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Doc Rivers

I'm Cool with Shelly Sterling

Despite Racist Husband

6/19/2015 12:45 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
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With racist ass Donald Sterling still banned from the NBA for life ... how did Doc Rivers feel about his wife Shelly sitting courtside at Clippers home games this year????

It's an interesting question ... considering Doc went on the radio this week and insinuated that Donald SABOTAGED the team by nixing several trades that would "make you fall off your chair."

So, when we saw Rivers out in L.A. yesterday ... we had to ask about the Shelly Sterling factor -- and he went on to explain why he's COOL with Mrs. Sterling still being the team's official "#1 fan."

O.T. Genasis

Coco-Concert Offer

For Golden State Warriors

6/18/2015 5:28 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
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Hip hop star O.T. Genasis loves one thing as much as the CoCo ... parades ... 'cause he tells TMZ Sports not only does he want to go the Golden State Warriors victory parade, he wants to rock the mic!

O.T. stopped in to chat with the gang on "TMZ Hollywood Sports" about the newly crowned NBA champs ... and how they have used his hit song as their unofficial anthem the entire season.

How much does O.T. appreciate the love the Dubs have shown him? He tells us he wants to return it ... by recreating the magic for the team at their victory parade tomorrow in Downtown Oakland.

Check out the clip ... and tune into TMZ Hollywood Sports on Reelz.

Andre Drummond

I Fear Michael Jordan

... In 1-On-1 Game

6/18/2015 1:20 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
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He's 52-years-old ... but Michael Jordan still strikes fear into the hearts of the NBA's young guns -- including Andre Drummond who says he thinks MJ could still ball him up in 1-on-1. 

The Detroit Pistons star was at Gold's Gym in L.A. when we asked about a recent interview in which MJ said he could still beat any of the players on the Charlotte Hornets roster ... but doesn't want to "demolish their confidence."

So, we asked Andre -- who's 21-years-old and one of the best young stars in the league -- if HE thinks he could take the old man ... and he didn't exactly sound like the most confident guy. 

#RespectYourElders

NBA's John Wall

I've Played with Bieber & Obama

... Guess Who's Better?

6/18/2015 6:34 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
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Justin Bieber vs. President Barack Obama ... they're both obsessed with basketball -- but who would win in a game of 1-on-1???

The man who would know is NBA superstar John Wall ... who's played with both guys this year ... and Wednesday in L.A., the Washington Wizards star gave up the 411.  

Wall hooped around with POTUS during the White House Easter Egg roll back in April -- and earlier this month, he got a courtside look at Bieber when he hit the court for Kanye West's bday

So, who would win?? Watch the clip ... 

Also, check out Wall's Ferrari -- it's good to be rich.  

Gilbert Arenas

Smashes Car With Cinder Block

To Get Revenge On Baby Mama

6/17/2015 3:06 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

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Ex-NBA star Gilbert Arenas took a cinder block and smashed the hell out of a Mercedes that his longtime GF Laura Govan had been driving ... and he claims the whole thing was revenge for Laura ruining his Netflix account. 

Sources connected to the situation tell us the incident went down in 2014 ... when Arenas was so upset, he decided to take his anger out on the luxury vehicle in the driveway of his home. 

Gilbert says he has a perfectly good explanation -- claiming Laura had thrown his computer in his pool and smashed 34 windows at his Calabasas home.  

Gilbert says, "I don't remember my #Netflix password it was auto saved, you piece of sh*t. u take a person #Netflix away,nothing else matters."

Arenas added, "here's my comment: I LIKE NETFLIX... speaking of Netflix has anybody seen #Champs with Tysons holyfield and Hopkins???"

Lil Wayne

'Lakers Fan Til I Die'

6/17/2015 9:03 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE

"Ya'll know you won the Finals tonight if you're a Golden State Warriors fan ... but f**k all that n***a, I'm a Laker 'til my mother f**kin' death baby!"
           -- Lil Wayne

Weezy was performing at Heat Ultra Lounge in Orange County, CA Tuesday night when he started talkin' basketball ... while smokin' on (what appears to be) a fat blunt. 

Weezy's from New Orleans ... but has said he's been a die-hard Lakers fan ever since Kobe joined the squad. The two have become pretty tight over the years.  

Might be a good time for to be a rich Lakers fan, 'cause with Jack Nicholson's enthusiasm for the team fading ... there might be some good courtside seats available next season. 

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MC Hammer

CAN'T TOUCH US

Rages with NBA Champs!

6/17/2015 7:23 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

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MC Hammer had one helluva night ... not only did he fly into Cleveland on a sick private jet, but the proud Oaklandian partied with the Golden State Warriors moments after they won the NBA championship! 

For the record, Hammer is one of the team's BIGGEST fans ... he's basically Golden State's Jack Nicholson. 

So, when the team clinched last night, Hammer was right there with Steph Curry, Draymond Green and the rest of the crew to celebrate the team's first title in 40 years. 

Haven't seen Hammer this excited since that "Pumps and a Bump" video ... 

Congrats! 

