Time for some PAWN SHOP MATH!!!
Ex-NBA star Rex Chapman is accused of stealing $14,278 worth of unused products from an Apple store in AZ -- including fancy headphones -- but can you guess how much $$$ he got when he allegedly sold the goods to a pawn shop?
Lock in your answers ................... now.
According to court docs obtained by TMZ Sports, Chapman only raked in $5,460 for the stuff ... roughly ONE-THIRD of the retail value.
Clearly, Chapman's negotiating skills need work (allegedly).
Bonus footage -- Chapman appeared before a judge this weekend (via satellite) and was arraigned on nine counts of organized retail theft and five counts of trafficking stolen property, all felony charges.
'Big Baby' Davis
I'M DROPPIN' ANOTHER SINGLE
... Get Ready!!!
9/22/2014 6:58 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
Big Baby gon' turn it up ... AGAIN!!!!
It's been 2 years since the NBA superstar dropped his 1st single ... which got a 5-star review on iTunes from the 1 person who reviewed it ... but now it seems Glen Davis could strike again.
The L.A. Clippers forward out at Greystone Manor this weekend -- when we asked about a follow-up to his 2012 club banger.
"Oooh, that's coming out soon," Davis said (we know he's probably joking, but we're holding out hope anyway).
Check out the clip -- Davis gave us a little street performance of his first single.
No autotune? No problem.
LeBron & CP3
Train Together By Day
Party Together By Night
9/22/2014 6:12 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
Work hard, play hard ... that's the way it was for LeBron James and Chris Paul Sunday -- who hit the gym together during the day and the CLUB together at night.
LeBron and CP3 spent their Sunday training at the gym at UCLA with Bron's Cleveland Cavs teammate Tristan Thompson ... and even posted a pic to Instagram.
But when the sun went down, Bron and Paul freshened up -- and hit up Greystone Manor in West Hollywood.
The two arrived around midnight and spent about 2 hours in the place ... finally leaving the when the club shut down.
The two have been good friends for years -- but the big question, when the tab came ... who paid?
Rocks $50k Watch
To Hollywood Nightclub
9/20/2014 12:46 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
LeBron James hit the L.A. club scene last night -- rollin' into Hooray Henry's in West Hollywood with one of his boys ... and a sick $50k watch on his wrist.
The NBA superstar didn't say much on the way out of the place ... but if you wanna see what a guy who reportedly made $72 million last year rocks out to the nightclub check out the clip.
Snapback -- check.
Wedding ring -- check
$50k custom Audemars Piguet watch -- check.
It's good to be rich.
Nick Young's GF
... with Jennifer Lopez
9/19/2014 6:56 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
Los Angeles Lakers star Nick Young is a huge friend of his GF's ass ... and so is Jennifer Lopez ... 'cause J.Lo and Iggy Azalea are twerking ALL OVER EACH OTHER in a new video that just hit the 'net.
Lopez just released her new video for "Booty ft. Iggy Azalea" ... and really it's just an excuse for the two badonkalicious women to show off their backsides.
There's booty shakin ... booty slappin' ... booty twerkin ... booty on booty action.
Bet Nick gets high-fives and elbow bumps the next time he walks into the Lakers locker room.
NBA Commish Adam Silver
ROGER GOODELL'S DOING A GREAT JOB
9/18/2014 12:30 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
The guy who's been hailed as a BEST commissioner is throwing his SUPPORT behind the guy who's being trashed as the WORST ... with Adam Silver telling TMZ Sports he believes Roger Goodell is still doing "great" at his job.
We spoke with the NBA Commish in NYC Wednesday -- nearly 5 months after he was praised for his handling of the Donald Sterling situation -- and asked him how he felt about the way Goodell is handling all of the scandals in the NFL.
"He's doing the best he can under difficult circumstances," Silver said ... "He's been a great commissioner so far and he'll work his way through these issues."
Silver says Roger has NOT reached out to him for advice -- and says he doesn't need to .. referring to Goodell as "The Dean" ... and claiming, "I've only learned from Roger."
Check out the clip -- Silver also explains why he thinks the NFL will survive the scandals ... and also admits there's one team he's pulling for in particular.
He Blew Red Light, Not Me!
9/17/2014 11:00 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
Dwight Howard says he was NOT behind the wheel when his car blew through a red light in Florida back in April ... telling TMZ Sports the culprit was his BROTHER.
We broke the story ... Howard's license was suspended in FL after officials say he ran a red and never paid the fine. Records also show Howard ran 9 MORE reds in 2012.
But Dwight's rep tells us they can explain the April incident -- his BROTHER was driving the car at the time. Dwight was in Houston playing the Spurs.
In fact, records now show the fine has been paid (after our story went up) and his license has been reinstated. Total cost to Dwight -- $345.
