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LeBron James New Bizarre Shirtless Workout ... Rapping to Meek Mill

8/4/2017 11:46 AM PDT
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Here's the latest installment of the LeBron James Challenge ... courtesy of LeBron James!!

LBJ posted yet another shirtless workout vid Friday morning ... vibin' out to Meek Mill's new "Wins & Losses" album. This time, the King raps, sings and even maniacally laughs at his haters.

LeBron's been mocked by pretty much the entire Internet -- including Steph Curry -- for his first viral gym sesh, so it's only a matter of time before your timeline gets flooded with new challenge vids.

At one point, LBJ makes sure to point out one of Meek's lyrics directed at the President -- "Trump ain't feelin' us" ... which makes sense, considering Bron's never hidden his feelings towards POTUS.

As for LeBron's singing ... it's never too late for lessons, bro.

Nick Young Narrates Julius Randle's Wedding ... 'He Gone!'

8/4/2017 10:41 AM PDT

Nick Young is the Al Michaels of the wedding industry ... 'cause Swaggy P gave out an amazing play-by-play of Julius Randle's marriage ceremony Thursday ... and it's hilarious!!

The Lakers star tied the knot with his longtime girlfriend, Kendra Shaw, in front of his old Kentucky and L.A. teammates (including Jordan Clarkson) ... and Young provided some top-notch commentary to his recording of the ceremony.

Young really gets into it, saying it's a "proud unk" moment as he watches his ex-teammate exchange vows ... and emotionally whispers "he 'bout to cry!"

No word on if the water works came out ... but the party afterwards looked like a great time.

LaVar Ball Fires Back at Jordan 'I'll Beat You With 1 Arm'

8/4/2017 12:45 AM PDT
EXCLUSIVE

LaVar Ball ain't backin' down from Michael Jordan -- saying he's STILL confident he'd crush MJ in 1-on-1 even if he had 1 arm tied behind his back. 

The Big Baller attacked LaVar at his basketball camp earlier this week, saying, "I don't think he could beat me even if I was 1-legged."

Ball's response? 

"I could beat him with 1 hand tied behind my back with some glasses on with one eye lens out with some flips flops on in the rain."

There's more ... LaVar also goes after Shaq's diss track -- blasting the dude as old and irrelevant. 

Then it's on to Charles Barkley ... saying Chuck was talkin' out his ass when he said Lonzo and the Lakers aren't a playoff team.

Enjoy ... 

Ben Simmons Crushes Alley-Oop from 12-Year-Old Kid with Cerebral Palsy

8/3/2017 10:57 AM PDT
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Forget the Clippers ... Ben Simmons turned PHILLY into Lob City today -- with the help of a stud 12-year-old hooper diagnosed with cerebral palsy. 

The 76ers superstar hit the gym Thursday to surprise Tyler Osowski -- who just underwent a major operation in June to help him walk better. 

Simmons had heard Tyler was a HUUUGE Sixers fan -- and loves Simmons -- so, he worked with FOX 29's Dawn Timmeney to set up a shootaround. 

What ensued was pretty great -- the two bro'd down on the court and Tyler even dished up a pretty sweet alley-oop! 

Great story -- props to everyone involved. 

Nerlens Noel Shades 76ers I Don't Miss Philly!

8/3/2017 7:00 AM PDT
EXCLUSIVE

He's unemployed at the moment, but think Nerlens Noel misses playing for the Philadelphia 76ers??

"NAH."

It was that simple when we asked the 23-year-old about his old squad outside of Warwick nightclub in L.A. last night, where he was partying until 2 in the morning. 

Noel's story is bizarre ... he was the 6th overall pick in the '13 NBA Draft -- and after bouncing from the 76ers to the Mavs, he's currently a free agent. 

After watching the clip, seems a Philly reunion is out of the question. 

Our photog also tried to ask about Ben Simmons (and totally screwed up the question) -- but Noel only had kind words ... saying he thinks the 76ers prodigy could be great. 

Jamal Crawford Kyrie Irving to Minnesota?? ... 'He's a Great Player'

8/2/2017 6:41 AM PDT
EXCLUSIVE

Timberwolves star Jamal Crawford says he doesn't know if Minnesota's actively trying to land Kyrie Irving in a trade ... but he's definitely a fan of the idea.

We spoke with J. Crossover about reports of the Cavs star requesting a trade to 4 possible teams -- one being the Wolves. 

We also asked Crawford if there's any beef left between his old teammate, Chris Paul, and coach Doc Rivers ... and it sounds like everyone's moving on.

Crawford was a fan favorite in L.A. -- but the good news, JC says he'll still be around ... even though his paychecks are coming from 2,000 miles away. 

Kobe Bryant On a Big, Fat Boat ... Keeps Shirt On

8/2/2017 6:17 AM PDT
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Kobe Bryant went from "skins" to "shirts" in Italy on Wednesday -- keeping covered up on a boat in Portofino after being body shamed the day before. 

The ex-NBA superstar was mocking himself about the topless pics that surfaced on Tuesday -- jokingly calling himself "Mamba Thick" and vowing to get shredded again in 30 days ... not that he really needs to. 

