jack last week in L.A. and we asked the screen icon if his nearly 30 year love affair with the Purple and Gold is in jeopardy due to the fact that the team stinks to high heaven.

At the time, Nicholson seemed to indicate that he might be willing to sell his tickets, thus giving up his #1 fan status forever.

But when the Lake Show took on (and lost to) the OKC Thunder on Sunday at Staples, Jack was back where he used to always be ... courtside.

Thank you Laker Girls.


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