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Paul George I'd Love To Play With LeBron ... & I LOVE Los Angeles

6/13/2018 8:18 AM PDT

It's time for TMZ SPORTS DECODES ... starring NBA superstar Paul George, who might've just given the basketball world a huge clue about his future and the future of Mr. LeBron James.

Or did he?

First a little context ... rumors in NBA circles say LeBron joining the Lakers depends on him luring another big name star to Hollywood, and most people think George -- an L.A. native -- is that star.

In order for that to happen, George would have to want to play with LeBron and, when we got him at the Fortnite Celebrity Pro-Am in L.A. and asked him ... he seemed like he was down.

"Yeah, I'm with LeBron every All-Star. Every one of my All-Stars I've been teamed with LeBron ... I like playing with him."

We continued decoding as we asked George if he even likes Los Angeles ... and once again, he gave us more positive feedback than an eastern Tinder swipe.

"I'm from L.A., I can say I love L.A. because I'm from L.A."

What do you get when you love both playing with LeBron and L.A.? Seems like Purple & Gold.

Consider this DECODED. You're welcome.

Andre Drummond Fired Up for Dwane Casey 'Can't Wait to Have Him'

6/13/2018 6:29 AM PDT

Andre Drummond says he's a HUGE fan of his new head coach, Dwane Casey -- and tells TMZ Sports he can't wait for Casey to join the Pistons so they can kill it next season. 

"Love Dwane Casey," Drummond told us at the Fortnite Pro-Am at E3 in Los Angeles ... "I'm really excited to have him."

Casey was the head coach of the Toronto Raptors -- which put up the best record in the East before being swept by the Cavs in the playoffs for the 2nd straight year. 

Casey was fired -- despite winning the National Basketball Coaches Association Coach of the Year. 

But, the way Drummond looks at it ... Toronto's loss is definitely Detroit's gain! 

Dennis Rodman LOL at Nobel Peace Prize for Trump! Me, On the Other Hand ...

6/13/2018 12:40 AM PDT

Dennis Rodman had a hearty laugh about President Trump possibly winning a Nobel Peace Prize, because he thinks someone else should be considered ... Dennis Rodman! 

We talked to The Worm about the historic meeting between his friends, Trump and Kim Jong-un, and what it might mean in the long run ... he makes some jokes, but tells us he's truly happy it went down.

Rodman insists he's not seeking accolades for the 2 leaders talking peace, but also reminded us he played a part in it ... and feels vindicated for his efforts.

We also asked Rodman about Donald's comments back in 2014 ... accusing him of being drunk or high when discussing Trump and North Korea.

Dennis doesn't exactly deny it, but says he's willing to give his pal -- the American one -- a pass in light of recent events.

Golden State Warriors $500k of Booze!! ... on Parade Buses

6/12/2018 3:45 PM PDT

Steph Curry and Kevin Durant went champagne crazy at their victory parade on Tuesday ... 'cause the Warriors sprayed and drank HALF A MILLION DOLLARS worth of booze ... TMZ Sports has learned.

Fresh off their $400k locker-room celebration after sweeping the Cavaliers on Friday, the Dubs had all the Luc Belaire Rare Gold, Luxe and Rosé they'd possibly need to keep the party going ... including 6-liter and HUGE 15-liter bottles!!

These dudes clearly know how to get lit like champs. After all ... 3 outta 4.

Nick Young & J.R. Smith Skins Vs. Skins ... Who Wore It Better?!

6/12/2018 1:56 PM PDT

Nick Young and J.R. Smith LOVE to show skin when it comes to celebrating titles ... so it's only right we presented an NBA championship parade edition of "Who Wore it Better?!?!"

Swag Champ -- formerly Swaggy P -- lost his shirt for the Warriors parade earlier Tuesday afternoon ... spicing it up with a snazzy sport coat and a couple chains.

