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Chamique Holdsclaw The Baddest Chick I Ever Played Against Was ...

1/21/2018 12:05 AM PST
EXCLUSIVE

With all the fights in the NBA lately, we had to ask WNBA legend Chamique Holdsclaw if there was ever a female baller she just didn't mess with in the women's league.  

And she definitely produced a name. 

First off, Chamique was no cupcake ... 6'2", 172 lbs and was a 2-time rebounding champion during her legendary career. Bottom line -- she was a beast. 

But Holdsclaw tells TMZ Sports ... the baddest chick she ever played against was Yolanda Griffith -- 7-time All-Star, WNBA champ and the '05 Finals MVP. 

And according to Chamique, she'd rough you up hard if you got in her way. 

#Respect 

Shareef O'Neal Love LeBron, But ... Lakers Are My Dream Tream

1/20/2018 12:25 AM PST
EXCLUSIVE

Move over, Ball bros -- Shareef O'Neal says the Lakers are his #1 choice when he goes pro ... and if we were Magic Johnson, we'd start working OT to make it happen.  

We got Shaq's son touching down in LAX ... and asked who he'd want to draft him since his NBA career is creeping up.

Shareef told TMZ Sports his favorite team and player were the Cavs and LeBron James, respectively ... but there's 1 thing that puts the Purple and Gold above playing with the King. 

Not to say Shareef couldn't do BOTH -- right, LeBron??

Jermaine O'Neal Nate Robinson Should Be in NBA ... BIG3's His Audition

1/20/2018 12:05 AM PST
EXCLUSIVE

Jermaine O'Neal's got a fool-proof plan to getting Nate Robinson back into the NBA ... and it all starts with ballin' out in Ice Cube's BIG3 league!!

TMZ Sports spoke with the ex-NBA All-Star about the newest addition to his Tri-State squad ... and J.O. reveals he personally recruited Robinson because he knows the 33-year-old still belongs in the pros.

O'Neal says the NBA scouts should have their eyes on Nate throughout the season ... 'cause his team is gonna feed him the ball the whole time!!

BONUS -- O'Neal hints at another acquisition and former teammate he's super stoked to play with again ... so start guessing.

Chicago West Approval from Chicago Bulls Legend

1/19/2018 3:43 PM PST
EXCLUSIVE

How does Scottie Pippen feel about his good friend, Kim Kardashian, naming her baby after his beloved Chicago?!

Scottie loves it!! 

Go Bulls. 

Swaggy P & Draymond Bro Date to 'Hamilton' Here's the Review ...

1/19/2018 12:06 PM PST
Breaking News

Draymond Green told Nick Young he needed to "expand [his] horizons" ... so he took his NBA teammate to see the play "Hamilton."

Yep ... it was bros' night out at the CIBC Theatre in Chicago (since the guys were in town after playing the Bulls).

So, how'd Swaggy like the play? He gives his official theater review before heading to the bar to have a drink called "Penicillin" ... and that's when he started cracking some jokes about having a few friends who could use it! 

Josh Hart to Joel Embiid: I'd Call Rihanna If I Were You!

1/19/2018 6:15 AM PST
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Joel Embiid says he's OVER Rihanna -- officially declaring he's moving on after trying to get a date with her for years. 

Seems Lakers rookie Josh Hart thinks Embiid's making a mistake. 

Backstory ... Embiid has long claimed he hit on Rihanna back in the day and she told him to come back when he made the NBA All-Star team. 

Well, now he has ... he'll be a starter on the East ... so, TNT's Kristen Ledlow asked Joel if he had a message for RiRi now. 

He shot her down -- it was hilarious. 

So, we asked ex-Villanova star Josh Hart if Embiid's making a mistake. 

Duh. 

Kim Kardashian Slams Lamar Odom for Visiting Brothels ... After His Khloe Diss

1/18/2018 2:01 PM PST

Kim Kardashian went straight for Lamar Odom's jugular after he dissed Khloe Kardashian ... making fun of him for visiting brothels.

Kim replied to a tweet Thursday in which Lamar was quoted from his interview on BET's "Mancave" that read ... "I knew my marriage to Khloe was over 'when she was on her second or third NBA player.'"

Safe to say, Kim wasn't having it ... she responded ... "Or second or third brothel."

Lamar has been known to visit brothels in the past, most famously when he OD'd at one in Nevada a few years back. Khloe has dated NBA star James Harden, and is currently preggo with Tristan Thompson's kid.

No love lost here, apparently.

Ex-NBA Player Sebastian Telfair Hit with Restraining Order ... Car-Smashing Rampage

1/18/2018 9:37 AM PST
Breaking News

Sebastian Telfair -- former NBA point guard -- has been ordered to stay at least 100 yards away from his estranged wife and kids after she claims he went on a violent window-smashing rampage at their home. 

Samantha Telfair filed court docs, obtained by TMZ Sports, claiming Sebastian showed up to her home in Irvine, CA on Jan. 12 and went nuclear on the doorbell when he realized she wasn't home. 

32-year-old Telfair began cussing like crazy and kicking the door -- even when the couple's two young kids came out of the house and begged him to stop. 

