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Blake Griffin

Leaves Club With Hot Chick

... Continues to Live Dream

4/9/2015 6:53 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE

Here's video of Blake Griffin leaving Warwick nightclub in Hollywood Wednesday night ... with a smokin' hot mystery lady.

No idea who she is ... are they dating? Are they friends? Casual banging pals? We're workin' on it. 

Either way, Blake proved an NBA star can still have a good time at a nightclub without getting stabbed or arrested at the end of the night. 

So, for that ... congrats. 

NBA's Chris Copeland

Intensive Care Unit

... After NYC Stabbing

4/9/2015 6:34 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

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Indiana Pacers player Chris Copeland is reportedly being treated in the ICU of an NYC hospital -- after doctors determined his stab wounds included damage to his diaphragm.  

Copeland was attacked after leaving 1Oak nightclub early Wednesday morning -- now multiple media outlets are reporting that doctors expect Chris to be in the ICU for 2 or 3 days. 

According to ESPN's Josina Anderson, doctors are also concerned about the wound to Copeland's elbow -- and wanted to "clear the wound" because it might be susceptible to infection. 

As we previously reported, the suspect in the stabbing -- a 22-year-old Shezoy Bleary -- was taken into custody following the attack

Bleary is facing multiple criminal charges -- including assault in the 2nd degree and criminal possession of a weapon in the 4th degree.  

Indiana Pacers' Luis Scola

We're Playing for Chris Copeland Tonight

4/8/2015 4:08 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE

The Indiana Pacers are rallying around their injured player Chris Copeland ... with teammate Luis Scola telling TMZ Sports they're gonna try to get a "W" to honor him tonight. 

The Pacers are in NYC to take on the NY Knicks at Madison Square Garden -- and before Scola hit the arena, he hit Starbucks for a quick pick-me-up ... where we asked about Copeland. 

Scola says he hasn't spoken with Chris since he was stabbed outside a nightclub around 4AM -- but says the team is definitely thinking about him. 

Copeland was hospitalized with injuries to his stomach and elbow -- and will most likely miss the rest of the season. 

ATL Hawks Players

The Cops Are Lying

We Didn't Block Stabbing Crime Scene

4/8/2015 3:19 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
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Two Atlanta Hawks basketball players claim allegations they got in the way of a police investigation at the scene of an NYC stabbing are UNTRUE ... and they vow to fight the charges in court.  

As we previously reported, Thabo Sefolosha and Pero Antic were arrested near 1Oak nightclub after Indiana Pacers player Chris Copeland was stabbed in an early morning attack

Cops say Pero and Thabo obstructed police from investigating the crime scene -- and were acting disorderly when asked to get out of the way. Cops also say Thabo resisted arrest and it took several officers to take him into custody.  

But now, the players have issued a joint statement calling BS on the NYPD ... saying, "We will contest these charges and look forward to communicating the facts of the situation at the appropriate time."

They continued, "As members of the Atlanta Hawks, we hold ourselves to a high standard and take our roles as professionals very seriously."

"We apologize to our respective families, teammates, and the Hawks organization for any negative attention this incident has brought upon them."

Pacers' Chris Copeland & GF

Stabbed In NYC Attack

2 ATL Hawks Arrested In Aftermath

4/8/2015 5:53 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
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An Indiana Pacers player and his girlfriend were stabbed -- and two ATL Hawks players were arrested for obstructing police -- in a violent incident outside of an NYC nightclub early Wednesday morning ... TMZ Sports has learned. 

The stabbing victim is Pacers forward Chris Copeland ... who was stabbed in the stomach around 4 AM after leaving 1Oak nightclub. His girlfriend was slashed in the arm, breast and butt. 

Officials says the injuries sustained by both Chris and his girlfriend are NOT life threatening. However, Copeland reportedly suffered a broken elbow in the attack and is undergoing surgery. 

