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NBA Star Eric Bledsoe

Drops $2,500

On Gold, Diamond Grillz

39 minutes ago BY TMZ STAFF
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NBA superstar Eric Bledsoe gave himself a "Treat Yo'self" moment after signing his $70 million contract with the PHX Suns ... dropping thousands of dollars on gold and diamond grillz! 

TMZ Sports has learned the 25-year-old point guard recently hit up Thizzelles Grillz -- a high-end grill maker in NYC -- and dropped $5,000 on two sick pieces ... one for himself, one for his brother.

The grillz -- which cover six bottom teeth -- are made of 18 karat gold ... and are encrusted with 6 high-quality diamonds.

The process is complicated ... take an impression, make a wax mold, fill it with gold or platinum, drill holes, screw in diamonds. Grill done.

Bledsoe isn't the only baller joining the grill movement ... Thizzelles owner Scott Spira says he's hooked up several athletes including Broncos cornerback Omar Bolden and Browns guard Shawn Lauvao

And these things ain't cheap ... "Depending on the metal and diamonds the grillz can run up to 100K."

Say chee$e. 

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NBA's Earl Watson

My Wife's Acting Career Tanked

After 'My Wife And Kids'

49 minutes ago BY TMZ STAFF
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0227-earl-watson-jennifer-freeman-TMZ-INSTAGRAM-01Ex-NBA player Earl Watson claims he shouldn't have to pay up just because his estranged wife's acting career FELL OFF A CLIFF after her days of starring on a hit TV show ... and wants a judge to protect his wallet in their nasty child support war. 

Watson has gone to battle with Jennifer Freeman -- who starred as Claire Kyle on "My Wife and Kids" back in the early 2000s. They have a 5-year-old daughter together. 

The two are warring over cash -- she claims she deserves way more than the court-ordered $2,500-per-month in child support since he's rich. He claims he's not as ballin' as he used to be ... because he's retired from the NBA and only making $30k per year as a coach in the NBA's D-league. 

But in new court docs filed in L.A County Superior Court, Watson also included a few digs at Freeman's acting career ... saying, "She has not been employed on a full-time basis since appearing in the early 2000s on the television show 'My Wife and Kids.'"

"She has secured sporadic acting roles for which she has received nominal remuneration. Her last paying job was in Nov. 2014 when she appeared on the Real Husbands of Hollywood."

Ouch. 

We may understand where the hostility comes from ... back in 2010, Watson claimed Freeman attacked him with an iron!! Though the two reconciled after that incident. 

As for Freeman, she claims she has a holding deal with BET which prevents her from getting other jobs. She also says she's the primary caretaker for their kid and needs more cash to pay for things like private school, extracurricular activities and other child-related expenses. 

Freeman says Watson owns a ton of real estate worth millions ... and can afford to pony up more dough. 

A judge has yet to rule. 

Baron Davis

Planning NBA Comeback

In Talks with 'Playoff Contender'

2/27/2015 11:17 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF
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0227-baron-davis-tmz-01Baron Davis is in talks to return to the NBA ... TMZ Sports has learned ... with sources telling us the 35-year-old has been in communication with multiple "playoff contenders."

Davis -- a 2-time NBA All-Star -- hasn't played in the league since 2012 ... but we're told he's been keeping himself in shape and is serious about a return to the pros.  

Our sources say Davis -- the #3 overall pick in the 1999 NBA Draft -- has been speaking with several squads who feel he could be a good backup for a young point guard. 

We're told the Clippers and the Cavs are among the playoff contenders interested in Davis ... with  the Lakers also in the conversation.  

We're told so far ... there is NOT a deal in place, but that could change very soon. 

Stay tuned ... 

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'New Girl' Star Lamorne Morris

Chicago Fans, Lay Off Derrick Rose

He's The Best Bull Since Jordan

2/26/2015 10:33 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF
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022615_lamorne_morris_launch"New Girl" star Lamorne Morris is sick of Bulls fans dissing Derrick Rose for getting injured (again)  ... telling TMZ Sports even a gimpy Derrick is still the Bulls best baller since MJ.