Still, he didn't look too concerned during Wednesday's family boat trip -- smiling with Vanessa and his 3 daughters ... and snapping photos from a real deal camera (instead of an iPhone). 

Say "cheese" ... even if it's not on the diet anymore.  

Byron Scott I'm Done Coaching, Forever 'Had Enough Of It'

8/2/2017 12:45 AM PDT
EXCLUSIVE

Byron Scott's NBA coaching career is done FOREVER -- with the ex-Lakers skipper saying there's absolutely 0% chance of a comeback. 

Byron started his coaching career in 1998 as an assistant with the Kings -- before taking over as head coach for the Nets, Hornets, Cavs and Lakers. 

He's been out of the league since 2016 after an ugly breakup with the Lake Show -- but since he's only 56, we had to ask if he was mulling a return to the bench. 

Scott's answer was straight and to the point -- "No" -- explaining he's moved on with his life and he's not looking back. 

Still, Byron's got some thoughts on the new Lakers -- telling TMZ Sports he likes Lonzo Ball but agrees with Charles Barkley ... they ain't making the playoffs this year. 

Kobe Bryant Vacation Dad Bod Jacked & Hairless (Update)

8/1/2017 6:34 AM PDT

2:36 PM PT -- Kobe has ... (ahem) ... weighed in on the pics -- saying, "Objects on camera may appear larger than they do in the mirror haha."

He added, "ok...ok...ok. Gimme 30 days #challengeaccepted #mambathick #mambabeast."

Kobe Bryant's chest is just like his jumper ... SMOOTH!

The Mamba ditched the shirt for a relaxing poolside session in Portofino, Italy while on vacation with his family -- but just like the rest of us, he couldn't muster up the strength to put his phone away. 

Italy is like a second home for Kobe -- he grew up there while his father played pro ball in Calabria and speaks fluent Italian.

Portofino is poppin' right now for rich people -- Kris Jenner hit up the vacation spot last month. Same with Tiffany Trump. And Heidi Klum was there last week!

Maybe they all use the same waxer?

Kevin Hart C'MON, CHRIS PAUL ... Don't Leave L.A.

8/1/2017 6:03 AM PDT
EXCLUSIVE

File Under: "Too Little, Too Late"

Kevin Hart wants his good friend, Chris Paul, to stay in Los Angeles so badly, he's using his own money to convince him to back out of the Rockets deal.

Didn't work though.

Kev and CP3 hit up Madeo for dinner -- and on the way out, Hart whipped out his wallet to pay for Paul's valet ... telling his pal, "Don't leave L.A., Chris!"

Chris smiled and told Kev, "Don't do that."

Obviously, that ship has sailed -- Chris signed with the Houston Rockets after 6 seasons with the Clippers.

But free valet is free valet!

Shareef O'Neal I'm Gonna Be 1-and-Done ... Won't Play LaMelo

8/1/2017 12:55 AM PDT
EXCLUSIVE

Sorry, Shaq and LaVar -- looks like the epic matchup between your sons ain't happenin' ... 'cause Shareef O'Neal says he's gunning to be 1-and-done before LaMelo Ball makes it to UCLA.

We got Shareef leaving LAX with his mom, Shaunie ... and the Arizona Wildcats recruit told us straight-up that he wants to dip outta 'Zona after just one year to go get that NBA money.

Since LaMelo's one year behind him ... that would mean no O'Neal on Ball action -- until the NBA.

There's more ... Shareef says he'd prefer not to follow in his dad's footsteps in the endorsement world ... meaning Reebok's probably off the table. Big Baller Brand isn't on the kid's short list either.

As for the O'Neal vs. Ball rivalry ... Shareef told us IT AIN'T REAL -- and that he hasn't even listened to Shaq's epic diss track.

Yeah ... right.

Rick Fox Recruits OKC's Steven Adams Join My Pro eSports Team!!

7/31/2017 4:03 PM PDT
EXCLUSIVE

NBA player Steven Adams just got an offer to make big bucks playing another pro sport ... 'cause Rick Fox wants the killer Kiwi to join his pro gaming team.

Fox is the owner of team Echo Fox, a team that competes in Major League gaming ... and when we got him out at LAX and told him Adams is a huge gamer, Rick went all Jerry West.

"He's got time, I'll talk to him."

Rick's logic? A big time NBA guy like SA is just want the gaming community needs to bring in even more eyes to the sport.

Chandler Parsons On Arianny Celeste: 'We're Just Hangin' Out'

7/31/2017 1:34 PM PDT
EXCLUSIVE

Don't book the wedding venue just yet ... Chandler Parsons says he and UFC Octagon babe, Arianny Celeste, are "just hangin' out" -- at least, for now. 

The two were spotted out together earlier this month -- they had dinner together Thursday night -- and the rumors are they're full on dating. 

But the NBA star's been linked with a bunch of hot famous chicks lately -- see here, here and here -- so, when we saw him at Madeo over the weekend, we got the story straight from the horse's mouth. 

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