When Samantha finally got home, Sebastian approached her aggressively -- but she was able to get into the house. Instead, Samantha claims, Sebastian bashed in the front windshield of her car. 

Cops were called and an emergency restraining order was issued against Sebastian. 

Samantha says she's worried about Sebastian's overall mental health --  saying he's threatened to kill himself and has "become increasingly hostile, unstable and violent."

She also gave police a photo of the guns officials confiscated from Sebastian during an arrest in NY back in June. 

A judge granted a temporary restraining order against Telfair. There's a hearing in the matter set for next month. 

Jermaine O'Neal When I Played in NBA ... Locker Room Fights Were Real

1/18/2018 8:37 AM PST
EXCLUSIVE

It ain't too often you see off-court action like Rockets vs. Clippers ... but Jermaine O'Neal says when he balled, some players would make it a point to meet in the locker room.

"We've had a couple guys in the past that will make it known that if you camera talkers then we'll see you in the back," O'Neal told TMZ Sports. "Things a little bit different now."

Jermaine -- who was in the infamous "Malice at the Palace" brawl -- says players still gotta be careful what they say, and more importantly, WHO they say it to ... but clearly thinks his era was tougher.

No disagreements here.

Bonus: We also got Tracy McGrady to weigh in on Rockets-Clippers, and he told us why he's A-Ok with (most of) what went down.

Dennis Rodman Enters Rehab After DUI Arrest

1/17/2018 2:24 PM PST
Breaking News

Dennis Rodman has checked into rehab ... again ... in the wake of a drunk driving arrest, his rep confirms. 

TMZ Sports broke the story ... Rodman was busted in Newport Beach, CA over the weekend -- after cops say he was swerving all over the road and blasting loud music while intoxicated. 

We talked to Rodman's rep, Darren Prince -- who says The Worm has entered Turning Point Rehabilitation Center in Paterson, New Jersey to deal with his alcohol issues. 

Rodman has been to rehab before -- once in 2014 ... and he was also featured on 'Celebrity Rehab' with Dr. Drew back in 2010. 

Shareef O'Neal Snubbed By McDonalds NBA Star Boycotting Nuggets

1/17/2018 7:52 AM PST
Breaking News

Shareef O'Neal -- Shaq's son -- revealed he did not make the prestigious McDonald's All-American Game ... and now one NBA star is boycotting nuggets as a result. 

FYI, the Micky D's game features the top high school players in the country -- Shaq was the co-MVP of the game back in 1989. 

As you know, 18-year-old Shareef is a top prospect (he's committed to the Univ. of Arizona) -- but, for some reason, he didn't make the McDonald's cut. 

LeBron James (the MVP of the game in 2003) didn't approve of the snub ... and spoke out on social media.

"Nephew listen, Even though we all know you should have made that McDonalds game use it as motivation to prove not to those who didn’t vote you in, not to those who is actually in the game but more importantly to yourself that u belong!"

He added, "Keep grinding, studying and working daily! The light is always brighter at the end of the tunnel."

Matt Barnes went harder -- saying McDonald's made a "huge mistake" and that he won't let his kids have nuggets anymore ... "NO MORE NUGGETS!" 

As for Reef, he wrote, "Everything can’t go perfect ! I just gotta move on.. this hurt me but it ain’t stopping me."

Matt Barnes Blasts Austin Rivers He's An Arrogant Trash-Talker

1/17/2018 6:15 AM PST
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Matt Barnes is sounding off on everything from NBA fighting, to the NBA refs sucking, to calling Austin Rivers an arrogant punk ... and he doesn't care who knows it. 

The recently retired NBA star went off on the NBA refs on Tuesday night -- telling TMZ Sports straight-up, "Now that they can't fine me, the refs are terrible!" The refs got too big of egos."

He also said why NBA fighting can be good for the league. 

As for his former Clippers teammate, Austin Rivers ... buckle up. 

"Austin kinda rubs people the wrong way," Barnes told "Mad Dog Sports Radio" ... "He talks a lot of trash and doesn't really back it up. I think people are probably tired of that."

Barnes says Rivers "carries himself like he's a 10-time All Star and he's not that and that kind of arrogance rubs you the wrong way."

"And then if you're talking trash on top of that there are some guys that's not gonna have it and I know Trevor [Ariza's] one of 'em."

So far, no response from Rivers. 

Dennis Rodman DUI Swerving & Blaring Music ... Cops Say

1/16/2018 11:12 AM PST
EXCLUSIVE

Dennis Rodman wasn't exactly going incognito before his DUI arrest -- with cops saying he was driving like a maniac and blaring music from his car before being pulled over. 

TMZ Sports obtained the police report from the Jan. 13 incident -- in which the Newport PD says Rodman was swerving all over the road around 10:50 PM. 

Once pulled over, cops say Rodman reeked of booze -- so he was arrested for DUI

According to the arrest report, Rodman is listed at 6'8" and 235 lbs (up from his listed playing weight of 228). He lists his occupation as "self-employed."

As we previously reported, Rodman was on probation at the time of his arrest and will likely be thrown in jail as a result. 

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