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Doc Rivers

Disgusted With Paul Pierce's 1st Pitch

7/30/2015 8:46 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
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He hasn't played 1 minute for the Clippers yet ... but Paul Pierce has already found a way to DISAPPOINT his new coach -- when he CHOKED on the mound at the Dodgers game. 

FYI -- Pierce had the honor of throwing out the 1st pitch at Dodgers Stadium earlier this week ... but failed ... and got showered with boos from the crowd. 

So, when we saw Doc Rivers in L.A. yesterday, we showed him the footage for the first time to get his candid reaction -- and it was hilarious. 

"On no. That is awful."

Check out the clip ... Rivers does offer a pretty good excuse for Pierce ... and then reveals an embarrassing baseball secret about himself. 

NBA's Reggie Jackson

I Got Hate Tweets

Aimed at OTHER Reggie Jackson

7/29/2015 7:55 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
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It's not ALWAYS great sharing a name with a sports legend ... just ask NBA star Reggie Jackson who says he got some hate tweeted his way after the OTHER Reggie cussed people out in public last week. 

Reggie -- who just signed a 5-year $80 MILLION contract with the Pistons -- was out in L.A. this week when he told us he gets confused with the MLB Hall of Famer all the time, especially on social media. 

So with Reggie (MLB) making headlines for GOING OFF on some autograph seekers in Cooperstown on Friday, Reggie (NBA) told us some angry fans accidentally spit their cyber venom his way. 

For the record, Reggie (MLB) eventually apologized for the rant ... saying, "A sincere apology for my profanity in public to all fans. Certainly not a way to communicate. Mad or not, no excuse."

BTW, Jackson is also tight with fellow NBA star Nick Young ... but the big question -- is he getting invited to the wedding??? Check out the clip. 

Khloe Kardashian

Won't Destroy James Harden

... Says NBA Legend

7/28/2015 8:04 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
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Don't worry Rockets fans ... just because James Harden is banging a Kardashian doesn't mean he's gonna suck -- so says NBA legend Sidney Wicks

Wicks spent 10 years in the NBA and was a 4-time All Star -- and insists that what happens in the bedroom doesn't really have an impact on the court. 

"You date whoever you want as long as you're able to focus your lives and keep them separate," Wicks says. 

Wicks also says Harden doesn't seem like the kind of guy that would be distracted by all the media fanfare that comes with dating Khloe K

Plus, history shows dating a Kardashian can sometimes be GOOD for a career -- just ask Reggie Bush (Super Bowl) and Lamar Odom (NBA Champ). 

DeAndre Jordan

Taunted at Vegas Pool

... With Kevin Durant

7/28/2015 7:19 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
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DeAndre Jordan was heckled on his way out of a Vegas pool party this weekend -- with people telling him he sucks and the Clippers suck as he left Wet Republic with Kevin Durant

TMZ Sports spoke with Aloun Siharath -- a Vegas promoter who was walking with Jordan's entourage as they left the pool party at the MGM Grand ... who tells us Jordan and his pals were cool, calm and collected and never let the hecklers bother them. 

In fact, in the video you can hear people yelling for security -- but we're told the situation didn't get to a point where anyone was arrested. 

Jordan and Durant continued to party -- hitting up various nightclubs and parties ... and even hanging with former Clippers star Matt Barnes

Good news for Jordan -- the heckling was kind of like a test run for when the Clippers play in Dallas ... only it'll probably be a LOT worse. 

LeBron's Exposed Penis

Triggered FCC Complaints

'It Ruined My Tinder Date'

7/26/2015 1:00 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
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Remember when LeBron James accidentally flashed his dong on live TV during the NBA Finals? Well, it ruined one viewer's Laser Tag date ... this according to the FCC.

TMZ Sports obtained the complaints that were sent to the Federal Communications Commission back in June after cameras got too close to LeBron's crotch while he was adjusting himself during Game 4. 

In total, 5 people bitched about the impromptu peep show to the FCC -- which released the documents to TMZ Sports, though the names of the complainers were redacted. Here are the highlights:

-- "LeBron James showed his d*ck on national television and completely ruined my tinder date. It made us late for laser tag because I had to rewind it a few times to make sure thats exactly what we saw so we missed our bus. He clearly did it on purpose and hes not as good as Michael Jordan."

-- "I am shocked and appalled! I don't want my kids looking at male genitalia on broadcast television. I am ok with seeing female mammary glands, labia, vagina, etc, over broadcast but no more penis, please!"

-- "The camera had a close up of [LeBron's] tallywacker. This is the type of stuff I would expect from Game of Thrones, but not from the American Broadcasting Channel. At least I now know that I am bigger than the purportedly 'biggest' star in the NBA."

When asked if the FCC ever launched an investigation into the penis, the org. told us they couldn't comment on the matter. 

John Salley

James Harden Is a Genius ...

To Bang Khloe Kardashian

7/24/2015 2:07 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
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James Harden and Khloe Kardashian have a HUGE supporter (ask Lisa Ann) in John Salley ... who tells TMZ Sports he thinks it's a genius move for the NBA superstar.

Ex-NBA champ Salley was out at LAX when we asked if Harden was playing with fire by dating Khloe ... since it hasn't exactly worked out for the last few athletes who've gotten in deep with the Kardashian girls. Yeah, we're looking at you ... Kris Humphries, Lamar Odom, and Miles Austin. 