We asked about the other 9 violations ... but Dwight's people told us they're not sure who was driving the car back then. A rep for Dwight tells us he bought the car for his brother to use.
Either way -- stop for red lights, people.
DROPS NEW $20K WATCH
... It's Part Alligator!
9/17/2014 8:31 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
Dwyane Wade's back in the watch game -- dropping a brand new $20k timepiece with Hublot ... and it's made with real alligator.
It's called the Classic Fusion Dwyane Wade -- designed with Miami Heat colors -- and it includes 18 karat gold parts, sapphire and an alligator strap.
The watch it Wade's second design with the company -- they released one back in 2011.
Wade isn't the first superstar to release a watch with Hublot -- Jay Z partnered up with 'em last year and released a version of his own.
Interesting to see whose watch will sell better in the long run ...
NBA Star Paul George
COPS ARREST BURGLARY SUSPECT
Allegedly Jacked Rings, Air Jordans
9/17/2014 6:55 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
Indiana Pacers superstar Paul George is one step closer to JUSTICE -- after cops say they busted the man who BURGLARIZED his home back in April, taking $15k worth of important stuff.
The Indianapolis Metropolitan PD arrested 43-year-old Michael Lewis -- and claim they were led to the suspect through evidence recovered at the scene of the crime.
As we previously reported, George claimed someone broke into his home on April 28 and stole his platinum All-Star ring, a pair of Air Jordan 4 'Toro' shoes and more.
Cops say they do NOT believe George was specifically targeted -- "detectives believe it was a random act."
The bad news ... officials say none of the stolen property has been recovered.
The PD did issue this statement though -- "Detectives would like to thank the community for providing information and the media for their continued coverage of this case."
OPEN MIC NIGHT
At Legendary Comedy Club
9/17/2014 6:21 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
What do Blake Griffin and Michael Richards have in common? They both tested their comedy chops at the Laugh Factory in Hollywood. Safe to say, one went better than the other ...
The L.A. Clippers superstar appeared at the legendary Sunset Strip comedy club to perform at open mic night ... and decided to read some of his "Slam Dunk Poetry."
Griffin's been reciting some of his work -- inspired by snap-off warm-up pants, mouthpieces and bobblehead dolls -- as part of an ad campaign for Vizio.
Now, it seems he's taken his show on the road. And so far, people seem to be diggin' it.
At the very least ... his comedy club debut went better than Kramer.
Blows More Reds Than Communist Hooker
9/16/2014 8:03 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
Dwight Howard might be color blind -- 'cause officials in Florida say he ran 10 RED LIGHTS in 2-and-a-half years -- and now his license has been suspended ... TMZ Sports has learned.
According to official records, the NBA superstar was captured by those red light cameras in Orange County, FL over and over again ... starting in 2012, when he was busted 9 times in 10 months.
Then, after a year-and-a-half without a violation, Howard struck again in 2014 -- blowing through another red light on July 1st ... his 10th overall infraction.
Officials from the Orange County Clerk of Courts tell us ... Howard's license can be reinstated if he pays a $285 fine.
We're guessing he can afford it.
We reached out to Howard's reps for comment -- so far, no word back.
NBA Star Andrei Kirilenko
OPENS UP ABOUT BURGLARY
I'm Most Upset About ...
9/16/2014 6:12 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
NBA star Andrei Kirilenko says he's shocked that burglars broke into his Salt Lake City home and jacked a bunch of his stuff last week -- telling TMZ Sports they took a few special items that made him really upset.
The Brooklyn Nets player was heading to the Celebrity Dodge Barrage charity event at Basketball City in NYC -- when he opened up about the incident ... saying, "I know Utah is the safest place in the world and I'm very surprised it happened there."
Overall, AK47 (who played for the Jazz for 10 years) says he's staying positive about the incident -- even though cops have yet to make an arrest -- but it's clear he's bummed out that he'll probably never see some of his most treasured possessions ever again.
Makes Peace With Photog
After Hollywood Freak Out
9/15/2014 12:15 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
Lamar Odom's war with the paparazzo he went after in the street last year is over -- TMZ Sports has learned the photog is dropping his lawsuit ... and all signs point to "settlement."
You remember the incident ... Lamar jacked a photog's bag in July 2013 and threw his camera equipment all over the street -- while a Hollywood tour bus drove by!
The photog claimed Odom caused more than $15k in damage to his camera stuff -- and demanded more than $500k for assault, stealing property and more
Now, we know the photog has filed court docs asking the judge to drop the case without prejudice (so he can't sue Lamar for the incident again.)
Smells like a settlement was struck between the two sides -- but when we called Odom's lawyer, all he would say was "no comment."