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NBA's Delon Wright

EPIC DRAFT VIDEO

Emotional Reaction During Announcement

6/26/2015 7:05 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE

This is one of the coolest videos we've ever seen ... Delon Wright overcome with emotion the second he was selected during the NBA Draft last night ... while his family goes wild!!!! 

Wright -- along with his close friends, parents and brother (fellow NBA star) Dorell Wright -- took over Hyde on the Sunset Strip to watch the Draft together. 

The moment commissioner Adam Silver announces Delon's name as the 20th overall pick to the Toronto Raptors ... well, it's just awesome. 

Congrats! 

Diddy's Son

Humiliated by Coach

Over Courtside All-Star Seats

6/26/2015 1:00 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE

0625_diddy_josh_ben_stiller_gettyThe coach who fought Diddy this week ... brutally shamed Diddy's son by using a paparazzi pic to drive home a point -- that he thinks Justin Combs is a spoiled rich kid.

Sources connected to UCLA's football program tell TMZ Sports ... the humiliating incident went down in February. Coach Sal Alosi had several players in the the gym for a training sesh, which Justin missed because he was at the NBA All-Star game.

We're told Alosi openly mocked Justin by putting a pic of him at the game -- next to Diddy and Ben Stiller ... in all the gym monitors. We're told Alosi told players ... "While you guys are training, this guy is sitting courtside with his dad." The pic remained up for 24 hours.

As we've reported ... Diddy sources say Alosi ran a campaign of psychological warfare against Combs for the past 3 years.

Our UCLA sources say over the years, Alosi has told Justin things like -- "You're only here because of your dad," and ... "You never belonged here," and ... "You should just go work for your dad."

We reached out to Alosi, through UCLA ... so far, no response.

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NBA Draft's Stanley Johnson

My 1st Big Purchase Will Be ...

6/25/2015 4:14 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE

House? Jewelry? Cars? Big night in Vegas??

So many options for NBA rookies when it comes to spending that first professional check -- but when we asked U of A's Stanley Johnson where his money will go ... he had a much MUCH better answer. 

Check out the clip -- it's short, it's sweet, it'll make you root for the guy even more. 

Blake Griffin

HUGE PENIS

... Says Fat Jewish

6/25/2015 3:54 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
breaking news

0625-the-fat-jewish-blake-griffin-INSTAGRAM-01Blake Griffin's penis is like a "Pringles can made of flesh" ... so says a dude who would know, The Fat Jewish ... who got up close and personal with Blake's dong during a game of mini-hoops. 

The Instagram star says the two hooked up for an intense game of 1-on-1 ... and as TFJ put it, "The next thing you know he was doing a monster jam on me and his package was literally in my face."

Mr. Jewish added, "Also, for anyone wondering, yes I could feel the outline of his d*ck, dude has a Pringles can made of flesh in his shorts."

And now you know. 

Satnam Singh

7'2" NBA Prospect ...

Guess My Shoe Size!

6/25/2015 6:27 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE

Big day for a big man ... with 7'2" Satnam Singh landing in New York City for tonight's NBA Draft -- where he could be the first Indian-born player in the league. 

The big question ... how big are your shoes!?! 

We spoke with 19-year-old Singh, as he towered over the normies, and he told us his feet are so MASSIVE, he has a "very hard" time finding shoes that actually fit.  

Good news for Singh ... if he gets drafted tonight, he won't have to worry about paying for kicks for a while. 

Congrats! 

Phil Jackson

Preparing for the NBA Draft ...

at a Lady Gaga Concert?

6/23/2015 11:45 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE

The top ranked prospect on Phil Jackson's board stands just 5'1" tall and has never played a lick of professional basketball -- and she goes by the name of Lady Gaga

While other NBA execs are hammering the phones, scouring through pages of scouting reports and reviewing game tape, the Zen Master spent his Monday night at Radio City Music Hall seeing Gaga perform with Tony Bennett

Unless Gaga and Tony did a special performance with Kristaps Porzingis, we're guessing this outing didn't help him prepare for Thursday's draft one bit.

Good luck, Knicks fans ... you're gonna need it.

Trevor Ariza

Can I Beat Michael Jordan?

Hell Yes.

6/22/2015 10:46 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE

Houston Rockets star Trevor Ariza might've just committed basketball blasphemy ... 'cause he told TMZ Sports he thinks he'd actually beat 52-year-old Michael Jordan in a 1-on-1 game.

Trevor was in L.A. when we asked the 29-year-old who'd win in a mano a mano face-off between him and #23 ... the topic du jour amongst NBA players this summer. 

"I better be able to beat him 1-on-1 right now."

Check out the clip -- Ariza's tune is slightly different from some of the other ballers we've spoken to on the subject ... namely Pistons big man Andre Drummond, who said Jordan could still get it done.

