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Philadelphia 76ers Players Upset Over Denied National Anthem Singer

10/27/2016 8:48 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
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1027-sevyn-streeter-76ers-INSTAGRAM-01The decision to block singer Sevyn Streeter from performing the National Anthem at the 76ers game Wednesday has angered several players on the team ... TMZ Sports has learned. 

By now you know ... Streeter says 76ers officials stopped her from performing the anthem (as scheduled) because she was wearing a jersey that said, "We Matter."

So, how'd that decision go over with the team? Not well with a handful of the guys. 

We know several players are upset. One player who wishes to remain anonymous says the decision to not let Sevyn sing has rubbed him the wrong way. 

It's not like there's a locker room revolt in the works -- but as one team source puts it, "The organization owes Sevyn an apology and we hope that happens soon."

L.A. Lakers No Kobe? No Problem ... We Still Draw Huge Stars!!

10/27/2016 7:48 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

1027_lakers_celebrities_launchLife without Kobe Bryant began for the Lakers Wednesday night -- but the stars still showed up in force to support the Purple and Gold.

Kendall Jenner sat courtside -- probably to support her rumored Lakers boyfriend Jordan Clarkson

Denzel Washington kicked it with James Harden before tip off.

There were rockstars, rappers, models and more ... and the good news -- the Lakers actually won!

First time they've had a winning record in a WHILE!!!


Dennis Rodman Backing the Cubs ... And Scottie Pippen

10/27/2016 6:14 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

Shocker ... ex-Bulls star Dennis Rodman is pulling for the Chicago Cubs to win the World Series. 

And with his ex-teammate, Scottie Pippen, going through a pretty nasty divorce, we asked if he had any advice for his fellow NBA legend. 

Rodman wouldn't get into the weeds -- but let us know he's got Scottie's back. 

Boston Celtics Player BRAIDS HAIR INTO CLOVER ... For Season Opener

10/27/2016 6:04 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

1027-celtics-clover-braids-TWITTER-01Boston Celtics player Gerald Green was so stoked about kicking off the NBA season Wednesday night -- he braided a CLOVER into his hair ... and it was awesome. 

By the way, it worked -- the Celtics beat the Nets and Green dropped 9 points!

NBA's Morris Twins Sued For Alleged Basketball Court Beatdown

10/26/2016 12:21 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

1026_morris-twins_gettyMarcus and Markieff Morris have been sued by a man who claims the NBA star twin brothers beat him to a bloody pulp during a 2015 incident ... and now he's messed up physically and emotionally. 

The man behind the lawsuit is Erik Hood -- who says he went to a youth basketball game in Phoenix in January 2015 because he's friends with one of the coaches ... only to be attacked by the Morris brothers after the game. 

In the suit, filed by David Gammill of Geragos & Geragos, Hood says the Morris bros -- along with 3 other men -- had "formulated a joint plan to attack" ... and then executed it after the game. 

Hood says one of the men said to him, "(expletive), you know what time it is" -- and then he got jumped.  

Hood says he was hospitalized with bad injuries including a broken nose, broken ribs, head contusion, fractured vertebrae, cuts on his body and injuries to his eyes. 

Now, Hood claims he suffers from PTSD thanks to the beatdown.

FYI, the Morris brothers were charged with felony aggravated assault -- but have pled not guilty to the charges. 

Cops have said they believe Hood was targeted because he allegedly sent an "inappropriate text message" to the Morris' mother.

Sam Cassell Get Off My Big Balls, NBA... Stop Fining Guys For My Dance

10/25/2016 9:26 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

Kobe Bryant has done it ... Caron Butler has done it ... and now the originator of the NBA's "Big Balls" dance thinks it's high time the league let guys do it in peace ... without the huge fine. 

We got Sam Cassell out at Mastro's and asked him about the move he made famous ... the imaginary cuffing of huge huevos whenever you hit a big shot.

Sam's been busting the move since back in his Minnesota Timberwolves days ... but now the league has labeled it a no-no ... issuing huge fines to offending players.

Check out the clip ... Sam has a message for the league -- LET THE BALLS GO ... saying fining a guy huge money for a little expression is kinda ... whack.

Great job, Sam ... takes a big pair to make a stand.

Gilbert Arenas Wanna See My $111 Mil NBA Contract?? ... Here It Is

10/25/2016 12:40 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

1021-launch-contract-gilbert-arenas-tmz-03Ever wonder what an $111 million NBA contract looks like?

Well, here you go ... courtesy of Gilbert Arenas.

The ex-NBA star filed the complete 2008 contract he signed with the Washington Wizards in his family law case ... a contract which was supposed to pay $111 mil over 6 years.

As Arenas put it, "Amnesty kicked in" -- and the payouts were stretched over 8 years instead. His final installment will hit his bank account on Oct. 31st.

Of course, Arenas -- who made more than $160 MIL during his career -- now says with no more NBA money coming in, he can't afford to keep his kids in private school.

The contract spells out exactly how much Gilbert got paid every year -- right down to the monthly checks.


Chris Paul Fashion Advice To Fat Guys ... No Turtlenecks, Without A Neck

10/25/2016 12:35 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

Listen up, all you overweight lovers ... Chris Paul, one of the most fashionable guys in the NBA, is about to give you some game on what you need to rock a turtleneck like a pure euro pimp playa.

Chris was out at Mastro's in Beverly Hills when we noticed his opulent turtleneck sweater ... a sweater that he'd for some reason taken off upon his exit from the establishment.

