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Lonzo Ball Not Globetrotter Material Says Harlem Globetrotter

11/18/2017 12:03 AM PST

Lonzo Ball just became the youngest NBA player to ever record a triple-double, but he's got a looong way to go to reach Harlem Globetrotter status ... so says a real-deal Harlem Globetrotter!!

TMZ Sports spoke with "Hoops" Green -- the 15th woman in the team's 91-year history -- who says Zo doesn't have enough swag to don the Red, White and Blue.

Hoops -- who's also a Laker fan -- says she's a fan of the Big Baller, but says he'll NEVER fill Kobe Bryant's shoes.


11/17/2017 7:59 AM PST

Hey Adam Silver, you know what would be dope, like literally DOPE?

Your entire league running up and down the court COKED OUT OF THEIR MINDS ... but that's not a TMZ Sports suggestion, it's coming straight from Mr. "I'm In Love With The Coco" himself, O.T. Genasis.

We got O.T. out at Le Jardin (Hollywood hot spot) and asked him if the NBA should consider legalizing not only weed but COCAINE (and basically all drugs) for the players to use.

O.T. thinks it's a great idea, and now that we think about it it'd be pretty awesome to see Russell Westbrook going berserk on the court completely co-  NO, NO, NO, NO, NO.


Ben Simmons Cheesin' at the Club ... After Lonzo Ball Domination!!

11/16/2017 9:59 AM PST

How did it feel to jam the rock down Lonzo Ball's throat?? 

Ben Simmons wouldn't say ... but his smirk told us everything we needed to know.

TMZ Sports got Ben hitting Delilah and Warwick with 76ers bro Robert Covington after they took out Lonzo's Lakers at Staples -- why not celebrate, right?! 

Simmons straight up dominated their matchup ... so when we asked about his dunk that sent 'Zo to the shadow realm, Ben reacted pretty much how you'd expect. 

B.S. seems to love the club scene -- and so far, it hasn't impacted his play. He was out early Wednesday morning and still killed it later that day.

FYI, we bumped into a couple of the 76ers assistants on gameday ... and they didn't seem to mind.  

Shaq Million Dollar Parties Won't Stop ... 2 More to Throw!

11/15/2017 2:58 PM PST

Great news for Shaq's kids -- there are more MILLION DOLLAR PARTIES in your future, and this is coming straight from the man with the cash, dear old Shaq Daddy.

The Diesel has already thrown huge 7-figure blowout Sweet 16 parties for Shareef and Amirah -- renting out swanky Hollywood hot spots, with celeb performances and expensive cars. 

So, when we saw Shaq in Bev Hills Tuesday -- we had to ask if he's already budgeted the additional cheese to fund more million-dollar bashes for his two youngest kids. 

The answer is gonna make his kids smile ... we promise. 

76ers' Ben Simmons Hits L.A. Nightclub ... Before Lakers Game

11/15/2017 8:54 AM PST

Here's Ben Simmons trying to level the playing field for the Lakers -- hitting a Hollywood nightclub hours before taking the court at Staples ... and TMZ Sports has video.

The 21-year-old 76ers superstar had dined at Catch LA restaurant late Tuesday evening and left around 1:10 AM on Wednesday morning. He ended up at 1 Oak ... one of the top nightclubs in L.A.

Here's the deal ... Philadelphia takes on the Lakers at 7:30 PM on Wednesday -- so, nightclubbing the morning of the game could be a tricky situation.

But Philly's on fire right now ... playing out of their minds (just ask the Clippers) -- and maybe Ben thinks nothing in L.A. can stop him, not even L.A. thots.

This has happened before ... the Milwaukee Bucks partied at an L.A. strip club before playing the Lakers in 2015 ... but L.A was much more terrible back then. Oh, and Milwaukee lost that game.

Good luck, Ben ... 

'SNL' Star Leslie Jones Gets Dwyane Wade Shoe Proposal ... Fangirls Out!

11/14/2017 8:50 AM PST
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Leslie Jones REALLY likes Dwyane Wade -- or maybe she's just an undercover sneakerhead??

Probably both -- 'cause check out the 'SNL' star fangirling out like a teeny bopper at a Britney concert when D-Wade hooks her up with his game-worn shoes ... after his Cavs took the Knicks' souls Monday night at MSG.

Wade gets down on a knee for the proposal ... and Leslie LOSES IT.

"It's my shoooeees! I get my shoooeees!"

"Will you accept my shoes?"


FYI, Leslie gave away 1 of Wade's Li-Ning kicks -- but NO WAY she was saying bye to both.

Shaq & Shaunie O'Neal Happy Sweet 16th, Mimi ... Here's a $1M Bday Party!

11/12/2017 1:16 PM PST
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Shaq and his ex-wife Shaunie O'Neal spared no expense for their daughter's sweet 16 ... and by expense, we mean they dropped almost a mil for the kid.