Be warned Trevor ... Jordan NEVER forgets a challenge ... remember that Hall Of Fame speech?

Magic Johnson

I Forgave Donald Sterling

'I Don't Keep Grudges'

6/22/2015 12:25 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE

He was the target of some of Donald Sterling's most racist and disgusting comments -- but Magic Johnson says he's forgiven the former Clippers owner ... telling TMZ Sports, "I don't keep grudges."

Not only did Sterling single Johnson out in his racist rant to V. Stiviano and order her not to be seen with Magic or any black people at Clipper games ... but he went on to say he's a terrible role model because he has HIV.

Johnson handled the whole thing with crazy amounts of class at the time -- but now that a year has passed ... we wanted to know how he feels about Sterling now .

Check out the clip ... it's another example of why Magic is one of the most greatest of all time. 

J.R. Smith

Scooter Frenzy

NBA Exposure Created Bigger Boom Than Bieber

6/20/2015 12:25 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE

0619-jr-smith-phunkee-duck-finals-GETTY-01Bieber has one ... so does Jamie Foxx and Chris Brown -- but the guy who ignited the biggest sales boom of those new 2-wheeled scooters is Cavs star J.R. Smith ... TMZ Sports has learned. 

It's called the PhunkeeDuck -- a foot-controlled motorized scooter -- and Smith was often seen zooming around on one during the NBA Finals ... watched by roughly 18.5 million people. 

We spoke with PhunkeeDuck founder Max Waxman who tells us sales exploded thanks to the NBA Finals exposure ... "We did almost as many in sales as we had done in the prior 5 or 6 weeks."

And that's HUGE considering Bieber had been showing off his PhunkeeDuck to his 30 million Instagram followers and Foxx had brought his on "The Tonight Show."

"The exposure J.R. got us helped a tremendous amount. To have the whole NBA Finals audience see and talk about our product made a huge difference."

Lamar Odom

Smiling & Friendly

... At Vegas Boxing Event

6/19/2015 4:28 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
breaking news

0619-lamar-odom-big-INSTAGRAM-01Lamar Odom is turning to some famous boxers for support in the wake of the death of his close friend Jamie Sangouthai ... hanging with Adrian Broner and Zab Judah at an event in Vegas. 

Odom had briefly returned to L.A. after he learned Jamie died -- and as we reported, he was taking the death very hard and friends were concerned that he would relapse. 

But Odom is now back in Vegas ... and today, he was supporting Broner as the boxer weighed in for his big fight against Shawn Porter tomorrow night. 

We're told Lamar has been friends with Zab for years (they're both from NY) and made plans to hang out this week while supporting Broner. 

Odom appeared to be in a good mood at the event, smiling and talking to people. 

Vegas seems like a tough place to stay on the straight and narrow ... but we're told his friends are doing their best to look out for him. 

NBA's Brandon Jennings

Religious Players Are More Successful

6/19/2015 2:59 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE

Sorry atheists ... NBA players who have a good relationship with God are more successful than NBA players who don't ... so says Detroit Pistons point guard Brandon Jennings.  

Jennings was at LAX today when he told us religion plays a huge role in the NBA ... "Before every game we always have a little bible study ceremony ... any city you go to, so it's pretty cool."

That's not the case with every team -- Doc Rivers, in an effort to respect different beliefs, reportedly does not allow team prayer in the Clippers locker room ... though he does lead a moment of silence before games. 

Thoughts?

NBA's Alex Len

Wrecks BMW In Brutal Crash

(Photo)

6/19/2015 11:52 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE

0619-alex-len-accident-tmz-sportsPhoenix Suns player Alex Len -- the 5th overall pick in the 2013 NBA Draft -- was involved in a bad car crash in Arizona yesterday ... in which another car was flipped on its side ... TMZ Sports has learned. 

A witness tells us ... Len was driving a black BMW SUV which collided with a blue Ford around 1:15 PM in Phoenix. 

The witness says it appeared as if Len (pictured in the black tank top) was trying to help the other driver ... in the moments following the collision. 

Emergency personnel raced to the scene. It didn't appear as if Len suffered any major injuries. No word on the condition of the other driver.  

Story developing ... 

MC Hammer

Rides Fire-Breathing Snail

At Golden State Warriors Parade

6/19/2015 11:09 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
breaking news

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How much is MC Hammer enjoying the celebration parade for his Golden State Warriors in downtown Oakland today? 

So much so that he rode a giant, fire-breathing snail along the parade route, flanked by the mayor of the city ... pretty freakin' epic if you ask us.

Hammer isn't the only huge Bay Area celeb at the parade ... Seattle Seahawks stud Marshawn Lynch is there too, but had to settle for riding with the team along the route. 

Congrats dubs ...

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