Morris was out at Warwick nightclub in L.A. Wednesday night when we asked the Chicago native and huge Bulls fan about the Windy City's reaction to D-Rose's latest injury setback.

It's been pretty bad for Derrick since it was announced he'd have to have ANOTHER knee surgery, with memes, tweets, and IG posts all slamming the injury prone superstar.

Check out the clip -- Morris goes off on anyone taking Rose to task, reminding Bulls fans just how much the team sucked after Jordan left, and saying the city is lucky to have him.

BONUS -- He gives a pretty dynamite Stephen A. Smith impression at the end of the video, you'll want to see it.  

Iggy Azalea

Nick Young's a Sleep Farter

2/25/2015 11:07 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF

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Talk about committing a foul ... Iggy Azalea says her boyfriend Nick Young is a straight-up "sleep farter" ... and he's damn proud of it. 

Iggy was hangin' with "#TheCruzShow" on Power 106 when her Los Angeles Lakers boyfriend called in ... and the conversation turned to night flatulence. 

Don't worry, Nick defended his woman ... saying she's too much of a lady to sleep-fart. 

And just in case, Iggy says she tapes her b-hole when she goes to bed. 

#GoodLookinOut

There's more ... Iggy also talks about that sick '62 Impala she got Nick for Xmas -- and says there's a major Hollywood connection to the car. 

Charles Barkley

I'm Not Crazy

I Know Kobe Bryant Is Better Than Me!

2/24/2015 2:45 PM PST BY TMZ STAFF
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122415_charles_barkley_launchCharles Barkley is a lot of things, but delusional isn't one of them ... because the NBA legend seems to know exactly where he ranks in basketball supremacy ... and it's behind Kobe Bean Bryant.

Sir Charles was at LAX the other day when we asked him if he was disappointed "Selma" didn't win Best Picture at the Oscars. No, not because of THAT ... but because Chuck is from Alabama and famously paid for a lot of local kids to see the movie. 

But when we changed the topic to Kobe -- and how the Mamba will be remembered once he hangs it up -- Chuck was quick to say he's not on Kobe's level ... not even close. 

Fact is ... Charles is right, but you just don't hear athletes (especially NBA players) admit ANYONE is better than them.

Wonder how Charles would answer if we picked someone more on his level ... like Patrick Ewing or Karl Malone. Then things might get interesting ...

Ex-NBA Star Earl Watson

L.A. Mansion Robbed

Renters Handcuffed, Home Ransacked

2/24/2015 6:16 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF
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An L.A. mansion owned by former NBA player Earl Watson was robbed Monday night by at least 4 men in ski masks -- who handcuffed the occupants and ransacked the place. 

While 35-year-old Watson owns the $4 million Encino home, he currently rents it out to a local elderly couple. 

Officials say the men -- at least one of whom had a gun -- broke in through a back door and once inside, they handcuffed the couple and stole various items ... including cash. 

Law enforcement sources tell us a maid was in the house -- who hid and called 911. 

So far no arrests have been made -- and cops are investigating. 

NBA's Stephen Jackson

I'm Still Bangin' My Estranged Wife

... So Call Off Divorce!

2/24/2015 12:40 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF
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0223_stephen-jackson_renata_instagramIf you're still intercourse'n ... there's no divorce'n -- so says ex-NBA star Stephen Jackson ... who's asking a judge to throw out his wife's divorce petition because they're still knockin' boots like a married couple. 

It's one of the strangest legal docs we've ever seen ... Jackson says the judge should NOT grant his wife Renata a divorce because he believes she's just trying to score a prenup payout ... when in actuality, they're still very much a couple. 

FYI -- Jackson says Renata's payout under the prenup is based on his net worth at the time she filed for divorce in 2013  ... and since he was still playing in the NBA at the time, the payout would be significantly larger.

But in new docs filed in state court in Georgia, Jackson says he can prove his marriage wasn't dead then ... and it isn't dead now ... because he's still banging his wife on the regular.  

