Gilbert Arenas' lady Laura Govan is serving notice to all basketball wives -- there's only one (engagement) ring to rule them all ... and it's the MILLION DOLLAR stone she rocks on her hand.
Laura was out in Calabasas when our camera guy asked her about Russell Westbrook's endearing display of love to his fiancee -- a sick $700k engagement ring.
That's when the bombshell was dropped -- Laura told us she thinks the Westbrook ring is "cute" ... but can't touch the million dollar MONSTER on her ring finger!!
You gotta see this clip -- Govan explains why she DESERVES to rock the massive rock ... and it's clear she's not shy about it.
NBA Star Russell Westbrook
With $700k Ring! [Update]
9/4/2014 6:12 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
10:06 AM PT -- IT'S A $700,000 RING!!!!
We've learned ... it was made by Jason of Beverly Hills ... who's made engagement rings for all sorts of stars including Gabrielle Union and Evelyn Lozada.
As for Russell's ring -- we're told it's a 6-piece elongated cushion cut ring with VVS clarity ... and in total, the whole thing is worth $700k.
We're told Russell knew exactly what he wanted when he hit up Jason's shop. It was very important to him that he got a ring with the highest quality possible.
Dude did a helluva job. Oklahoma City Thunder star Russell Westbrook is the next NBA star in line for a wedding -- 'cause he popped the question last night ... with a massive diamond ring ... and his GF said yes!
Earl is a former UCLA basketball player -- and the two met during their college days ... before Westbrook signed his $80 MILLION contract extension.
The Tat I Regret The Most Is ...
9/4/2014 6:56 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
L.A. Clippers star Matt Barnes admits ... he's not proud of all of his tattoos -- in fact, Barnes says there's one piece of ink he hated so much, he HAD to go out and cover it up.
Barnes was out at Kitson in L.A. Wednesday to support teammate DeAndre Jordan when he told us about the regrettable work he got on his arm back when he was a teenager ... and why he had to make it go away.
But one bad tat didn't keep Barnes from inking up the rest of his body -- and he shows off the special tribute tattoo on his stomach that means more to him than all the rest.
My Car Is Straight
9/3/2014 12:45 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
Screw the Lambo ... forget the Bentley ... NBA legend Pat Riley cruises around L.A. in one of the most GANGSTER vehicles of all-time -- and TMZ Sports has the footage.
The President of the Miami Heat was leaving a car wash in Malibu early Tuesday -- where only the finest detailers were allowed to work on his prized 1950 Mercury coupe.
FYI -- Riley has been OBSESSED with the 1950 Merc for years ... for good reason -- GQ once touted the ride as one of the most gangster cars of all time.
Check out the clip -- we also asked Pat what he got Dwyane Wade for his wedding ... and judging from Pat's reply, he hooked D-Wade up!!!
Donald Sterling & Shelly
Reconcile for 60th Anniversary
How Can You Resist This Body?
8/31/2014 1:00 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
Despite the fact he called her a "pig" in open court ... despite the fact he's STILL suing her ... Donald Sterling got together with estranged wife Shelly to celebrate their 60th anniversary on the beach ... and TMZ Sports has the shocking photo.
The two put their insanely nasty war on hold last weekend -- and bathed their bodies in the sun at the Balboa Bay resort in Newport Beach.
Multiple sources connected to the couple tell us they decided to get together to celebrate their 60th anniversary ... but they still consider themselves very much estranged.
As one source put it, "It looks weird from the outside ... but it's just the way they are."
Sure, Donald trashed the hell out of Shelly for the past couple of months ... but at the end of the day, his bank account is up $2 BILLION.
Can't stay mad at that forever.
On Emmys Red Carpet
8/26/2014 6:07 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
Chris Bosh has struck again.
For some reason (we're still trying to figure this out) the Heat star decided to attend the Emmys with his wife last night ... and decided to amuse himself by photobombing one of the most famous actors in the world, Matt McConaughey.
Of course, Bosh is somewhat of a photobombing pro ... the guy targeted teammates during post-game interviews almost every week last season.
But don't worry, Bosh showed off his fancy side too -- showing off his white jacket (with a white Rolls to match) before the awards.
I'm NEVER Acting Again
Especially After 'Thunderstruck'
8/25/2014 12:45 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
Kevin Durant has sworn off acting forever -- telling TMZ Sports even Shaq's critically-panned movie "Kazaam" was WAYYYY better than his 2012 flop "Thunderstruck."
Gotta respect the honesty.
Here's the deal ... Durant was leaving Benihana in Bev Hills (delicious hibachi shrimp btw) ... when we asked if he was ever gonna try to rebound from the debacle that was "Thunderstruck."
For the record -- "Thunderstruck" (like "Freaky Friday" with basketball powers) -- was a box office disaster ($587,211 domestic) ... especially compared to Shaq's 1996 classic ($18,937,262).
We also asked KD about the rumors he was trying to get out of his Nike contract -- but Durant was a little less forthcoming.
All in all a fun clip -- check out the video.
2 NBA STARS AT NIGHTCLUB
Around Time of Shooting
8/24/2014 7:39 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
Two NBA superstars were at 1Oak nightclub right around the time Suge Knight was shot in a Hollywood nightclub early Sunday morning -- and TMZ Sports has the video.
