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Glen Rice Jr. Accused of Beating Ex-NCAA Player ... AK-47 Found

7/28/2016 10:13 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE

0725-Glen-Rice-Jr-mugshotEx-NBA player Glen Rice Jr. allegedly beat up a former NCAA hoops player so badly, he broke the guy's jaw and knocked a tooth out ... this according to the police report, obtained by TMZ Sports. 

We broke the story, Rice was arrested on July 25th in Georgia -- and according to the police report, one witness watched the violent scene unfold. 

The witness told cops ... Rice and ex-Tulane player Jordan Callahan pulled into a Kroger parking lot in a white Porsche ... and got out of the car to have a conversation. 

During the exchange, the witness says Rice clocked Callahan in the face -- knocking out the guy's tooth. The witness says Rice grabbed 2 bags from the car and ran down the street. 

When cops arrived, they found Callahan in a pool of blood -- and the witness pointed to where Rice fled. Cops tracked down Rice and arrested him ... and found 2 bags nearby, hidden under leaves. 

Inside the bags -- 2 guns (an AK-47 assault rifle and a Taurus .38 Special) and a bunch of bullets. 

Cops say a 3rd gun was found in the Porsche. 

There's more ... cops say Rice also had roughly $2,700 in cash and 6 cell phones on him at the time. 

He was initially booked for felony robbery, aggravated battery and marijuana possession -- but cops tell TMZ Sports officials are only moving forward with 2 charges ... aggravated battery and possession with intent to distribute. 

Rice's lawyer, Steve Sadow, told TMZ Sports that he's "confident his client will be found not guilty" and pointed out that the robbery charge has already been dropped.

Joakim Noah Check Out This Butt!

7/28/2016 12:40 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

0727_Joakim-Noah-Yatch-Ibizia-launchBrand new Knicks star Joakim Noah is already taking a bite of the big apple, and it's very, very juicy.

Joakim was sucking face with a hot mystery babe Wednesday on a yacht in Ibiza. Check out the gallery, and don't worry ... her ass makes up for his hideous trunks.

NBA off-season training programs are hardcore.

Rajon Rondo Praises Teammate Dwyane Wade ... We're Gonna Help Black Kids!

7/27/2016 10:39 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE

Rajon Rondo is pumped to have Dwayne Wade in Chicago -- not just on the court -- telling TMZ Sports he's super excited about teaming up with DW to mentor young black men in the community. 

Don't get it twisted, Rondo says he's fired up about the Bulls' chances this year -- but says the guys really click when it comes to helping people. 

Andy Cohen 'God Bless the NBA' For Moving All-Star Game Outta Charlotte

7/27/2016 8:16 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE

Bravo honcho Andy Cohen is giving an extra "mazel" to the NBA Commish Adam Silver -- praising the guy for "having the balls" to move the All-Star game out of Charlotte over a local anti-LGBT law.

Just last week Silver explained, "We do not believe we can successfully host our All-Star festivities in Charlotte in the climate created by HB2." 

HB2 is the controversial bill passed in North Carolina which eliminates certain legal protections for victims of LGBT discrimination. 

Cohen couldn't be HAPPIER with the NBA's move to 86 Charlotte -- saying, "I love it! God bless the NBA."

He also ripped into North Carolina governor Pat McCrory -- who's been defending the bill for months.

"That f*****g governor, he needs to be voted out," Cohen tells TMZ Sports.

You gotta watch the clip -- Andy's fired up! 

NBA's DeJuan Blair Cited for Battery On Woman ... At Vegas Club

7/25/2016 12:20 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE

0725-dejuan-blair-tmz-sportsNBA player DeJuan Blair -- who played for the Washington Wizards last season -- was cited for misdemeanor battery against a woman at a Vegas club this weekend ... TMZ Sports has learned.

Las Vegas Metro PD has confirmed ... officers were called to Drai's nightclub at The Cromwell around 1 AM Sunday morning to respond to a report of a man who allegedly got physical with a woman.

