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Matt Barnes I Might Make Movies With Kobe ... We Talked About It

8/14/2016 12:35 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
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Matt Barnes is hoping his days of teaming up with Kobe Bryant didn't end with the 2012 Lakers ... saying he wants the Mamba to give him a big assist ... as a MOVIE PRODUCER.

We got Barnes out in L.A. and asked if he's got anything lined up for his life after basketball (dude is 36 after all, but still balling) and that's when he told us he's interested in life behind the camera.

Then our guy brought up Kobe ... who's just getting his production company kickin' since his retirement ... and asked whether or not Matt's up for working with the Mamba.

Check out the clip -- not only is he up for it ... he says the two men have talked ... and a collab on some type of project might not be as far off as you think. 

BTW -- we also asked what it means to have an African-American woman win individual gold in swimming ... and Matt keeps it 100 ... saying certain stereotypes might be gone forever. 

Scottie Pippen's Wife Christian Laettner Stiffed Us Bad 'How Do You Sleep At Night?'

8/10/2016 4:41 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
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0810_scottie_Larsa-Pippen_Christian-Laettner_getty_twitter_2Scottie Pippen and his wife are FURIOUS at Christian Laettner -- claiming he still hasn't paid them back the hundreds of thousands of dollars he owes them ... and they want to collect, NOW. 

Around 2007, Pippen invested a ton of money with Laettner and his partners to buy a stake in the Memphis Grizzlies ... but when the deal fizzled, he never got his money back.

Pippen sued Laettner and his partners and was awarded a $2.5 million judgment -- but has NOT received the full amount.

Enter Larsa Pippen ... who took the beef public this week -- tweeting at Laettner, "Hey @laettnerbball are you ever gonna pay us back homie?"

"It's crazy you've been f***ing us around forever @laettnerbball. Homie how do u sleep at night."

Sources connected to the case tell us Laettner still owes at least $600,000 to the Pippens. 

Yeah, we'd be pissed too.

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Dennis Rodman Blasts Derek Fisher Comeback ... 'Just Give It Up'

8/10/2016 9:42 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
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Dennis Rodman says Derek Fisher is a shameless fame whore -- who's teasing a potential NBA comeback because he's desperate for the limelight. 

The Worm was at The Abbey in West Hollywood Tuesday night -- when he went in on 42-year-old D-Fish. 

"Derek Fisher, just give it up man ... just do your job and be a family guy."

Rodman also said NO TEAM -- including the star-packed Golden State Warriors -- will ever touch his legendary '96 Bulls squad ... and he explains why. 

Oh, and if you're still interested in that whole "I Broke My Penis" story ... Rodman also goes into deeper detail on that, too. 

You've been warned ... 

Doc Rivers Austin's New $300k Ferrari ... 'Fine With Me!'

8/9/2016 6:20 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
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Austin Rivers got the big ol' stamp of approval from his dad and coach -- with Doc Rivers saying he's cool with the NBA star's brand new $300,000 Ferrari! 

As we previously reported, Austin splurged on the Ferrari F12Berlinetta right around the time he inked his brand new $35 MILLION contract with the Clippers last month. 

So, when we saw Doc at Craig's in L.A. Monday night -- we asked if he was worried about his son/star player behind the wheel of a car with a top speed of over 200 MPH!!

We also asked about Team USA -- and Doc told us who their biggest competition will be. 

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Austin Rivers TREAT. YO. SELF. Buys $300k Ferrari After $35 Mil Contract

8/8/2016 11:52 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
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0808-austin-rivers-f12-car-INSTAGRAM-01Spend it if ya got it, right??

Austin Rivers would make Tom Haverford proud -- dropping some serious cash on a sick new Ferrari ... right after signing his 3-year, $35 MILLION contract with the L.A. Clippers. 

TREAT YO'SELF!!! 

0808-austin-rivers-f12-car-INSTAGRAM-02Check out Austin's pimped out Ferrari F12Berlinetta -- which usually starts above $300,000!!!

But Austin's car is special ... he took it to the guys at Ultimate Auto in Orlando who outfitted the whip in a full matte metallic charcoal wrap, custom wheels and more. We're told the upgrades cost around $25k. 

FYI, the Ferrari F12Berlinetta reportedly goes from 0 to 60 in 3.1 seconds and can hit speeds faster than 211 MPH!!!!

Austin ... be safe dude. 

Nick Young 'I'm Going Through Something In Life'

8/8/2016 5:00 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
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He's smiling in public -- but there may be a lot more going on with Nick Young behind the scenes than meets the eye. 

Swaggy P was leaving Penthouse in L.A. this weekend -- when we asked about the recent picture of him furniture shopping in his pajamas in the middle of the day. 

"I'm going through something in life right now," Young explained. 

