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Matt Barnes Pleads Guilty In Club Fight Case ... Punished

6/27/2017 7:54 AM PDT
EXCLUSIVE

Matt Barnes ain't going to jail for his role in a Dec. nightclub brawl in NYC -- but he will spend some time helping out the community per a plea deal in the case ... TMZ Sports has learned.

The Golden State Warriors star appeared in court Tuesday morning where he formally pled guilty to disorderly conduct and in exchange he was sentenced to 10 days of community service.

We broke the story ... Barnes and DeMarcus Cousins were in the middle of a violent altercation inside Avenue nightclub on Dec. 5 after he allegedly "butt bumped" a woman near his VIP booth. 

The woman claimed Barnes choked her. Barnes claimed he was merely defending himself

The NBA star was eventually arrested and charged with misdemeanor assault -- but he cut a deal with prosecutors to get a lighter sentence.

Barnes is due back in court in August for an update on the community service.

Of course, Barnes is also being sued by the victims in civil court -- they want Barnes and DeMarcus to pay up big-time for injuries they claim the players caused.

Zach Randolph Let's Build a Super Team In Memphis!

6/27/2017 7:05 AM PDT
EXCLUSIVE

Zach Randolph doesn't want to leave Memphis for a super team ... he wants to bring the super team to Memphis!! 

Z-Bo is entering free agency after 8 seasons with the Grizzlies and everyone wants to know what his next move is gonna be.

With "super teams" being the hot topic, we asked Randolph if he would consider pulling a Durant and joining a loaded squad like Golden State or Cleveland. 

"Memphis," Randolph replied ... "We're gonna build a super team there!" 

With Blake Griffin, Chris Paul and Gordon Hayward available, it's not completely out of the question ... though even Zach seems to acknowledge it's unlikely they'll end up in the BBQ capital of the world. 

We also talked about his teammate, Vince Carter, who's 40 years old -- and Randolph told us he thinks Vinsanity can ball in the NBA for at least another 4 years!!!

Zach says they don't call him "Half man, half amazing" for nothing. 

Taylor Swift Bizarre Congrats to Russell Westbrook ... Who She's Never Met

6/27/2017 6:30 AM PDT
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This is weird and fun ...

Taylor Swift just made a congratulations video for newly crowned NBA MVP Russell Westbrook joking with the guy like they've been buddies for years -- even though they've never met.

The Oklahoma City Thunder star got the award Monday night -- and hours later, Taylor released the video saying, "Russell, it’s Taylor. Remember? I was the one who taught you how to play basketball?"

She jokes that she taught him everything he knows about basketball ... he gave her the idea for "Shake It Off" ... and that they go back 20 years.

She then admits they've actually never hung out together once. 

Kinda funny. Kinda weird. Kinda sweet.

What's interesting ... Taylor really hasn't done any public interviews or appearances since February -- so this is sorta like her reintroduction to the spotlight. Who'da thunk she woulda used the NBA as a way in?

Who cares ... welcome back!

Kenyon Martin Phil Jackson's Old Ass Gotta Go ... He's Killing The Knicks

6/26/2017 3:45 PM PDT
EXCLUSIVE

Phil Jackson's too damn old to lead an NBA franchise and it's high time the Knicks kicked his geriatric ass to the curb ... so says ex-NBA baller Kenyon Martin, who just LIT UP the Zen master.

We caught up with K-Mart hangin' with BIG3 teammate Al Harrington in NYC ... and when we asked the former Knick what he thought about the state of the current team ... he went nuclear.

The takeaway?

Phil needs have his 70-something-year-old-ass reading AARP and fly fishing rather than running an NBA team.

Hey, KM's not the only famous guy blaming Phil. Right, Fat Joe?

Ice Cube's Big3 League First Games Brought Big Celebs

6/26/2017 12:32 PM PDT

Ice Cube's BIG3 league kicked off this weekend with its first games ... and with them came a gaggle of big-time A-listers to watch.

Cube held his first games Sunday in front of 15k fans at the Barclays Center in NYC, and besides the stars on the court, there were a ton of others in the stands. They included Whoopi Goldberg, LL Cool J, James Harden, Jalen Rose, Lou Williams, Paul Pierce, D'Angelo Russell, Naturi NaughtonFabolous, Michael Rapaport and others -- most of whom got some shots in with Cube ... photos, that is. 

The BIG3 league rolls on through the summer, and is scheduled to conclude with a championship game at the T-Mobile Arena in Vegas. Unless Floyd and Conor have something to say about it.

