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

8/5/2016 1:55 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE

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
EXCLUSIVE

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.

Draymond Green $100k Vivid Offer 'Perfect' Penis For Porn!!

8/2/2016 12:40 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE

0801-draymond-green-vivid-tmzThe guy behind the Kim Kardashian sex tape says he wants a piece of Draymond Green -- saying he was so impressed with Dray's monster penis, he's offered the guy a 6-figure porn deal!

Vivid Entertainment honcho Steve Hirsch fired off a letter to DG saying he saw the dong selfie Green accidentally posted on Snapchat over the weekend ... and believes it's the perfect centerpiece for a new celeb sex tape.

"Here's the deal: We will give you $100k to star in a porn called 'Drayzilla,'" Hirsch wrote.

"You call all the shots. You pick your co-stars and set up the scene however you want."

Hirsch says he adamantly believes the tape can "really make history."

It may seem like a cheap publicity stunt, but Hirsch is the go-to guy for celeb porn -- he's worked with Kim K, ChynaKendra WilkinsonPam Anderson and more. 

Your move, Dray.

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Amar'e Stoudemire My Retirement Party Was so LIT ... I Un-Retired

8/1/2016 3:09 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
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0801_amare_stoudemire_haute_time_party_launch_2Ex-NBA star Amar'e Stoudemire got waaaay more than a gold watch at his basketball retirement party ... but it wasn't enough to keep him retired, 'cause he came back to hoop just days after his shindig.

The guys over at Haute Time threw the party for Stat in NYC Sunday night ... inviting 50 friends and family members to celebrate the end of the big man's decade-plus basketball career.

They didn't show up empty-handed either ... Amar'e got some baller gifts, including a painting of "Black Jesus" by artist Bradley Theodore ... and a custom bottle of fancy tequila from Avion.

Here's the thing ... Amar'e basically un-retired THE NEXT MORNING ... signing a 2-year contract to play with Hapoel Jerusalem ...  a pro team in Israel that he happens to co-own. 

So the question is ... was the turn up too real ... or not real enough?

NBA Champ Dahntay Jones STORAGE WAR ... You Sold My Rare Nikes!!!

8/1/2016 12:35 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE

0728_dahntay_jones_shoes_launchCleveland Cavs forward Dahntay Jones added a ring in June ... but lost 400 kicks in July ... 'cause more than 200 pairs from his prized shoe collection were just auctioned off ... and he's PISSED. 

Jones kept 208 pairs of rare Nikes in a storage facility in Atlanta for years ... but not just any old kicks, some of the shoes were ultra-rare ... including sample kicks made especially for Fat Joe

But the facility claims Jones didn't keep up on the payments, so last week, they auctioned of the contents ("Storage Wars" style) ... and the winning bid was around $4,000. 

We spoke with Jones who admits he was late on his payments -- but says it was a simple mix-up that could have been easily corrected without having to unload his sneakers. 

Jones says his credit card stopped making payments to the facility due to a possible fraud alert (it happens sometimes) ... but says he contacted the facility and told them he would come up with the cash (he's reportedly made $18 mil in the NBA). 

Jones says the facility went ahead with the sale anyway ... and now, he's out 1/4 of his beloved shoe collection. He's considering legal action.

By the way, Jones says the outstanding bill was LESS THAN $400.

As for his ex-kicks ... the new owner says he plans to sell them on eBay .. and we're told they'll probably fetch a hefty return.

Glen Rice Jr. Arrest Video 'He Has a Ton of Cash' 'Wondering If He Robbed This Dude'

7/30/2016 12:55 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE

TMZ Sports has obtained police video from the moment Glen Rice Jr. was arrested this week -- and cops were so shocked by the amount of cash he had on him, they suspect he robbed somebody. 

We broke the story ... the ex-NBA player is accused of beating up another man in a grocery store parking lot and then running from the scene. 

When cops tracked Rice down -- they searched his backpack and found $2,700 in cash ... along with 6 cell phones. 

In the video, you can hear the cops talking about the money ... saying, "He has got a ton of cash. Tons of cash. I'm wondering if he robbed this dude. Mutual f***ing agreement that went bad."

Rice was initially booked for felony robbery, aggravated battery and marijuana possession -- but cops tell TMZ Sports officials are only moving forward with 2 charges ... aggravated battery and possession with intent to distribute.