The alleged victim told police ... she was arguing with Blair over the line into the club when he picked her up and tossed her off to the side. The woman was pissed and retaliated by striking him back -- before calling for help.  

Sources tell us ... when cops arrived they checked security video and decided there was enough evidence to issue a citation to Blair for misdemeanor battery. He was NOT arrested. 

However, cops tell TMZ Sports Blair was also issued a "trespassing warning" from the property and told to leave immediately.  

People close to Blair tell TMZ Sports he's adamant he did not throw the woman -- as one source put it, "He simply moved her out of the way when he was trying to get by her. Nothing more."

As for the woman, we're told she refused medical treatment -- but she's still pissed and is considering a lawsuit against the NBA player.  

Shaq Most Dominant DJ Ever Spins 1&2's At HUGE EDM Festival

7/23/2016 12:35 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE

Steve Aoki, David Guetta, Afrojack and ... Shaq?

The Diesel might just be on that list of world-famous and successful DJs ... after having rocked the crowd at one of the biggest EDM festivals in the entire world.

Shaq took the stage early Friday at Tomorrowland ... a 3-day EDM bonanza in Belgium that attracts over 180,000 crazily dressed (probably unsober) partygoers a year.

We're told Shaq's set lasted about an hour ... and while his primary wheelhouse is hip-hop ... he mainly stayed true to the EDM format most of the crowd wanted to hallucinate to.

Check out the video ... it's clear the big man was totally into it, and we already know he takes his reputation as a DJ very seriously, so it's no wonder he killed it.

Careful with all that jumping, big fella .... we doubt those knees are playoff-ready at this point.

Draymond Green Strikes Plea Deal in Bar Attack Case ... No Jail

7/22/2016 9:12 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
Exclusive Details

0722-draymond-green-gettyDraymond Green will be off the hook in his bar fight case ... if he can keep his nose clean for a year ... because the NBA star just struck a plea deal with prosecutors. 

Green was arrested for assault on July 10th after allegedly striking a college football player in the face outside of a Michigan bar. He was facing more than 90 days in jail if convicted. 

But now, Green has reportedly cut a deal ... in which he agreed to pay a $500 fine and $60 in jail restitution AND he must stay out of trouble for a year. He also isn't allowed to contact the victim

If he does all of those things ... the charge will be reduced to a civil infraction ... so he won't have a misdemeanor on his record. 

We spoke with Asst. City Attorney David Meyers who tells us Draymond got NO special treatment. 

"The plea agreement reached with Mr. Green is in accordance with our normal plea bargain procedures and guidelines for a case with similar circumstances, evidence and witness statements. We simply treated Mr. Green no differently than any other defendant that we prosecute."

NBA How's This for a Bathroom Break? We Won't Play All-Star Game in Charlotte

7/21/2016 3:04 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
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The NBA is officially saying goodbye to North Carolina ... the 2017 All-Star Game will be moved to a state more friendly to the LGBT community.

The catalyst for the decision ... the North Carolina law that requires people to use bathrooms that correspond with their birth gender. The move to repeal the law failed.

The game -- which was originally scheduled for February 19, 2017 at Timer Warner Cable Arena in Charlotte -- will now be moved to another city ... as yet undetermined.

An NBA official says, "We do not believe we can successfully host our All-Star festivities in Charlotte in the climate created by HB2." 

All hope isn't lost for basketball fans in Charlotte ... the NBA says they HOPE to reschedule the ASG for 2019 ... providing Charlotte lawmakers 86 the bill.

Scottie Pippen & Shaq The Beef Is Over ... NBA Legends Hug It Out in Vegas

7/21/2016 10:46 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

0721_shaq_scottie-pippen_instagramOne year -- to the day -- that Shaq and Scottie Pippen were blasting each other in a surprisingly aggressive cyber-fight ... the two have buried the hatchet ... and Pippen posted a pic to prove it.

