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Toronto Raptors Star Farts on Team Plane ... Teammates Stinkin' Mad

4/26/2017 3:44 PM PDT
Breaking News

It was stank on a plane for the Toronto Raptors ... when 7-foot center Jonas Valanciunas blew a fart on the team jet and nearly killed all of his teammates.

P.J. Tucker captured the aftermath (asstermath) on video -- showing stars like Demar DeRozan, Kyle Lowry and others struggling to breath.

But the funniest reaction is Serge Ibaka -- who looks genuinely pissed about the ass gas at 30,000 feet.

P.J. says the fart was so bad the team needs to burn the seat.

Still better than United ...

Snoop Dogg Joins New Pro Basketball League ... As Celeb Commish

4/26/2017 9:24 AM PDT
EXCLUSIVE

Snoop Dogg is getting in the hoops biz -- officially signing on as the Celebrity Commissioner of a new summer pro basketball league ... TMZ Sports has learned. 

Snoop will own an overall piece of the Champions Basketball League -- a 5-on-5 pro summer league featuring ex-NBA players who are 1 to 3 years removed from the league. 

We're told some of the players on the league roster include Al Harrington, Corey Maggette and Kareem Rush.

In his new role, we're told Snoop will focus on the entertainment aspect of the league -- bringing high level stars into the fold.

He's also one of the owners of the L.A. team ... so, he's all-in on this thing.

The league is set to kick off in a couple of months. Should be fun.

Kevin Hart Chris Paul's No Loser ... Don't Sleep On Clips

4/25/2017 6:14 AM PDT
EXCLUSIVE

Kevin Hart is still confident in the Clippers -- even with superstar Blake Griffin out for the rest of the playoffs -- telling TMZ Sports his friend, Chris Paul, is the epitome of a winner.

Hart was leaving the brand new Tao restaurant in L.A. when we talked basketball -- and Hart explained why he still believes in CP3 despite the devastating toe injury that ended Blake's season. 

Hart knows firsthand how dominant Chris can be ... he dunked ALL OVER HIS FACE a few years ago and thankfully that moment lives forever because of the Internet.

Kyrie Irving Clowned By Ohio Governor Over Flat Earth Comments

4/24/2017 7:15 AM PDT
Breaking News

You'd think Kyrie Irving would get a pardon in Ohio over his whole "The Earth is flat" comments -- but, nah ... that ain't happening.

The latest person to roast the Cleveland Cavs star over his insanely misguided comments is Ohio governor John Kasich ... who happens to be a pretty big Kyrie fan!

But even Kasich couldn't help himself from taking a shot at the NBA superstar over the weekend. 

At least he went softer than notorious smart guy Neil deGrasse Tyson, who said all flat-Earthers should be launched into space!

Ex-NBA Star Daniel Gibson My Music Career's Poppin' ... Ask Chris Brown & Wiz!

4/24/2017 12:25 AM PDT
EXCLUSIVE

Ex-NBA star Daniel Gibson says his music career is BLASTING OFF ... telling TMZ Sports he's been working with some HUGE artists lately, like Chris Brown & Wiz Khalifa.

Gibson put down the rock and picked up the mic some time ago, and when we got him out in L.A., we asked him how things have been going since the career move.

Turns out, Boobie's KILLIN' IT ... telling our guy he's working with some of the hottest artists around, but mostly as a writer because he feels the fact he used to be an NBA star holds his solo career back.

That's a shame ... dude's got some bars, hear 'em below.

Derek Fisher I'm Gonna Call Carmelo ... To Help Him Through La La Breakup

4/23/2017 12:25 AM PDT
EXCLUSIVE

Derek Fisher says Carmelo Anthony needs to be focused on family ... not basketball ... and promises he'll reach out to his former player and help him cope with the separation from his superstar wife, La La.

Derek coached Melo on the Knicks a few years back -- and when we got him out in Calabasas with his GF, Gloria Govan, we had to ask if he'd he heard the news about Melo's marriage.

Interesting question for Fisher (Govan LITERALLY sips tea when we ask) ... but he goes full-on friend, saying Anthony should tune out everything except his family. He also promises to call Melo to offer his support.

Nothing to see here, Matt Barnes.

James Worthy Fires Back At Kevin Durant ... After KD Trashed Him

4/22/2017 12:25 AM PDT
EXCLUSIVE

James Worthy ain't backing down from Kevin Durant -- saying the NBA star was not only WRONG when he trashed him on a recent podcast, but claims KD's underhanded allegations could seriously damage his career.

Worthy is upset about a story Durant told on "The Bill Simmons Podcast" -- in which KD says he met Worthy last year and they had a very cool conversation about Durant leaving OKC for Golden State. 

But Kevin says he learned a short time later that Worthy trashed him about the move during a TV interview. Durant felt betrayed and called James "shady" and "corny."

But Worthy says Durant's version of the story is simply untrue -- and he was so upset, he tracked down the TV interview in question to prove he's not a two-faced liar.

Worthy says he reached out to the Golden State Warriors in an effort to clear things up with Durant and had hoped KD would set the record straight on a podcast this week, but that didn't happen.