Our photogs were rollin' as Denver Nuggets center JaVale McGee and L.A. Clippers star Glen "Big Baby" Davis walked up to the nightclub around 11:45 PM Saturday night ... just like any other night.
Big Baby got inside ... but the line proved to be too much for McGee and he decided to leave. Might have been the best decision he made all night.
Because 90 minutes later, gunshots rang out -- and as TMZ first reported, Suge Knight was shot multiple times.
Unclear if Davis was still in the club at the time of the shooting -- but we're guessing he was, since 1Oak was the place to be Saturday night ... with huge stars like Chris Brown, Tyson Beckford and more hanging inside the Sunset Strip club.
We're reaching out to try and get as much info as we can.
Stay tuned ...
V. Stiviano Lawsuit
Donald Sterling Is Gay
... I Was a 'Beard'
8/21/2014 4:25 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
V. Stiviano has just filed new legal docs in her war with Shelly Sterling -- claiming she NEVER slept with Donald Sterling ... 'cause he's into men and she was his beard.
TMZ Sports has obtained the lawsuit -- which Stiviano filed in response to Shelly's allegations that V. accepted cars and property from Donald that he didn't have the authority to give her.
In the new docs, Stiviano argues that the items in question were given to her in exchange for being Donald's "beard" -- and she insists Shelly knew about it.
Stiviano states ... she was "not ever a sexual partner of Donald T. Sterling" and "believes that [Sterling] is a homosexual and enjoys sexual acts and or sexual congress with males."
In the legal doc, filed in L.A. County Superior Court, Stiviano says Shelly was "acutely aware of [Donald's] sexual orientation and condoned same as well as acknowledged and approved [Donald's] gifts of money [to Stiviano]."
Stiviano also says the gifts she received were NOT community property -- but rather Donald's separate property.
Stiviano is also suing Shelly and Donald for defamation -- claiming they slandered her in the media by calling her a thief and saying she embezzled money and property from Donald. She's demanding no less than $10 MILLION.
We reached out to Donald's camp -- so far, no word back.
Story developing ...
Magic and Doc
Hit Baseball Game with New Clips Owner
8/20/2014 6:32 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
Here's a photo of the new L.A. Clippers owner in a public photo with TWO black people.
Take THAT Donald Sterling!
Steve Ballmer hit up the L.A. Dodgers game with Magic Johnson and Clippers President Doc Rivers last night.
It's interesting ... considering it was a photo featuring Magic Johnson that led to Donald Sterling's downfall ... when he blasted V. Stiviano for posting a photo of Magic on social media.
In audio posted on TMZ Sports, Sterling screamed at Stiviano for being seen in public with black guys and told her not to bring any black people to his games.
Earlier this week, Sterling himself admitted -- "I'm finished. I'm over."
My Shaq Impression
8/20/2014 6:16 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
Turns out, the "Inside the NBA" host can do one helluva "Shaq" -- nailing his co-host during an event for the NBA2K15 video game ... and it was all caught on video.
Johnson was talking about how he and Shaq would work together on some motion capture stuff for the game -- when he seamlessly dropped one of the best Shaq impressions we've heard ... maybe ever.
OK, he's no Aries Spears ... but not bad for an amateur [WARNING -- the Spears clip has some explicit language].
Still Rockin' Celtics Gear
... After Trade to Wizards
8/19/2014 9:23 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
Here's a question -- if an NBA team trades you away to another squad after one season, do you still rock their gear out in public?
Ya do if you're Kris Humphries.
Kim Kardashian's ex-husband was out in L.A. sportin' his Celtics sweat pants yesterday -- despite the fact the team shipped him out to the Washington Wizards back in July.
Kris didn't seem too bothered by the issue when our guy asked him about the fashion decision -- but people like Allen Iverson got crushed when he rocked another team's gear out in public while he was playing for the 76ers.
More recently, 49ers QB Colin Kaepernick took all sorts of heat for rockin' a Miami Dolphins hat.
So, was Kris out of line ... or just out of clean clothes?
Chicago Can Be Cold
8/19/2014 1:00 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
Dwyane Wade reportedly makes around $30 million a year -- his estimated worth is approximately $100 mil -- which makes it pretty shocking his $1.2 million Chicago pad is in foreclosure.
According to legal docs -- obtained by TMZ Sports -- Wade stopped making payments on the $225K mortgage ... the docs don't say how much he's behind.
The house is located in South Holland, a Chicago suburb. It's massive -- 7,800 square feet, 6 bedrooms and a basketball court on 3 acres.
Dwyane and then wife Siohvaughn lived in the house with their 2 kids until he filed for divorce in 2007. The divorce was extremely bitter ... he ended up getting custody. She lives in the house alone.
Dwyane's attorney tells TMZ ... the basketball star finally reached a financial settlement with his ex-wife last year, and in addition to getting a huge payout, she got the home and assumed the mortgage payments. The attorney says Siohvaughn just stopped paying.
The lawyer adds Dwyane has no further responsibility, but it seems likely he signed the mortgage papers in the first place so, as they say, tell it to the bank.
The bank sent the foreclosure notice August 11.