Remember, the two got into it bad last year -- with Shaq essentially telling Scottie that he rode Michael Jordan's coattails during the Bulls championship run back in the '90s.  

Pippen responded by insulting Shaq's shooting ability -- so Shaq called him a "bum," a woman and the "Mase" to MJ's "Puffy."

But time apparently heals all wounds ... 'cause the two ran into each other in Vegas -- and were all smiles. 

In fact, Pippen posted the pic with a caption that PRAISED O'Neal -- calling him "one of the greatest, most dominant big men of all-time."

Delonte West ATTEMPTING NBA COMEBACK ... Says Mom

7/21/2016 12:45 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE

0720-delonte-west-tmz-sports-wm-02Delonte West is actively working on an NBA comeback -- so says his mother, who tells TMZ Sports her son is getting his life back together after a string of troubling setbacks. 

The NBA community became concerned for West after pictures surfaced showing the 32-year-old looking disheveled in Texas ... and apparently begging for change in Maryland. 

Delphina Addison says her son has had some mental health issues recently -- but he's back on his medication and in a good place. 

"He is working toward coming back to the NBA. He has been working out and that’s where he's at as of now."

As for the photos of West apparently panhandling, Addison says the pics didn't tell the whole story.

"People did see him holding a sign but what they don’t know was there was a homeless guy standing out across from my place and Delonte saw him and wanted to help him out."

"Delonte is not homeless. He's living with his wife and kids," Addison told us.  

As we previously reported, West spent time in a medical facility earlier this year ... but feels like he's made significant improvements and is now mentally prepared to get back to work. 

"Delonte told me, 'Mom, if it took some things that I had to do to show me some wisdom, I thank God for that.'"

"He is a heck of a player ... and he said, 'It's showtime!' He's ready to come back."

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NBA's Chandler Parsons Talkin' Timberlake Here's What It's Like to Work for JT

7/20/2016 4:12 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE

Ever wonder what it's like to have Justin Timberlake as a boss? 

Here's NBA star Chandler Parsons to tell you all about it -- since he now plays for the Memphis Grizzlies ... the team partially owned by the pop legend. 

FYI, JT helped recruit Chandler to the squad ... and apparently it worked -- with Parsons signing a $94 MILLION contract earlier this month (check out the sick Rolls Royce at the end of the clip). 

One more thing ... Parsons also gives serious love to his former owner Mark Cuban -- praising the guy as a great owner who will "always be my boy." 

But seriously, check out the car ... it's good to be rich. 

NBA's Jeremy Lin French Braids? ... Yep.

7/20/2016 10:19 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

0720-jeremy-lin-snapchat-02Another hair transformation for Jeremy Lin ... this time, he's taking his cue from The Game -- and rockin' french braids!  

Lin just debuted his new look -- right before he was officially introduced as one of the new members of the Brooklyn Nets. 

It's not the first time Lin's mixed up the hair look -- he's rocked the mohawk, the man bun and the Miley Cyrus. 

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Kevin Durant & Draymond Green Stone Cold Stunnin' At Team USA Dinner

7/18/2016 12:34 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

0717-launch-haute-party-gettyDraymond Green spent some quality time in Vegas with his brand new Golden State teammate, Kevin Durant, over the weekend ... and it was all thanks to Carmelo Anthony

Of course, the guys also happen to be on Team USA together -- along with DeAndre Jordan, DeMarcus Cousins, DeMar DeRozan, Kyle Lowry -- and 'Melo organized a dinner for the team. 

The squad was all in Vegas gearing up for Monday's first official practice (the team's home base is Sin City) -- but got together at the Wynn Sunday night for a fancy welcome dinner hosted by Carmelo and his friends at Haute Time

We're told hotel owner Steve Wynn couldn't make it -- but sent one of his favorite magicians to entertain the guys. You can see in the pics they all seem to be havin' a good time. 

By the way, big smiles on Draymond Green's face the entire evening -- seems he ain't too worried about that whole assault case in Michigan

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