But, let's not forget the OG J.R. Swish ... who went completely shirtless for the Cleveland Cavs' title parade back in 2016.

So, now that both Shirtless Bros are NBA champions, we gotta ask ...

Draymond Green Shades LeBron James Again With Championship Shirt

6/12/2018 10:55 AM PDT
Breaking News

Draymond Green's over the smack talking and onto the shirt talking once again.

The Golden State Warriors' biggest troll dipped way back into a November tiff with LeBron James to bring some subtle LBJ smack talk to the Dubs' victory parade Tuesday.

You remember the story ... 'Bron posted an Arthur closed-fist meme and captioned it "Mood..." back in the fall.

Unclear what LBJ was referring to, but Green fired back later with his own "Mood..." post.

The beef chilled -- at least, until this week ... when Draymond brought back the meme on a black T-shirt -- with three rings on Arthur's hand.

FYI ... this ain't the first time Draymond's used a championship parade to take shots at the King -- tellin' the crowd at last year's party that James "started the super team, bro!" while wearing a "Quickie" shirt in reference to the series only lasting 5 games.

Who knows what team LeBron will play for next season ... but we do know if we see Green vs. Bron Part V, the smack talk will be fun.

Houston Rockets Winning Ring With or Without LeBron ... Says Texas Politician

6/12/2018 7:35 AM PDT

The Houston Rockets will win a championship without LeBron James -- but if he wants to join the squad and help out -- door's open ... so says U.S. Congressman from Texas Kevin Brady.

LeBron is a free agent ... and Houston is one of the favorites to land LBJ.

So, when we saw Brady -- whose 8th Congressional District encompasses the area near Houston -- in D.C. on Monday, we asked him to make his pitch to King James.

"This is a winning team already. They got a winning culture," Brady tell us. "This is gonna be a championship team in my view, with or without him, but he can play a role. So, if he wants to come, I'll tell you what, people would love him."

FYI -- the Rockets won 65 games this year -- more than any other team -- and took the Warriors to Game 7 before losing.

So, signing the greatest role player of all time just might be enough to push 'em over the top.

Kevin Durant J.R. Smith's Bonehead Play 'Broke' The Cavs!!

6/12/2018 6:43 AM PDT
Breaking News

J.R. Smith's Game 1 blunder wasn't just responsible for LeBron breaking his hand ... it was also the reason the Warriors broke the Cavs -- so says Kevin Durant.

K.D. went on "Jimmy Kimmel Live!" Monday night and explained to the talk-show host how J.R. brainfarting and running the wrong way at the end of regulation to start the series essentially ended the Cavs.

"We knew we kind of broke them a little bit with that one," the NBA Finals MVP said.

There's more ... Durant says there will be no summer of drama when it comes to his Bay Area future -- 'cause he ain't about to leave the Dubs' dynasty yet.

As for if LeBron wanted to join up with him, Steph, Klay and Draymond -- K.D. didn't seem so sure about that.

"I just don't think that'll happen, man."

Dennis Rodman Left in Tears Over Trump/Kim Jong-un Summit

6/11/2018 6:57 PM PDT
Breaking News

As happy as a lot of folks might've been seeing the U.S. and North Korea meet peacefully, no one was as jubilant as Dennis Rodman ... dude was literally crying tears of joy.

Rodman went on CNN shortly after President Trump met Kim Jong-un Tuesday, where he had streams coming down his face -- albeit behind sunglasses -- and praised the historic summit ... which he's insinuated he had a role in brokering by softening up Kim.

As you might know ... Rodman has been the U.S.'s unofficial spokesperson on all things North Korea for a while now -- even bringing over a basketball team to the country to get on Kim's good side. He also claims he got Trump's book, "The Art of the Deal," in Kim's hands.

Welp, all that diplomacy seems to have paid off ... in Dennis' mind, anyway. While he told CNN's Chris Cuomo he didn't want any credit ... he went on to brag that Trump's secretary called him to say the Prez was proud of the work he'd done. 