The NBA star does have a lot going on right now -- Iggy dumped him, his ex is pregnant with his child, and there are rumors the Lakers are looking to ship him out of town. 

If pajamas in the daytime make you feel better -- have at it. 

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Manute Bol's 7 Ft Son Dominating Puny Humans ... At 16 Years Old

8/8/2016 12:45 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
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Guess the apple doesn't fall far from the tree ... especially when that tree is FREAKIN' GIANT ...

TMZ Sports has exclusive video of Bol Bol -- son of late NBA player Manute Bol -- hooping against some high school competition at a recent high school hoops tournament ... and it just ain't fair.

Manute was one of the tallest players in league history at 7'7" and his kid, Bol, is already 7 ft -- AT 16 -- which is why peeps we talked to at the tourney say the kid is a lock to be a future NBA lottery pick.

Check out the clip ... and feel something for these poor, poor kids.

Jahlil Okafor 76ers Will Be Good In 2016 ... 'I'm Excited'

8/7/2016 12:25 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
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Fear not, Philly fans ... your beloved 76ers will finally BE GOOD AGAIN next season ... so says Jahlil Okafor

The 20-year-old forward was out in Bev Hills when we asked how he felt about all the young talent on the squad ... including #1 overall pick Ben Simmons and the long-awaited debut of Joel Embiid

"I'm excited," Okafor said ... "We'll be good."

The 76ers were 10-72 last season ... so, the silver lining -- it can't get any worse! 

Dennis Rodman I Broke My Penis 3 Times ... 'Blood Everywhere'

8/6/2016 12:55 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

File Under: "Nooooooo!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!"

Dennis Rodman says he's had 3 MAJOR ACCIDENTS involving his penis ... snapping it multiple times over the years during sex ... and it got bloody every single time.

Rodman gave the gory details to Vice -- explaining how pushing the boundaries during certain sexual escapades resulted in emergency room visits to repair his wounded soldier.

So, the big question ... does The Worm's worm still work?

He answers the question ... check out the clip.

Team USA Basketball Players in Rio 'Brothel' ... Oops, We Thought It Was a Spa

8/5/2016 1:55 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
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0805-launch-team-usa-brothel-02Several Team USA hoops stars made a bonehead move in a foreign land -- thinking they were walking into a spa that turned out to be a whorehouse.

DeAndre Jordan, DeMarcus "Boogie" Cousins, DeMar Derozan and possibly 3 other players went out on the town Wednesday night in Rio and strolled into Termas Monte Carlo ... which Rolling Stone called "one of the high end brothels in Rio."

When you call the place, they'll tell you it's a spa that plays music ... and it's just for male customers. Oh, and they have a full bar.

A source close to the team tells us the players got the standard line, so they assumed it was kosher. The source said, "They realized it wasn't the right place for them and immediately left."

As for what happened inside, the players were only seen hanging at the bar. Multiple sources tell us they bought booze ... nothing more.

Someone should've hit the translate button on Yelp. 

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Dwyane Wade & Chris Bosh Jam Sesh, Sangria & Matching Trucks Best Friends Forever!!

8/4/2016 1:21 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

Dwyane Wade bolted Miami for Chicago ... but he's still kickin' it off the court with superstar ex-Heat teammate and BFF Chris Bosh ... bro-ing out at C.B.'s Malibu mansion.

The former teammates linked up in the 'Bu Wednesday for some quality man time ... gettin' in a bunch of activities, from jammin' out on the drums and guitar to hiking (while their wives tagged along and drank sangria). 

If anyone thought there was a drop of bad blood between D. Wade and Bosh ... this video surely puts that to rest.

Check out the clip!

Blake Griffin I Banged A Stripper!! Hilarious Stand-Up Routine

8/4/2016 9:21 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

Blake Griffin is f****** hilarious ... and here's video proof.

The L.A. Clippers superstar took the stage at the Just For Laughs event in Montreal last week and flexed his comedy skills for the crowd ... and we gotta say, he drew some pretty big laughs.

Blake's no stranger to the funny business ... having taken classes at a UCB Theatre in L.A. ... but this time his material was WAYYYYY more Richard Pryor than usual, including a story about bangin' a stripper.

Check out the video!!

Russell Westbrook $85 MIL Turn Up ... Dinner with Mom!

8/4/2016 7:09 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
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Russell Westbrook displayed even more loyalty after signing his huge deal to stay in OKC ... by taking his mom out for a nice meal in Bev Hills.

Sure, a lot of pro athletes would've hit a club or a strip club or fly to Vegas with his boys -- but we got Russell opting for dinner at Mr Chow with his mama, Shannon Horton.

News came out that the Thunder superstar guard had signed a 3-year, $85 million contract while he was inside eating. Russ was rewarded for passing on free agency -- like his old running mate Kevin Durant -- and Mom was rewarded ... for being awesome.

We're pretty sure R Dub picked up the tab.

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