Worthy says he's REALLY upset at KD's agent, Rich Kleiman, for encouraging the NBA star to "go negative."

Still, James says Durant is one of his favorite players and he hopes they can squash the beef. 

Stay tuned ... 

Rajon Rondo Short Sleeve Suit Jacket? ... Kinda Dope

4/21/2017 6:01 PM PDT
Breaking News

Rajon Rondo rocked a short sleeve suit jacket to the Bulls game Friday night ... and we gotta say -- kinda swag!!! 

Ronda is currently nursing an injured thumb and has a cast on his right hand that might prevent him from fitting his arm into a regular full sleeve.

So, he made an adjustment and went short-sleeved ... and totally pulled it off! 

Don't try this at home.

Russell Westbrook Fined $15k For Dropping F-Bomb In Postgame Interview

4/21/2017 9:10 AM PDT
Breaking News

Russell Westbrook's potty mouth just cost him $15,000 ... 'cause the Thunder superstar just got slapped with a fine for his "I don't give a f*** about the (stat) line" comment. 

You've seen the clip ... Brodie was asked about his 51-point triple-double performance in Wednesday's loss to the Rockets and snapped back with the viral quote.

It's not the first time Russ has been fined for cussing ... and probably won't be the last. But the dude can afford it ... he's in the middle of an $85 million contract.

Melo & La La She Gets Primary Temp Custody He Gets Visitation

4/21/2017 12:40 AM PDT
EXCLUSIVE

Carmelo Anthony and La La are hashing out a temporary custody agreement in which she will get primary custody of their son ... TMZ has learned.

Sources close to the former couple tell us 10-year-old Kiyan will live with La La in NYC, but Melo has a totally open line of communication and will able to spend time with his son as much as he'd like.

We're told the 2 believe they can work out all the details without going to court ... it being done with their lawyers.

Both Carmelo and La La agree it's important they work out a structure for Kiyan so he's not whipsawed from place to place while they end their marriage. We're told La La has issues with Carmelo for sure, but she's adamant he's a great dad and deserves time with his son.

We're told they are absolutely getting divorced, even though legal docs haven't been filed ... yet.

NBA's Jeff Withey Calls BS On Dom. Violence Allegations ... 'Patently False'

4/20/2017 4:31 PM PDT
EXCLUSIVE

Utah Jazz center Jeff Withey says he NEVER got physical with his Playboy Playmate ex-fiancee, Kennedy Summers ... claiming she made the whole thing up to damage his reputation. 

As we previously reported, Summers -- the 2014 Playmate of the Year -- filed a police report earlier this week accusing Withey of domestic violence in an alleged 2016 incident.

Now, Withey's attorney, Alan Jackson, is firing back with a very strong denial.

"These salacious and patently false allegations appear to be nothing more than a vicious and calculated attempt by an angry former girlfriend to damage Mr. Withey’s good reputation," Jackson says.

"It is no coincidence that these fabricated claims conveniently come during the middle of the NBA playoffs, or that TMZ and the police department were notified on the same day."

"There is no truth to the accusations, and when the facts come to light we are confident that the falsity of the claims, and the true motivations of the person behind them, will be exposed."

Cops are investigating the allegations. No arrests have been made and no charges have been filed. 

John Salley Carmelo's Next Relationship ... Should Be With Lakers

4/20/2017 9:43 AM PDT
EXCLUSIVE

John Salley knows exactly what Carmelo Anthony should do amidst all his basketball and woman drama -- head west and play for the Lakers!!

The 4-time NBA champ says Melo's not the type to seek advice about his split with La La, but he's optimistic things will get better for the superstar on and off the court ... and thinks L.A. is the place to start fresh.

Salley's relationship advice didn't stop there -- he also weighs in on Tristan Thompson and Khloe Kardashian ... and the dude's a fan.

Utah Jazz's Jeff Withey Accused of Domestic Violence ... By Playmate Ex

4/20/2017 12:20 AM PDT
EXCLUSIVE

Utah Jazz center Jeff Withey has been accused of domestic violence in a police report filed by his Playboy Playmate of the Year ex-fiancee, Kennedy Summers ... TMZ Sports has learned. 

Law enforcement sources confirm the report was filed in Manhattan Beach, CA on Tuesday and references multiple alleged incidents. We're told cops are focused on one alleged incident from 2016. 

Our law enforcement sources tell us cops were called to an incident involving Withey and Summers last year, but no report was made at the time and nobody was arrested.

Sources connected to Summers tell us she filed the report now because Withey and the Jazz are in an NBA playoff series with the L.A. Clippers and she's concerned for her safety when he's in L.A.

Kennedy’s rep, Zack Teperman, tells us ... "Given the ongoing circumstances, our client now needs to protect herself and come forward about everything so this doesn't happen to her or others in the future."

Withey and Summers have had relationship issues for years -- they broke up back in 2016 after Summers trashed the NBA player on social media when she found out he took someone else on a movie date behind her back. 

They reconciled and got engaged a few months later before finally calling things off for good in October. 

We reached out to Withey's camp for comment. So far, no word back.