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Lonzo Ball's GF Flaunts Baby Baller Bump ... Still Smokin' Hot!

4/19/2018 9:12 AM PDT
Breaking News

Lonzo Ball’s pregnant GF is starting to show in a BIG way -- but that ain't stoppin' her from slaying the Gram!

TMZ Sports broke the story ... Lonzo's high school sweatheart, Denise Garcia, got a Ball in the oven late last year, and they're expecting a baby girl in July.

Now, with Denise in Month 6 of her pregnancy, her body is still bangin' ... and she's showing it off in a tiny string bikini. 

Lonzo has said he's excited for the kid -- and even got some advice from his own dad, LaVar, on their reality show, "Ball In the Family."

"He's a Ball -- he's gonna be a great dad," LaVar said ... noting that little girls are WAY harder to raise than little boys.

Lonzo said he hopes his kid will love him as much as he loves his own parents. 

Congrats, Zo -- on the future kid ... but mostly on the current baby mama.   

LeBron Back Off NBA Reporter ... Question on Pop's Wife Was Cleared!!

4/19/2018 6:46 AM PDT
Breaking News

LeBron James wants people to "get off [Allie LaForce's] back" -- saying she did NOT blindside him on air with a question about the death of Gregg Popovich's wife.

LaForce was catching hell on social media Wednesday night from people who thought it was WAY out of line to ask LeBron about Erin Popovich in the moments after the Cavs playoff game.

But, LeBron went to bat for the reporter -- making a video explaining the entire situation and essentially saying LaForce couldn't have been more professional or sensitive to the situation.   

"A lot of people feel that I was blindsided. That is absolutely false."

"Allie LaForce told me that she was gonna ask the question and if it was OK. And once I started talking about it, once I was on air ... that was just my emotions coming straight from my heart."

"So get off her back, man -- she's very professional and she does a great job."

Lamar Odom I'm Coming Back! Wants to Play Overseas

4/19/2018 6:07 AM PDT
EXCLUSIVE

Lamar Odom says he's busting his ass in the gym to get back on the court -- telling TMZ Sports he wants to strike a deal to play pro basketball overseas. 

The 38-year-old was leaving Gold's Gym in Glendale -- where we saw him puttin' in work earlier this week -- and he told us it's all part of his comeback plan. 

"I'm just working out trying to work my way back overseas," Odom told us. 

Odom says it doesn't matter where he signs -- though he's eyeing Italy -- and says he can't wait to prove the doubters wrong. 

As for his thoughts on his ex-wife, Khloe Kardashian, and all the drama she's going through (baby, cheating baby daddy, etc.) ... that's when Lamar shut down. He's clearly not ready to talk about that yet. 

Stormi Webster My Parents Had a Date Night!!!

4/19/2018 6:28 AM PDT

Stormi Webster was flying solo Wednesday night so her parents could hit the town in Houston.

Kylie Jenner and Travis Scott sat on the hardwood as they watched Travis' home team destroy the Minnesota Timberwolves.

It seem the fam is making Houston their second home ... earlier this month Travis, Kylie and Stormi flew to Texas so his family could meet their newest 2-month-old member.

Unclear who's babysitting, but we're guessing it's someone from Travis' brood. Kylie's fam -- sans Khloe -- is back in the land they call Calabasas. 

Gregg Popovich's Wife Erin Dead at 67

4/18/2018 5:43 PM PDT
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Gregg Popovich's wife, Erin, has died ... according to a statement released by the San Antonio Spurs.

Erin died Wednesday, but the cause of death is unknown at this time. The news comes as a shock to players and fans -- although it's being reported she'd been ill for an extended period ... Coach Popovich hadn't said anything publicly.

Erin and Gregg were married for 4 decades and have 2 kids and 2 grandchildren.

Spurs GM R.C. Buford says, "We mourn the loss of Erin ... She was a strong, wonderful, kind, intelligent woman who provided love, support and humor to all of us."

The Spurs are scheduled to take on the Golden State Warriors in Game 3 of their playoff series Thursday night in San Antonio. Kevin Durant was told the sad news at practice and was at a loss for words.

Erin was 67.

RIP

Rapper Sheck Wes Here's Why I Named My Hit Song After a Hoops Phenom!!

4/18/2018 1:55 PM PDT
EXCLUSIVE

Basketball prodigy Mo Bamba ain't even in the NBA yet, but that didn't stop rising rap star Sheck Wes from giving him the ultimate tribute in his breakout single ... and TMZ Sports has the backstory.

We spoke with the Harlem spitter about his uber-catchy song titled after the ex-U. of Texas hooper ... and he explains Bamba asked him for a shout-out in one of his tracks ... and Sheck did him one better!!

Sheck says he and the 6'11" Bamba spent their childhood together in NY ... and explains how their journeys are similar, despite different career paths.

FYI -- If you haven't heard of the 19-year-old MC yet ... it's just a matter of time before you do. He's signed to both Kanye West's G.O.O.D. Music and Travis Scott's Cactus Jack Records.

As for Bamba ... he was a 5-star recruit out of high school and is projected to be a lottery pick in the 2018 NBA Draft.

UFC's Stipe Miocic 'Of Course' Cavs Are Winning It All ... 'They'll Start Smashing'

4/18/2018 6:14 AM PDT
EXCLUSIVE

Forget the Pacers ... the Cavs are gonna smash on EVERY NBA TEAM standing in the way of their quest for another ring -- so says UFC heavyweight champ Stipe Miocic

We got Stipe -- a proud Cleveland native -- after the LeBrons got rocked in Game 1 of their series with Indiana ... and he told us everyone needs to chill the hell out.

