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NBA's 'Booby' Gibson

Barnes Was Right To Punch Fisher

... I'd Have Done The Same

10/9/2015 9:55 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

Daniel "Booby" Gibson just became the first member of the NBA fraternity to endorse Matt Barnes alleged attack on Derek Fisher ... saying if it were him, he'd have laid the smack down too.

Gibson sat down with Charlamagne Tha God and the crew over at "The Breakfast Club," when he was asked what we would do if he thought an ex-teammate was gettin at his ex-woman.

It's an interesting question for Gibson ... he had a very high profile relationship with R&B singer Keyshia Cole ... so he might know what it's like to have the whole world eyeing your girl. 

Jalen Rose

Stephen A. Smith Can't Win Against Durant

... Let It Go, Bro

10/8/2015 11:40 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

Jalen Rose thinks Stephen A. Smith made a HUGE mistake calling out Kevin Durant ... 'cause in a battle between media dude and former league MVP dude ... media dude will always lose.

Rose sat down with Charlamagne Tha God on "The Breakfast Club" when he talked about fellow ESPN staffer Stephen A. Smith essentially threatening Durant on-air after KD called him out about his reporting.

Jalen seemed to agree with everyone who found it crazy that a member of the media would wage a personal war against a superstar ... telling the gang if it were him, he would have let the whole thing go.

Too late ... 

Matt Barnes

Reportedly Attacks Derek Fisher

... Are You Nailing My Ex?

10/7/2015 1:35 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
breaking news


NBA star Matt Barnes drove 95 miles from Santa Barbara to L.A. to pick a fight with Derek Fisher this weekend ... after he learned Fish has been dating his estranged wife ... so says the NY Post. 

Barnes was reportedly in SB training with the Memphis Grizzlies when he heard the NY Knicks coach was in L.A. with his ex Gloria Govan. Barnes went nuclear -- hightailed it to L.A. and confronted Fisher in the backyard of the home.  

According to the report, neither man suffered any major injuries. Cops were reportedly called to the scene but no one was arrested. 

As for Fisher, he filed for divorce from his wife Candace back in March in one of the nastiest breakups in recent memory

Story developing ... 

Ohio Gov. John Kasich

The Cavs Should Sign Allen Iverson!

10/6/2015 12:24 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

The rumors have been swirling for months -- but now Ohio Gov. John Kasich tells TMZ Sports he hopes the Cleveland Cavaliers make it a reality ... and SIGN ALLEN IVERSON!!!! 

Iverson is 40 years old ... and hasn't been in the NBA since 2010 ... but for some reason, the A.I. to CLE rumors have found a life on Twitter, despite the fact they're completely unfounded. 

Still, Kasich says he's all for it -- "I'd love to have Iverson back in Cleveland ...  wow A.I.!!!"

Iverson retired in 2013 and his jersey was retired in Philadelphia last year -- but, Jordan came back once, right??


Glen 'Big Baby' Davis

Doc Rivers Could Beat Up Mark Cuban

10/6/2015 10:19 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

If the biggest feud in the NBA ever comes to blows ... Doc Rivers would DESTROY Mark Cuban in a boxing match ... so says Glen "Big Baby" Davis

It's an interesting comment from Davis ... considering he's a free agent -- and the Clippers and the Mavericks both reportedly had interest in signing him over the summer.  

Check out the clip -- looks like Davis may be showing his cards about where he wants to land this season ... or he just really believes Doc is the superior fighter!

NBA Commish Adam Silver

Breaks Out The Big Guns

... Hires 4-Star U.S. General

10/2/2015 9:05 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
breaking news

1002-dempsey-silver-getty-01The NBA just added some serious firepower to the front office -- hiring the former Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff to be Adam Silver's new special adviser. 

The league just announced Ret. General Martin E. Dempsey -- the highest ranking U.S. military official for the past 4 years -- will step into his new role effective January 1st. 

So, what's he gonna do exactly? 

The NBA says Dempsey will "provide the NBA with counsel on leadership and service, while continuing to support the league's military and youth basketball initiatives." 

In a statement, Gen. Dempsey added ... "After 4 decades of service in the United States Armed Forces, I look forward to working with the league to help improve communities and positively impact the children of civilian and military families."

As for Silver -- the NBA commish says he's "honored" to have Gen. Dempsey on board. 



DeAndre Jordan

Blasted with Water Cannon

... With Billy Crystal?!

9/25/2015 12:30 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

Here's video that should make Mark Cuban happy -- DeAndre Jordan getting shot with a water cannon ... right in front of Billy Crystal

Turns out, DJ -- along with Chris Paul and Billy (a huge Clips fan) -- were out in San Pedro, CA to shoot a commercial for the upcoming NBA season ... and it all went down on a boat. 

Sources tell us the spot is supposed to show how the Clippers believe they'll "weather the storm" of the off-season (including the DeAndre contract mess) ... and dominate during the '15-'16 run. 

At one point, you can hear Crystal say, "Hey DJ, is the whole season gonna be this rough?"

We'll see ... 


Kyrie Irving

I Knocked Up Texas Beauty Queen!!!