LeBron James Forget More Rings Playing With Son Would Be Top NBA Achievement

6/11/2018 3:02 PM PDT
Breaking News

Not one, not two, not three ... not even a bunch more championships would make LeBron James as happy as playing with his son in the NBA -- so says the King himself.

James' company, UNINTERRUPTED, released some behind-the-scenes footage from the lead-up to the NBA Finals ... when LeBron shockingly told reporters that playing with -- or even against -- LeBron James Jr. in the league would be his crowning NBA moment.

"You want to ask me what was the greatest achievement of my life? If I'm on the same court as my son in the NBA," James said.

"That would be no. 1 in my lifetime as an NBA player."

FYI ... Bronny's currently a 13-year-old eighth grader ... which would mean LeBron -- who turned 33 in December -- would have to play another six years in the league AT LEAST to have the shot to hoop with his kid.

BUT ... judging by Bronny's skills already -- a 39-year-old LeBron might just get his wish.

Lonzo Ball Shades Teammate 'Kylie' Kuzma ... In New Diss Track

6/11/2018 1:17 PM PDT
Breaking News

It wasn't quite Pusha T on Drake ... but Lonzo Ball came hard after Lakers teammate Kyle Kuzma in a newly released diss track called "Kylie Kuzma."

The rap dropped Monday afternoon ... and Ball goes for the jugular on a few occasions, throwing around disses for two straight minutes.

"Who are you without ZO2? Just another dude with a bunch of tattoos," Lonzo rapped.

"Boy, you talking crazy. Why you trying to play me? You ain't on my level, you ain't famous as my baby."

There's more ... Lonzo goes after Kuzma's style relentlessly, jabbin' at the fleece outfits he rocks and the "Kuzmania" shirts he's been trying to sell.

"You want smoke, you can get it, dressing for attention. Trying to be Russell Westbrook, you just honorable mention."

Zo, Kuzma and Josh Hart have playfully gone after each other all season on social media ... but did Zo's rhymes cross the line??

Nah ... let's keep it comin'!!

Dennis Rodman I'm Here, Singapore ... Let the Summit Begin!!!

6/11/2018 11:18 AM PDT
Breaking News

Dennis Rodman doesn't have an invitation, but he's obviously still excited to be part of President Trump and Kim Jong-un's historic summit -- he just touched down in Singapore.

The NBA Hall of Famer arrived early Tuesday morning in Singapore, surrounded by a horde of reporters wondering if he's going to meet with the world leaders. White House officials have said Rodman will play no official role, and Trump himself said Rodman's not invited.

Still, Dennis has strong feelings about how the meeting's gonna go down once Trump and Kim meet.

Rodman, of course, considers himself a friend to both Trump and the North Korean dictator, and he's one of the few Westerners to have sat down with Kim in Pyongyang.

TMZ broke the story ... Rodman said he believes he played a huge role in bringing the 2 adversaries together to talk peace. And he says he did it, in part, with these Trump books.

Blake Griffin Shirtless Stroll With New Girl?? ... AB-solutely

6/11/2018 8:16 AM PDT

Blake Griffin was Mali-boo'd up with his new girl on Sunday ... ditching his shirt for a cuddly walk together in Malibu.

The Detroit Pistons superstar and Francesca Aiello -- founder of Frankies Bikinis -- seem to be inseparable since they were spotted sucking face in his Land Rover on Saturday.

There was more of the good stuff during their quality time on Sunday ... with the 2 sharing a smooch after getting back to Blake's car.

23-year-old Aiello is the first girl Blake's been photographed out in public with since his split with Kendall Jenner ... but, by the looks of it, he ain't thinkin' about her anymore.

FYI -- Aiello's a Malibu native ... so no word on whether she's gearing up for a cold winter in Detroit or if it's just a little summer fling.

Either way ... good for these guys. 

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