Since Chris clearly knows ... we had to ask him what's the rule for rocking the turtleneck ... especially for some of our more robust brothers.

Check out the clip -- Chris lays down the rules ... and it doesn't bode well for those living la vida XXXL.

Gilbert Arenas I'M ROLLIN' IN CASH ... And Hiding It From My Baby Mama

10/24/2016 4:08 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
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Gilbert Arenas says he's NOT REALLY struggling financially -- despite what he said in court docs -- claiming he's still extremely loaded and hiding his fortune from his baby mama. 

We broke the story ... Gilbert filed court docs in his family law case saying his $111 million NBA contract pays out on Oct. 31st -- and once that day comes, he won't be able to afford to pay for his kids' expensive private school.

In the docs, Gilbert makes it very clear he'll be living on interest from previous investments -- and not rollin' like a $160 MILLION baller.  

But after TMZ Sports posted the story ... Gilbert posted a video of his own -- showing off his kids messing around with thousands of dollars in cash and bragging that he's "hiding" it from his baby mama, Laura Govan.

Gilbert also shows off his kids' safety deposit boxes and says they're "gold digger proof."

He also says if Laura is insistent on sending the kids to school she better start "selling that p**sy."





10/24/2016 12:25 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

Lakers power forward Larry Nance Jr. is calling a foul on Major League Baseball ... saying they cheated the fans by not letting Charlie Sheen throw out the first pitch of the World Series.

We got Nance -- an Akron native -- out in L.A. at the Dew NBA 3X and asked what he thought about the MLB striking out efforts to get Sheen to throw out the first pitch in Cleveland ... as Ricky "Wild Thing" Vaughn.

Check out the clip -- Nance thinks it was a huge mistake ... saying the fans want it, the city wants it ... even going so far as saying IT'S MEANT TO BE!!!

BTW -- We also asked him who's the bigger Indians fan between him and that other guy from Akron ... and Larry throws just a tiny bit of shade at the King.

Scottie Pippen Divorce Cops Called Twice This Month ... Domestic Disturbances

10/22/2016 1:00 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

1021-scottie-pippen-larsa-pippen-instagramScottie Pippen's marriage did not end well -- cops were called to the NBA star's home TWICE in the past 3 weeks for domestic disturbances ... TMZ Sports has learned.

We've confirmed ... the Ft. Lauderdale PD first responded to Pippen's home on October 2nd and found Larsa waiting in her car in front of the home.

Larsa told cops she was involved in a "heated verbal argument" with Scottie but insisted it NEVER GOT PHYSICAL.

Scottie told police she could come back inside and there would be no issues and even offered to leave if it made Larsa feel more comfortable. Larsa decided to leave and stay somewhere else that night. No arrests were made.

The next incident took place on October 4th. Cops were once again called to the home for a domestic disturbance. The details are unclear at this point -- but it appears no one was arrested. 

Scottie ultimately filed for divorce on October 18th. Larsa has said she's hopeful the two will be able to maintain a good relationship for the sake of their 4 kids. 


Scottie Pippen Files for Divorce ... From 'Real Housewives' Star

10/21/2016 10:17 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

1021-scottie-pippen-larsa-pippen-tmzupdate_graphic_red_bar11:52 AM PT -- TMZ Sports has obtained the divorce docs in which Scottie says the couple has a prenup in place. 

Pippen also wants Larsa to receive child support for their 4 kids -- though the amount is yet to be determined. 

11:32 AM PT -- Larsa Pippen has issued a statement through her rep saying: 

"After careful consideration and 19 years together, Larsa and Scottie have each filed for dissolution of their marriage."

"Although they are no longer to be married, Larsa remains hopeful that she and Scottie will always do what is best for their 4 beautiful children and jointly raise them with love and respect."

"She would like to thank everyone for their understanding and kindly ask for privacy from the media during this difficult time of transition for her family."

update-grey-gray-barIt's over for Scottie and Larsa Pippen -- the NBA Hall of Famer has filed for divorce from the 'Real Housewives of Miami' star ... TMZ Sports has learned.

Scottie filed divorce docs in Florida earlier this week seeking to end the marriage, this according to court documents. The two have been married since 1997 and have 4 kids together. 

Unclear what happened ... they were just seen together at NY Fashion Week in September where their 7-year-old daughter, Sophia, was modeling in a fashion show. At the time, both Scottie and Larsa were wearing their wedding rings.

1021-sub-pipen-larsa-getty-01Larsa is best friends with Kim Kardashian's family and is often featured on "Keeping Up with the Kardashians."

Story developing ... 


NBA's Paul Millsap Car Crash 911 Call 'The Motorcycle's On Fire!'

10/20/2016 8:43 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

TMZ Sports has obtained the 911 call made after Paul Millsap's Rolls-Royce collided with a motorcycle this week -- with the witness describing a fiery scene as people tried to help the injured biker. 

We broke the story ... the Atlanta Hawks superstar was driving his Rolls on Monday around 6:30 PM when a biker slammed into the front of the vehicle. 

A woman called 911 and told the operator, "Oh my gosh, there's fire. It just happened. There's somebody lying on the ground."

"I heard a crash ... and I saw something fly out. I thought it was a piece of a vehicle. It was a person. And the person landed on the sidewalk."

The biker was transported to the hospital with serious injuries. Millsap was not injured.

Cops reportedly blamed the biker for the collision and cited him for failure to maintain his lane. 


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