9/23/2015 1:14 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

0923-kyrie-irving-getty-instagramKyrie Irving is convinced he's gonna be a dad -- and the baby mama is a SMOKIN' HOT former Texas beauty queen ... this according to court docs obtained by TMZ Sports

The Cleveland Cavaliers star filed court docs in Texas saying he impregnated 2010 Miss Texas United States Andrea Wilson ... and he's asking for a paternity test to make it official.

FYI -- Wilson has been documenting her pregnancy on Instagram ... and it looks like she's due in December. 

Sources connected to the two tell us they've been close since 2013 -- but in the court docs, Irving says they are now separated. 

0923_andrea_wilson_photos_launch3As for child support ... Irving says he wants to step up and cover everything the child needs -- including medical care. But there's one catch, he wants Wilson to raise the child in Texas ... where Wilson and her extended family reside. 

Kyrie's attorney, Jim Mueller, issued a statement to TMZ Sports saying, "In filing this petition, Kyrie is doing the right thing, taking responsibility and actively seeking to establish his rights so that he can be involved the day he becomes a father from the outset."

Mark Wahlberg

In Talks With NBA Star

... About Hoops Biopic

9/23/2015 12:45 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

0922-caron-butler-mark-wahlberg-TMZ-01Mark Wahlberg might be adding another athlete to his entourage ... 'cause TMZ Sports has learned that the A-lister is in talks with NBA star Caron Butler about bringing his life story to the big screen.

Butler has a brand new book out called "Tuff Juice" -- in which the Sacramento Kings forward details how he overcame a hard life as a drug dealing youth to make it to the NBA.

Wahlberg has been all over "Tuff Juice" ... writing testimonials and tweeting his support for the book since its release. Caron tells us it hasn't stopped there ... and that the two men have talked about a feature film adaptation.

"It's a possibility ... I've spent some time with Mark Wahlberg. He loved my story."

Mark would be the guy ...  with sports themed projects like "The Fighter" and his HBO show "Ballers" already proving to be huge hits.

Caron says while he's not getting too ahead of himself about the possibility of a big screen makeover ... he does know which A-lister he'd like to play him.

"Michael B. Jordan. I loved what he did in "Fruitvale Station." I think he would do a great job at sharing my story."


Kobe Bryant

Rolling Out Purple & Gold

For Terror Train Heroes

9/21/2015 12:45 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

0918-train-heroes-lakers-game-GETTY-01File this one under "stories you gotta love" -- those American heroes who stopped the terrorist plot in France last month are about to get the royal treatment ... courtesy of Kobe Bryant and the Lakers.

Lakers reps tell TMZ Sports, the team and NBA Commish Adam Silver have invited Anthony SadlerSpencer Stone and Alek Skarlatos to a game this upcoming season. We're told the visit will include hooking up with Kobe.

They haven't figured out which game they'll attend yet, and the team is currently coordinating the meet and greet details with the Mamba's peeps.

You'll recall, Sadler was wearing Lakers gear when they foiled the attack, so this is a well-deserved perk ... to say the least. 


Ex-NBA Star Larry Johnson

Settles With Baby Mama ...

Go Ahead, Take My House

9/20/2015 12:30 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

0918-larry-johnson-getty-01Former NBA superstar Larry Johnson was nearly a million bucks in the hole with one of his baby mamas -- but he found a way to make her happy ... hand over the keys to a house!!

Laura Tate filed docs claiming the ex-Knicks and Hornets player was way behind in child support payments -- to the tune of around $900,000. She wanted the court to liquidate his assets so she could get paid, but we've learned Johnson hammered out a deal with her.

According to the docs he filed ... Larry will hand over his $800,000 home in Orange County, CA. He'll also pay Tate a total of $55k over time ... a loooong time. He's scheduled to make $1,500 monthly payments.  

The last time LJ made anyone as happy as we imagine Tate is with this deal -- he was knocking down the legendary 4-point play in '99. Great times in NYC.

Russell Westbrook

Knee Deep in PB & J ...

You Damn Skippy!!

9/18/2015 3:09 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

You can call Russell Westbrook ... Swaggy P.B. -- 'cause the NBA superstar is getting a smooth hookup that could have a serious effect on his game during the upcoming season.

The OKC Thunder guard confessed to Jimmy Kimmel that he has to have a toasted peanut butter and jelly sandwich before every game, and not just any peanut butter will do -- Russ demands Skippy. He did not specify creamy or crunchy (though he seems like a creamy guy to us).

We found out the folks at Skippy got wind of Westbrook's ritual, and they're more than happy to keep him hooked. A Skippy spokesperson tells TMZ Sports, "We'll make sure he's got enough to fuel him all season long."

Westbrook's in the middle of an $80 million contract, so it's not like he couldn't stock up on his own. But if someone's handing you 82 games worth of nutty goodness, the proper response is always ... YES!

Austin Rivers

NBA's 'Light Skinned' Movement


9/18/2015 11:58 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

Sorry, Wesley ... but you can't always bet on black ... at least according to Clippers star Austin Rivers  who says it's light time in the NBA these days. 

Rivers was out in Bev Hills when our photog asked if there was a beige rebellion happening in the league, with guys like Steph Curry, Zach Lavine, Blake Griffin and Klay Thompson all becoming big time hoops stars.

Check out the clip -- Austin confirms there is "a movement" ... playing along with the question for what it really is ... a joke. We think, anyway.

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