There could be a slurricane heading for Oakland ... 'cause rap legend E-40 says if the Golden State Warriors squad wins the NBA title, they'll get UNLIMITED booze from his winery for the rest of the year!!!
FYI -- E-40 is a major player in the booze biz ... he's the owner of the Earl Stevens Selections wine company ... and also puts out the "Slurricane" cocktail drink.
He's also a HUGE Warriors fan ... and made the team the following offer:
"If they win the Western Conference I will supply them with a celebration toast with Slurricane."
"If they win the NBA Finals, the whole team will get as many bottles of my Mangoscato wine from Earl Stevens Selections as they want until next season begins."
Mr. 40 adds, "I am very confident they are going to bring the title back home and do it for the YAH AREA!!!! We won’t stop 'til we get a ring!"
More proof Shaqis really REALLY strong ... he just did a full set of seated rows at the gym using all of the weight on the machine .... PLUS AN ENTIRE CHRIS WEBBER.
The two former NBA stars and current TNT employees hit the gym together in Cleveland ... where Shaq decided to show off a little bit.
Check out the clip ... Shaq says he's going to lift C-Webb "instead of take shots" -- which could be a reference to the drama involving Webber and his old Fab Five teammates.
FYI -- Webber has been going back and forth with Jalen Rose stemming from a rift over a documentary about their legendary college hoops days at Michigan. Maybe Shaq was suggesting they worked it out already.
And if not ... it's still a pretty incredible feat of strength -- Chris reportedly weighs about 245 pounds.
For Carlos Boozer black is the new black -- the Lakers forward just dropped $50k to cover his Mercedes Benz in darkness, and TMZ Sports has pics of the finished product.
Boozer just copped a brand new 2015 Mercedes Benz G63 for $200k, but before cracking the door ... he shipped the whip down to the Auto Firm in Miami to get it blacker than Snooki after a 3 day weekend on the Jersey shore.
Alex Vega, who runs the joint tells us Boozer had them paint the whole thing "satin black" ... and then jacked it up to add Avorza 22-inch wheels and a brand new body kit.
The only non-black items added to Boozer's ride -- some sweet LED lamps embeded in the front bumper.
Revenge is a dish best served by Steph Curry, at least according to rapper Too Short ... who is bummed the L.A. Clippers got bounced from the playoffs before his Golden State Warriors could get a shot at them.
Too Short is happy his beloved Dubs are getting it done, but outside Warwick in Hollywood ... he told us he's kinda pissed their playing in Houston right now, instead of Staples Center.
Short is definitely holding a grudge about something -- check it out.
The Atlanta Hawks' best defense against LeBron James during home games might be their badass organist who keeps the fans turnt up, and has 2 Chainz and Ludacris hanging on every note.
Sir Foster's become a breakout star during the Hawks' playoff run by busting out renditions of songs by Chris Brown, Outkast, Lady Gaga, Bon Jovi ... pretty much every genre of popular music. He tells TMZ Sports it's all thanks to Craigslist.
Foster says he landed his dream job when "the team put out a Craigslist ad for an organist. I had zero experience playing sporting events, but I figured, 'I have nothing to do today,' so I went."
He nailed that audition 6 years ago -- and now that the Hawks are dominating deep into the playoffs, he's getting national recognition, and local celebs dig him too. "I've gotten a lot of support from artists like Ludacris, 2 Chainz, Pastor Troy and The Dream."
Foster says the key to his success is staying away from traditional (aka boring) stadium music -- "I play the songs people in Atlanta like to listen to."
Common sense would tell you a rapper doesn't have the power to "curse" NBA players, but just in case ... the Golden State Warriors aren't taking any chances.
The Dubs tweeted rapper Lil B Friday afternoon in an effort to get on his good side, and to thank him for allegedly waging voodoo against Houston Rockets guard James Harden. They wrote, "#THANKYOUBASEDGOD @LILBTHEBASEDGOD."
B hasn't officially cursed Harden yet -- that will come before Game 3 if The Beard doesn't apologize for stealing his "cooking dance."
Even the Atlanta Hawks are afraid of the man who calls himself "The Based God," tweeting, "Dear @LILBTHEBASEDGOD: We're not like the others. Please show mercy and spare us #THEBASEDGODSCURSE. Sincerely, The Hawks."
Kobe Bryant's on his last leg -- the upcoming season will be his last in the purple and gold ... according to Lakers GM Mitch Kupchak.
Kupchak was on SiriusXM NBA radio when he dropped the mild bombshell -- saying that Kobe "has indicated to me that this is it" ... referring to the 2015-16 NBA season. Everyone knew this was the last year of Kobe's Lakers contract, but some fans held out hope he could keep it going for another season.
But Kupchak said, "There have been no discussions about anything going forward. I don't think there will be. He hasn't indicated that he wants to continue to play."
It's unclear if he meant retiring from the Lakers -- or from the NBA altogether -- but the GM isn't guaranteeing Kobe will hang 'em up just yet. Kupchak admitted that in a year this could all change.
Give Atlanta mayor Kasim Reed some credit -- even in the face of a dominant LeBron James ... he's picking his beloved Hawks to take out the Cavaliers.
Reed was out in L.A. on Thursday night when he made his prediction -- we're not shocked he's riding with the Hawks ... but the odds are stacked against them. DeMarre Carroll is nursing a bad knee, their best defender is out with a broken leg, and they've lost home court advantage.
Oh yeah, and LeBron.
So, the shocking part is the number of games he thinks the birds will need to come out on top. He's pretty much saying tonight is a must-win.