Golden State Warriors

Street Fights & Death Defying Jumps

... In Victory Celebration

6/17/2015 6:32 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
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It was CHAOS in Oakland Tuesday night ... with Golden State Warriors fans brawling in the streets -- and one fan INSANELY jumping off a street sign ... and it was all caught on video. 

No word why the crowd started fighting ... or if anyone was arrested ... but it was pretty violent, as you can see in footage captured by Todd Johnson of the SFBusinessTimes. 

Todd also rolled as some CRAZY fan scaled a street sign ... and then LEAPED OFF ... into the arms of waiting Warriors fans who, thankfully, caught him. 

The man appeared to be okay and continued to rage in the streets. 

Metta World Peace

LeBron Shoulda Passed More!!!

6/17/2015 6:09 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE

LeBron James was too damn ball hoggish during the NBA Finals -- and needed to share the rock with his teammates -- so says Metta World Peace.

The former NBA champ was out in Hollywood Tuesday night when we asked how he felt about the Golden State Warriors winning the whole thing in Cleveland. 

Metta made it clear he thinks LeBron is amazing ... but says, "I wish that early in the series that he would've passed to his teammates and you know ... got them in a rhythm."

"I think he could've played better with his team." 

Boom.  

Ex-NBA Ref Tim Donaghy

Joining White Prison Gang

'Saved My Life'

6/16/2015 11:25 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
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0616-tim-donaghy-getty-01Ex-NBA ref Tim Donaghy tells TMZ Sports he owes his life to the leader of a white prison gang ... saying he would've been murdered behind bars if not for their protection.

Donaghy was infamously sentenced to 15 months of hard time back in '08 for his role in an NBA gambling scandal. While locked up, the ex-ref says he was brutally attacked by a fellow inmate.

"I was a target. There was a guy who took a paint roller extension pole and blasted me in the knee a few times," Donaghy tells TMZ Sports. "I had to have surgery to relieve the pain when I got out of prison."

The Donaghy says after the attack, he needed to find protection if he was going to survive his stint ... so he started to hang out with the only group that offered to have his back. 

"Whites run together, blacks run together, Mexicans, Puerto Ricans, Italians."

Donaghy says the white gang wanted to initiate him with a prison tattoo -- involving a pin and ink from a pen -- but he managed to talk the guys into "option #2" ... a shaved head. 

"It was a matter of me surviving, and getting the f**k outta there" ... Donaghy says.

T.D. says he owes his life to one of the leaders ... a guy nicknamed "St. Pete" ... "Thank God I teamed up with him. He saved my life. There's no doubt about it, I never would've survived if it weren't for St. Pete."

They've even maintained a relationship after prison ... "We've stayed in touch. Every now and then we'll talk on the phone. We even got lunch once."

Who says jail friendships don't last?

Rachel Dolezal

I'm a Huge LeBron Fan!

6/16/2015 6:41 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE

She doesn't just identify as black ... Rachel Dolezal also identifies as a LeBron James fan! 

Dolezal was walking through LaGuardia airport last night, where she touched down for her "Today" show interview -- when she was asked who she's got in the NBA Finals. 

So, does liking LeBron make her more black? Or more white? 

Discuss. 

Dwyane Wade

Studied LeBron

During Harvard Course

6/15/2015 4:56 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
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0615_lebron_dwade_tmz_instagramWhen Dwyane Wade hit the books at Harvard last week, he probably had an edge on his fellow classmates -- 'cause one of the topics was his BFF LeBron James ... TMZ Sports has learned. 

FYI -- Wade took part in a 4-day course called "The Business of Entertainment, Media and Sports" ... which required him to live on campus, eat at the student dining hall and basically study his ass off for 4 straight days. 

We're told Wade didn't coast through the course -- several Harvard faculty members tell us D-Wade was very impressive and had one hell of a work ethic.

Wade and his classmates were required to brush up on case studies on several high profile people and sports teams ... including Beyonce, Real Madrid and LeBron. 

0615_dwayne_wade_sub_instagramNFL superstar Brandon Marshall took the course last year ... and came back to speak to the 51 students in the class this year -- and today, he told "TMZ Hollywood Sports" what it takes to make the grade. 

It's no joke ... Marshall says the course is super tough and super competitive ... but he also told us the #1 thing athletes should take away from the class. 

Pay attention. 

Dr. Drew

Dwight Howard's Baby Mama Has a Point

6/15/2015 4:12 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE

Dwight Howard's baby mama wasn't talking out of her ass with that whole "celeb kids have psychological baggage" argument ... this according to an expert in the field, Dr. Drew

We broke the story ... a woman named Tiffany is demanding more child support from the NBA star -- and part of her argument is that her child will likely need expensive therapy sessions later on to "deal with the unique issues involved in being the child of a celebrity."

So, we asked Dr. Drew if there was any weight to her argument ... and he explained why it's "not totally unreasonable."

Drew acknowledged there is some added stress that goes along with being the child of a famous person ... but says it's not really a problem that money can cure. 

Drew does have some advice for the NBA star ... and this time, it's free of charge. 

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