Check out the clip -- Salley's not buying any talk of a Kardashian kurse, and explains why the Beard will be just fine. We think it has something to do with KK's umm ... talents.

LeBron James

Chasin' Waterfalls

... On Family Vacay

7/23/2015 3:03 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

LeBron James is not sticking to the rivers and lakes that he's used to -- instead he took the whole damn fam on vacation to Hawaii, and had a run-in with a waterfall that had him grinning from ear-to-ear. 

The whole James gang ... including mama Gloria and her rapper fiance' Lambo ...  are over in Kona, Hawaii, and so far the highlight of the trip is this tropical dip.

LBJ's got a lot to celebrate -- a bonafide Hollywood hit with "Trainwreck," and a lucrative new development deal with Warner Bros.

It's always good to the be king (except sometimes in the NBA Finals).

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Anthony Davis

Reality TV Ain't My Bag ...

But Get Magic On 'Apprentice' Now!

7/23/2015 12:23 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
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Donald Trump's loss is Magic Johnson's gain ... according to NBA star Anthony Davis who's throwing his sizeable support behind Magic for the now available "Celebrity Apprentice" host position.

The Pelicans stud center was chilling with Sacramento Kings star Ben McLemore down in Anguilla at the Viceroy hotel. AD's down there for his Anguilla Youth Sports Foundation basketball camp, but we talked reality TV with him.

Davis explains why he thinks Magic would be great in the boardroom -- but also why you won't see him in the ballroom. Yes, Davis says he was offered a spot on "Dancing With the Stars" ... only to turn it down because ... well. Dude can't dance.

It's okay Anthony ... you can't possibly be as bad as this guy. 

New Lakers

Kobe Who??

7/22/2015 1:59 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

Three new Lakers were silenced by Kobe Bryant ... or at least a question about Kobe -- and the video is super awkward.

The Lakers held a news conference to introduce Roy Hibbert, Lou Williams, and Brandon Bass to the media -- and, naturally, one of the first questions was Mamba-related: "Any of you guys heard from Kobe, and if so, what did he say?"

Y'know when they say silence is deafening? This clip is full-on Helen Keller.

Apparently, these guys have learned the first rule of the Kobe Club.

Raymond Felton

I'm No Lindsay Lohan ...

Clears Up Gun Case

7/22/2015 12:13 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
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0722-raymond-felton-getty-01Dallas Mavericks point guard Raymond Felton knocked off 500 hours of community service to put an end to his odd gun case that seemed to start with a bitter divorce.

Felton pled guilty last year to a felony gun charge after his estranged wife turned in his gun to NYPD. The semi-automatic weapon had an illegal 20-round extended magazine, so ... he was screwed.

Felton's lawyer went into a Manhattan court Wednesday morning to show proof the ex-Knick completed his community service hours, and also paid a $5,000 fine.

That's how ya do it, LiLo.

Serge Ibaka

Matt Barnes Is Just a Clown ...

But I'll Still Kick His Ass

7/22/2015 10:20 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
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The next UFC superfight might just have a little NBA flavor to it  ... 'cause hoops star Serge Ibaka tells TMZ Sports he's serious about battling Matt Barnes ... he's just gotta win a championship first.

In case you missed it ... Barnes went on ESPN's "SportsNation" earlier this week and blasted Ibaka, calling him a "fake tough guy" and saying he's desperate to fight OKC's big man.

Ibaka fired back on Twitter ...  asking UFC honcho Dana White if he'd be interested in (awesomely) putting the NBA stars in the Octagon. But last night in Hollywood, Serge seemed to dismiss Barnes as more of a clown and less of a fighter. Nonetheless, he says he'll still kick Barnes' ass ... after he's taken care of one important piece of biz.

Check it out ... we think Kevin Durant and Russell Westbrook will have to step in for this fight to happen.

DeAndre Jordan

I've Got the Cure ...

For Bitter Mavericks Fans

7/22/2015 7:29 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

DeAndre Jordan knows it's coming, knows he's gonna catch it -- the absolute WRATH of Dallas Mavericks fans, but last night he could NOT care less ... for one awesome reason.

DJ celebrated his 27th birthday with a bunch of NBA pals at Mastro's Steakhouse in Bev Hills, and on his way out addressed the inevitable -- the Clippers' first game in Dallas and how the fans will treat him.

Watch the video ... 'cause DeAndre's response makes it clear he's soooo FULL of something, and that's dessert.

Seriously. Try the butter cake.

NBA's Udonis Haslem

Buys Miami Pad

For Woman Who Raised Him

7/21/2015 11:03 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
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0721-udonis-hasiem-getty-01Three time NBA champion Udonis Haslem just did something pretty awesome ... he bought a pretty sick 6 bedroom home for the woman who raised him ... just to say "thank you."

FYI -- the Miami Heat player's biological mother Debra battled drug addiction when Udonis was a child ... so he was raised by his stepmother ... Barbara Wooten. 

Now, we've learned Haslem has hooked up Barbara with a brand new $326k pad in Miami Gardens -- it's 6 bedrooms, 4 baths, 3,640 square feet ... and  Haslem foot the bill. 

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We reached out to Udonis for comment -- who told us, "I am blessed that God has provided me the opportunity and ability to provide for my family."

He added, "I wouldn't be here without her. She raised me since age 3. I can never repay her and all I can do is show my gratitude."

Pretty great, right? 

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