D'Angelo Russell Reconciles with GF Put Each Other Back On Instagram

7/30/2016 12:45 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE

0729-dangelo-russell-niki-withers-instagramD'Angelo Russell is BACK ON with his college athlete girlfriend ... the two have reconciled after breaking up earlier this month, TMZ Sports has learned. 

The Lakers star had been dating USC volleyball star Niki Withers -- but sources close to the couple tell us they broke things off after a recent trip to Asia because they felt they were growing apart. 

But after nearly two weeks ... the two decided to go out for dinner to talk things out and agreed to give it another shot. 

And perhaps the most meaningful sign ... they both reposted pictures of each other back to Instagram after scrubbing all traces right after the breakup.

0729-niki-withers-instagram-01At the end of the day, both Russell and Withers are 20-years-old -- and we're told they want to take things slow and see where things go. 

#GoodLuck

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Glen Rice Jr. Accused of Beating Ex-NCAA Player ... AK-47 Found

7/28/2016 10:13 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
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0725-Glen-Rice-Jr-mugshotEx-NBA player Glen Rice Jr. allegedly beat up a former NCAA hoops player so badly, he broke the guy's jaw and knocked a tooth out ... this according to the police report, obtained by TMZ Sports. 

We broke the story, Rice was arrested on July 25th in Georgia -- and according to the police report, one witness watched the violent scene unfold. 

The witness told cops ... Rice and ex-Tulane player Jordan Callahan pulled into a Kroger parking lot in a white Porsche ... and got out of the car to have a conversation. 

During the exchange, the witness says Rice clocked Callahan in the face -- knocking out the guy's tooth. The witness says Rice grabbed 2 bags from the car and ran down the street. 

When cops arrived, they found Callahan in a pool of blood -- and the witness pointed to where Rice fled. Cops tracked down Rice and arrested him ... and found 2 bags nearby, hidden under leaves. 

Inside the bags -- 2 guns (an AK-47 assault rifle and a Taurus .38 Special) and a bunch of bullets. 

Cops say a 3rd gun was found in the Porsche. 

There's more ... cops say Rice also had roughly $2,700 in cash and 6 cell phones on him at the time. 

He was initially booked for felony robbery, aggravated battery and marijuana possession -- but cops tell TMZ Sports officials are only moving forward with 2 charges ... aggravated battery and possession with intent to distribute. 

Rice's lawyer, Steve Sadow, told TMZ Sports that he's "confident his client will be found not guilty" and pointed out that the robbery charge has already been dropped.

Joakim Noah Check Out This Butt!

7/28/2016 12:40 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

0727_Joakim-Noah-Yatch-Ibizia-launchBrand new Knicks star Joakim Noah is already taking a bite of the big apple, and it's very, very juicy.

Joakim was sucking face with a hot mystery babe Wednesday on a yacht in Ibiza. Check out the gallery, and don't worry ... her ass makes up for his hideous trunks.

NBA off-season training programs are hardcore.

Rajon Rondo Praises Teammate Dwyane Wade ... We're Gonna Help Black Kids!

7/27/2016 10:39 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE

Rajon Rondo is pumped to have Dwayne Wade in Chicago -- not just on the court -- telling TMZ Sports he's super excited about teaming up with DW to mentor young black men in the community. 

Don't get it twisted, Rondo says he's fired up about the Bulls' chances this year -- but says the guys really click when it comes to helping people. 

Andy Cohen 'God Bless the NBA' For Moving All-Star Game Outta Charlotte

7/27/2016 8:16 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE

Bravo honcho Andy Cohen is giving an extra "mazel" to the NBA Commish Adam Silver -- praising the guy for "having the balls" to move the All-Star game out of Charlotte over a local anti-LGBT law.

Just last week Silver explained, "We do not believe we can successfully host our All-Star festivities in Charlotte in the climate created by HB2." 

HB2 is the controversial bill passed in North Carolina which eliminates certain legal protections for victims of LGBT discrimination. 

Cohen couldn't be HAPPIER with the NBA's move to 86 Charlotte -- saying, "I love it! God bless the NBA."

He also ripped into North Carolina governor Pat McCrory -- who's been defending the bill for months.

"That f*****g governor, he needs to be voted out," Cohen tells TMZ Sports.

You gotta watch the clip -- Andy's fired up! 

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