Cops say they arrested the person suspected of the stabbing -- 22-year-old Shezoy Bleary. Cops say Bleary used a switchblade in the attack. 

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Police say Copeland and his girlfriend were having a conversation when Bleary (who didn't know either of them) interjected ... and a fight ensued. 

Two Atlanta Hawks players -- Pero Antic and Thabo Sefolosha -- were arrested at the scene for trying to prevent police from setting up a crime scene.  

Outside the club, Chris' GF told the media, "We were attacked out of nowhere by a f*cking black civilian."

She continued, "We have nothing to say. We are scared for our lives."

Copeland's teammate Paul George just tweeted about the incident -- saying, "Pray for my brother Chris." 
update_graphic_red_bar9:40 AM PT -- Antic and Sefolosha left the 10th precinct Wednesday afternoon and are headed to court for their arraignment.

12:30 PM PT -- The two Hawks players were just in court briefly. Each was charged with resisting arrest and Obstructing Government Administration. They were released on their own recognizance and are due back in court on June 16.

12:50 PM PT -- According to the criminal complaint, Antic and Sefolosha were told six times to clear the scene, but would only "move a couple of feet away but refuse to clear the area."

When it came time to arrest Sefolosha, police say he flailed his arms, twisted his body and kicked his legs. It took four people, according to the complaint, to get him into cuffs.

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Matt Barnes

Divorce War Truce

'She's Always Gonna Be My Homie'

4/8/2015 7:52 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
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The marriage may be over ... but NBA star Matt Barnes says he's finally made peace with his estranged wife Gloria Govan ... telling TMZ Sports, "I'm always gonna love my ex."

We broke the story ... Matt and his reality star wife separated back in September due to "trust issues" and at first, things were pretty nasty between the two.

And even though Matt hasn't formally filed divorce docs yet (we're told it's just a matter of time) ... the L.A. Clippers star told us both sides are finally moving on ... under peaceful circumstances.  

"She's always gonna be my homie. She's the mother of my kids," Barnes says. 

FYI -- the two were married back in 2012 and have 6-year-old twin boys together.

"She's always gonna be a part of my life ... so I have no ill feelings toward her."

#Maturity

Lakers Player Sued

VIOLENT REAR-ENDING

Accuser Claims Severe Injuries

4/7/2015 5:25 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
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Just when you thought it couldn't get any worse for the Lakers ... small forward Wesley Johnson has been sued for allegedly slamming his BMW into another driver who claims she was seriously injured in the wreck. 

TMZ Sports has learned ... the 27-year-old NBA player was hit with a lawsuit stemming over an August 14th crash -- when he allegedly rear-ended a Ford Focus on the 91 Freeway in L.A.

The alleged victim, Victoria Kane, claims Johnson was driving at a high rate of speed when he hit her -- sending the Focus across the HOV lane and into the highway median. 

Kane claims she suffered multiple injuries to her head, face, shoulder, neck and arm -- and an ambulance transported her to a nearby hospital. 

TMZ Sports obtained pics of Kane's car -- which was totaled in the wreck. 

We reached out to Johnson for comment -- so far, no word back. 

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NFL's 1st Female Ref

I GOT HER BACK

... Says Orlando Scandrick

4/6/2015 6:27 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
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If they can do it in the NBA, there's no reason female refs can't kill it in the NFL too -- so says Dallas Cowboys star Orlando Scandrick who says he's excited for Sara Thomas to make history. 

"I look forward to it," Scandrick said in L.A. this weekend ... "I'm sure she'll get the adequate training and she'll be fine."

There are people who are concerned that Thomas is putting herself in harm's way -- due to the risk of being hit during a play -- but Orlando says that's BS and says he's convinced she can hack it. 

FYI -- Thomas is a 41-year-old mother of 3. 

Anyone really wanna question her toughness? 