"They're fine. It's one game. It happens," Miocic told TMZ Sports. "They'll start smashing people."

Stipe was so confident, he even Guaran-Sheed the Cavs would crush any Western squad that makes it to the Finals (so, the Warriors or Rockets).

"It's my Cavs, of course they're gonna win."

We also spoke to the champ about the 'Ultimate Fighter: Undefeated' reality show he coached on that premieres Wednesday on FS1 ... and he told us why the fighters this season are must-see TV.

Kardashians Mom & Sisters Jet Outta Cleveland Without Khloe & True

4/17/2018 12:30 PM PDT
EXCLUSIVE

Khloe and True are on their own now with Tristan Thompson, because her fam just hopped on a private jet out of Cleveland. 

Kris Jenner and her daughters -- Kim, Kourtney and Kendall -- were wheels up and bound for L.A. Tuesday afternoon. Kris has stayed in Cleveland since last week when Khloe gave birth, but the sisters flew back into Ohio yesterday.

As we reported, Khloe and Tristan's relationship is in ruins right now, and her plan is to bounce out of Cleveland as soon as she and True are medically cleared to make the flight back to Cali. 

For now, we're guessing Khloe's kin trust she's mature enough to deal with Tristan and his cheating scandal on her own. At least until she can fly the coop too.

Ric Flair Cavs Will Win ... LeBron's Gotta Get 40

4/17/2018 1:41 PM PDT
EXCLUSIVE

Ric Flair has a message for all you Cavs fans fretting over that Game 1 beatdown the Pacers put on you ... CHILLLLLLL ... 'cause Nature Boy says LeBron James and the Cavs will win on Wednesday. 

As long as LBJ goes for 40.

We got Ric -- a huge Cavs fan and the man LeBron credits with keeping him off the street as a kid -- out in NYC ... and asked if Cleveland is in trouble after the Pacers took it to them in Game 1.

"LeBron, you gotta do 40 tomorrow night, man."

He might be right. The Indiana Pacers look pretty strong. It might take a 40 spot from the King to beat them ... or a Ric Flair pump-up speech.

Gregg Popovich Message After Spurs' Loss: 'Go Warriors'

4/17/2018 11:11 AM PDT
EXCLUSIVE

Look away, Spurs fans ... Gregg Popovich has done the unthinkable -- DECLARE HIS ALLEGIANCE TO THE WARRIORS!!

He's clearly just kidding around ... but it's funny! 

After going down 0-2 against Golden State Monday night, Pop was spotted leaving Oracle Arena by a couple fans -- who gave him a shout-out for a solid Game 2.

That's when Coach Pop went full Benedict Arnold on his own squad ... which sent the Dubs faithful into a frenzy. 

We know -- just Pop being Pop. But, probably not what his guys wanna hear right now. 

WNBA's Candace Parker Pays $400k In Alimony ... To Divorce NBA Hubby

4/17/2018 9:37 AM PDT
EXCLUSIVE

How's this for turning the tables ... a former NBA lottery pick getting a massive $400,000 alimony check from his WNBA star wife? 

That's exactly what happened between Candace Parker and Shelden Williams ... according to court docs obtained by TMZ Sports

Candace -- one of the biggest stars in WNBA history -- married Williams back in 2008, two years after he was selected 5th overall in the 2006 NBA Draft. 

Despite the fact Williams reportedly made more than $12 MILLION during his 6-year NBA career, Parker has apparently done better ... and agreed to shell out the $400k alimony payment. In exchange, she won't have to pay ongoing spousal support. 

The couple also divided the profits on their former home in Encino, CA which they just sold for $3.75 mil.  

As for their 8-year-old daughter, the couple agreed on joint legal and physical custody -- but neither party will pay child support. Instead, they both agreed to equally fund her education and split any major costs associated with her care. 

And that's a wrap. 

Kevin Hart Claps Back at 'Sucka' D-Wade ... After Game 2 Trash Talk

4/17/2018 8:13 AM PDT
Breaking News

Kevin Hart is getting in the last word after Dwyane Wade buried Hart's 76ers and blasted him on national TV ... telling the NBA star things are about to get REAL in Miami. 

You've seen the highlights -- Wade stared down Hart (and Allen Iverson!) after hitting the dagger in Game 2 of the Heat-Sixers series.

Then, in his post-game interviews, Dwyane made a point to credit Kev for his 28-point night -- "You can thank Kevin Hart for that."

Kev clapped back at D-Wade on his flight home -- and it's hilarious.

"Well played, Dwyane. Well played."

"You gonna blame this on me -- blame Kevin Hart? Oh, I see what you're doing. On ESPN, you gonna say that? WELL LET ME TELL YOU SOMETHING, SUCKA! We bout to come to Miami and heat it up, you hear me?"

"I'm frustrated. I'm pissed."

Game 3's Thursday in Miami. Getcha popcorn! 

James Comey LeBron Was His FBI Role Model ... Seriously

4/17/2018 6:07 AM PDT
Breaking News

James Comey says he modeled his management of the FBI after LeBron James -- and says he used the NBA superstar's never-ending desire to win to motivate the organization. 

Yeah, he's being 100% serious. 

Comey appeared on "Good Morning America" and said, "I admire LeBron James. I used to talk about him all over the FBI."

"He illustrates what the endless pursuit of excellence looks like."

Comey says he was incredibly impressed by how LeBron pushes himself every offseason -- finding parts of his game to make better. 

During his run as FBI director, Comey says he would tell his staff to be more like LeBron ... "We have to find parts of our game to make better."

He also said (close your ears, Bulls fans) that LeBron is undoubtedly the best basketball player alive. 

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