In fact, Stephen says he often still takes her on fancy vacations to places like the Bahamas, Cancun and Jamaica ... and presumably bangs her there too. 

Which leads to this explanation Stephen included in new court docs -- "Despite filing for divorce, [Renata] continued her relationship with [Stephen] in an effort to 'have her cake and eat it, too.'"

We can't imagine this case is going to have a happy ending for Jackson -- because if he gets his wish, he's still gonna have a pissed off wife on his hands. And if he loses, he's gonna have to cut a big, fat check. 

At least he's still getting laid. 

Floyd Mayweather

The Pre-Fight Diet

... Starts Tomorrow?

2/23/2015 1:10 PM PST BY TMZ STAFF

0223-floyd-mayweather-hot-dog-splashHere's Floyd Mayweather chowing down on a hot dog at the Lakers game Sunday night. 

Judging by the way prices are skyrocketing in Vegas, the same hot dog will cost approximately $700 at the Mayweather vs. Pacquiao fight. 

LeBron James Jr.

DOMINATION CONTINUES

Leads 4th Graders to Championship

2/23/2015 10:41 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF
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More insane highlights from 10-year-old LeBron James Jr. -- who led his All-Star youth basketball team to victory this weekend in one of the most prestigious tournaments in the country. 

Bronny and his Gulf Coast Blue Chips squad ran the table at the John Lucas All Star Weekend invitation-only tournament in New Orleans ... going undefeated in five games against really tough teams. 

But once again, all eyes were on Bronny ... who was just KILLIN' IT ... working an insane crossover, dribbling behind the back and hitting some deep 3s.  

"We haven't lost a game yet since Bronny joined the team in mid-December," coach Adrian Sparks tells TMZ Sports

"He's awesome. He played amazing. He averaged double digits. Bronny's just an all around good kid."

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Harrison Ford

Screw the Oscars

I'd Rather Watch Crappy Lakers

2/23/2015 6:02 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF
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0223-harrison-ford-calista-celtics-gettyTo quote the Grail Knight at the end of "Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade" ... Harrison Ford chose wisely. 

Instead of suffering through the nearly 4 hours of whatever that was on TV last night, Harrison grabbed his wife Calista Flockhart and hit up the Staples Center to watch the crappy Lakers. 

But unlike the Academy Awards, Harrison Ford got a surprise ending ... the last place Lake Show actually pulled out a victory over the almost equally bad Boston Celtics. 

Still better than a running briefcase gag. 

L.A. Clippers Player

Courting Jack Nicholson

'Come to Our Side!'

2/23/2015 12:45 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF
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Could Jack Nicholson quit on the Lakers completely ... and become a Clippers fan?!

That's what Clippers prodigy Austin Rivers is hoping for ... especially with Jack telling TMZ Sports this week that he's not as obsessed with the Lake Show as he used to be.

Rivers -- the son of Clippers president/coach Doc Rivers -- was out in L.A. and told us, "I'm trying to get him over on our side man!"

Here's the thing ... we already know Jack has pro-Clippers tendencies ... he went to a Clippers playoff game last season. And they definitely have a brighter future than the Lakers.

Plus, Jack already knows his way around the stadium ... since the Clips and the Lakers both play in the Staples Center.

Jeanie Buss ... it might be time to panic.

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Jack Nicholson

I'll Sell You My Lakers Tix

... I'm Sorta Over It

2/22/2015 12:45 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF
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022115_jack_nicholson_launch_v2Lookin' for some insane courtside seats to the Lakers game?

Jack Nicholson tells TMZ Sports he's willing to sell you his for face value ... since he's not as motivated to go the Staples Center as he used to be.

It's actually pretty sad ... Nicholson -- who's been a staple at the Lakers games for decades -- was leaving Madeo in Beverly Hills when he told us he's just not as into the Lake Show as he used to be.

We're guessing the team's abysmal record has a lot to do with it.

The good news? You could sit right next to stars like Leo DiCaprio and Mark Wahlberg ... that is, if they even feel like showing up these days.

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