Will Ferrell

Lakers Suck So Hard

It Makes Me Sad

4/4/2015 8:04 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

0404-will-ferrell-splash-01Will Ferrell went all frowny face at the Lakers game Friday night ... with good reason.

Will and his son looked on as they sat on the hardwood and watched their team lose to the Trail Blazers by a miserable score of 107 - 77.

Will's face is a symbol of woe in the Lakers camp.  Ticket resale prices are at a 4-year low.  Some $400 tickets right behind courtside seats are being hawked for $119.

0404-sylvester-stallone-flavin-getty-01Sly Stallone and wife Jennifer Flavin also grimly watched.  So sad.

It appears Heidi Klum's son figured out the best way to endure Lakers games.

Derek Fisher's Wife

He Blindsided Me with Divorce

4/3/2015 5:53 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
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0403-derek-fisher-candace-fisher-GETTY-01Derek Fisher's wife says she was completely "blindsided" when the NBA legend served her with divorce papers last month ... and was even more shocked that he moved all of his stuff out of their home in the middle of the night ... this according to court docs obtained by TMZ Sports

As we previously reported ... Derek filed divorce docs in L.A. on March 18th ... one month after they celebrated their 10th anniversary. 

Now, Candace Fisher has filed court docs of her own -- telling a shocking tale of a husband that not only surprised her by bailing on the marriage ... but freezing her out of his life almost immediately.  

According to the docs, Candace says Derek refused to answer her calls and texts for nearly two weeks ... and even blew off their kids for several days. 

Candace says she finally went to their NY apartment the week of March 30th ... only to find that all of Derek's clothing, personal items and computers had already been removed from the home.  

There's more ... Candace also says Derek now wants to keep their 8-year-old twin boys in NY to live and attend school -- despite the fact she says all of their family, friends and schoolmates are in L.A. 

Both sides are now duking it out in court ... in a divorce that seems about as nasty as it gets.   

Lakers

Ticket Prices Slashed

... PLEASE Come See Us!

4/3/2015 2:01 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
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The Lakers are taking a page out of Jack Nicholson's playbook -- cutting prices on game tickets to record lows ... all in hopes of getting some asses in the those Staples Center seats.

Sources inside the Lakers box office tell TMZ Sports ticket prices for the 8 remaining games are the lowest they've been all season. For instance, some $400 tickets -- right behind courtside seats -- are going for $119.

We're told they've priced the tix to move in a last-ditch effort ... because "no one is showing up for the games."

Fact is, there's still something fans can root for -- losses! The Lake Show's still mathematically capable of having the worst record ... which would put them in the driver's seat for the #1 draft pick.

Go team?

Daniel Gibson & Keyshia Cole

The Fam That Flies Together ...

Is Back Together?

4/2/2015 11:04 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
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TMZ Sports now brings you concrete-ish evidence that the on-again/off-again marriage of former NBA star Daniel "Booby" Gibson and his R&B star wife Keyshia Cole is currently ON AS HELL.

We got video of the couple -- plus their adorable son -- out at LAX together yesterday and when we asked Booby how the relationship was doing he replied, "We're doing great."

The two were famously on bad terms until just recently ... when they were seen all over each other at the premiere of Keyshia's new reality show -- begging the question ... reconciliation?! 

Canoodling at a premiere is one thing -- but making an airport trip together ... totally banging again, right?! 

Heidi Klum

Lakers Put My Kid To Sleep

Even w/ Courtside Seats

4/2/2015 6:45 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

0402-heidi-klum-son-getty-02Call 'em the Lakerzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz ... 'cause the Purple and Gold are so boring to watch, they put Heidi Klum's kid right to sleep Wednesday night ... even though they were sitting courtside. 

The supermodel took both Johan and Henry to Staples Center to watch the Lake Show take on the New Orleans Pelicans ... but it was pretty much over by halftime. 

The Lakers ultimately lost again 113 to 92.  

Lakers basketball -- It's like live-action Ambien. 

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