The O'Neals threw Amirah -- aka Mimi -- an EPIC 16th birthday party Saturday night in L.A. that was fit for royalty -- 'cause the proud parents spent nearly a million dollars on the whole shebang. Yep, you read that right ... $1,000,000. 

Sources close to the family tell TMZ Sports that Shaq and Shaunie rented out out the entire rooftop area of the W Hotel in Hollywood, and they gifted Mimi a brand new Mercedes-Benz G-Wagen. 

Oh, and they also booked YG to perform ... who we're told did 8 songs, including his hits "Toot It And Boot It" and "Why You Always Hatin?"

From the looks of the party, we'd say it was money well spent. Especially if you were lucky enough to end up at Mimi's. 

LiAngelo Ball Real Talk from Ex-Laker 'I'm Scared for Him'

11/8/2017 12:07 PM PST

The LiAngelo Ball arrest is no joke -- it's really scary -- and ex-Lakers player Devean George says the entire Ball family better be taking the situation seriously. 

"I'm scared for him," George tells TMZ Sports ... "You gotta be real careful when you're doing stuff overseas."

Of course, George played 11 seasons in the NBA -- won 3 rings with the Lakers -- and says he's also concerned for Lonzo Ball ... because it's virtually impossible for Zo not to be distracted by his bro's legal situation

George says he hopes LiAngelo is innocent ... but if not, c'mon bro -- don't steal, take a loan from Lonzo!! 

Klay Thompson 4-Pt Shootout with the Globetrotters ... Can We Get This, NBA??

11/8/2017 11:32 AM PST
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Klay Thompson got a lesson in unlimited range at Warriors practice yesterday -- but it wasn't from Steph or KD

Harlem Globetrotters Zeus McClurkin and Dizzy English hit the hardwood in Oakland to show Klay how to get wet from 4-point distance (30 FEET) ... but it looked like the Splash Bro had it covered.

The best part of the vid was definitely when Zeus asked Klay if he thought the NBA should add a 4-point line. Thompson's answer -- "I think it would only really benefit us."


Hard to argue with Klay, though -- remember when he did THIS?!

John Salley to Lamar Odom: Stay Out of the Damn Nightclubs!

11/7/2017 3:32 PM PST

Lamar Odom + nightclubs = danger ... so says John Salley

Salley says it's simple math ... Odom struggles with substance abuse and the club scene is one of the WORST places for him to be. 

Clearly, Salley isn't buying Odom's excuse that "dehydration" caused him to collapse at a Hollywood nightclub on Sunday morning. 

So what should Lamar do? Get new friends that support a healthier lifestyle ... and STAY OUT OF THE DAMN NIGHTCLUBS

Salley says he's ready, willing and able to help Odom clean himself up ... all he has to do is call. 

Scottie Pippen Spots 'Tennis GOAT' Novak Djokovic ... Fanboys Out!!!

11/7/2017 9:27 AM PST

Scottie Pippen LOVES Novak Djokovic -- and wasn't afraid to show it yesterday at lunch.

We got Pippen leaving il Pastaio in the Beverly Hills ... that is, until the NBA legend spotted Novak at an outside table.

Scottie made a hard cut over to the tennis superstar -- giving him daps, busting out his cellphone for a pic and just generally fanboying out.

Pip didn't wanna talk about him and Larsa getting back together ... but his bromance with Djoker's on lock.

Bonus: Scottie just shared his shot with the "tennis GOAT" -- and it's dope.

Nick Young Reality TV Wants Swaggy P! ... I Want Kardashian $$$

11/6/2017 4:15 PM PST
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Move over, Lonzo Ball -- Nick Young's not only down to star in his own reality show -- he says he's already gotten a bunch of offers to put the life of Swaggy P on TV!!

Swaggy dropped the news at Warriors practice today -- looking happy as hell telling reporters about his future plans for Hollywood domination.

But there's a catch -- "I gotta get the best offers ... gotta take my talents to the best place."

His asking price -- "Kardashian prices."

Nick lives the life reality producers gush over -- dates celebs (Iggy Azalea), has famous friends (Gilbert Arenas) and has all sorts of real life drama (D'Angelo Russell). 

Kinda doubt Swaggy's worth $150 mil ... but hey -- shooters gonna shoot.

Dennis Rodman to Trump: 'Please Help Us' with North Korea

11/6/2017 9:15 AM PST

Dennis Rodman is making a plea to POTUS on the eve of his trip to South Korea -- asking him to make peace with his North Korean bro, Kim Jong-un, as tensions rise over nuclear warfare.

"Donald Trump, please, help us," Rodman said to TMZ Sports in Newport Beach. "You always say, 'unite.' I'm all about that."

Dennis told us he trusts Trump ... but feels like he's gotta be involved for his former "Celebrity Apprentice" boss to break bread with the supreme leader.

Highly doubt the Donald's down ... but at least we know the Worm's still trying to play peacemaker. 

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