The games air tonight on FS1.

Big Baby Davis Clippers Are Done ... Blake Should Join Westbrook

6/26/2017 9:49 AM PDT
EXCLUSIVE

Glen "Big Baby" Davis says your Blake Griffin jersey is about to become a collector's item ... telling TMZ Sports the Lob City era is OVER ... and he knows exactly where Blake should go next.

We got the former Clipper (and Hollywood turn-up king) leaving Nightingale Plaza in L.A. and picked his brain about the future of his former squad.

If you hadn't heard, both Chris Paul and BG opted out of their contracts -- strong signs each man is looking outside of L.A. for the next gig.

Any Clippers fan looking for good news from Baby look away ... 'cause when our guy pressed him on the state of the team he had to concede he thinks it's all over.

Dwyane Wade Is That a Doggie Man Purse?! (Spoiler: Yes)

6/26/2017 8:31 AM PDT
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Here's Dwyane Wade taking a very expensive doggie for a walk ... a canine-shaped designer man bag and it costs a FORTUNE!!

Yes, this is fashion now ... and the designer is Thom Browne (who also makes man bags in the shape of penguins, turtles, whales, fish and boats). 

Price tag on Wade's pooch -- $2,600.

Wade is wearing the bag out in Paris -- where he's been on a fashion-driven trip with his wife, Gabrielle Union.

She also has a Browne bag. Her purse runs about $4,500.

It's good to be rich. Woof.

NBA Commish Adam Silver Turns Up On Gay Pride Parade Float

6/26/2017 7:02 AM PDT
Breaking News

NBA commissioner Adam Silver didn't just attend NYC's gay pride parade this weekend -- he was waivin' the rainbow flag and dancing his face off ... and it was AWESOME!!

Silver -- one of the most powerful figures in all of sports -- rode on the NBA float alongside the league's first openly gay player, Jason Collins

Golden State Warriors president Rick Welts -- who is openly gay -- also rode on the float with his partner, Todd Gage.

It's the second time the NBA has entered a float into the event. Last year, Silver started off walking beside the float until Collins convinced him to get on. Silver said he had so much fun last year, he couldn't wait to do it again! 

The Game: Lonzo Will Make Lakers Champs ... In 1 Season!

6/26/2017 6:14 AM PDT
EXCLUSIVE

The Game has a message for LeBron James ... GET ON THE LONZO BALL BANDWAGON!!!

Seriously, Game tells TMZ Sports the Lakers rookie will bring a 'chip to L.A. in ONE SEASON -- and advises LeBron James to come to join the Purple and Gold squad so he can be a part of the magic. 

When asked if he thinks Lonzo would play second fiddle to LeBron, Game shot back -- "Lonzo don't need no help."

LaVar Ball (and Grandpa Ball) is LOVIN' this clip. 

Tee Grizzley LeBron Tripled My Song Sales ... After Gym Jam Sesh

6/25/2017 12:25 AM PDT
EXCLUSIVE

LeBron James' bald-headed workout jam session has worked wonders for Tee Grizzley's bank account ... 'cause the Detroit rapper says his record sales have TRIPLED since LBJ posted a vid vibin' to his song.

We spoke with the 23-year-old up-and-comer about Bron's "First Day Out" shout-out just 2 days after the Cavs lost in the NBA Finals ... and T.G. says the move earned the King free concert tickets for life!!

The song already had millions of views on YouTube, but the "LeBron Effect" has brought a ton of new fans (and customers) to Grizzley's music ... and he shows us the financial impact by whippin' out $80k CASH in the middle of the airport.

Dennis Rodman Uses Women's Restroom at Airport ... While Bumping Staind

6/23/2017 2:45 PM PDT
EXCLUSIVE

He's worn dresses ... maybe that's why Dennis Rodman felt so comfortable using the women's restroom at Long Beach airport Wednesday night.

A female witness tells us she noticed Dennis in the airport around 9 PM -- but couldn't believe it when she saw The Worm walk straight into the women's restroom while blasting Staind's "It's Been Awhile" on his mini-speaker.

We're told he was inside for about a minute -- and acted normal while a bunch of confused women looked on ... some doing double takes.

Ultimately, he left without issue and went on his merry way ... continuing to play that Staind song.

NBA's Kentavious Caldwell-Pope Suspended 2 Games ... For Drunk Driving Arrest

6/23/2017 1:47 PM PDT
Breaking News

Detroit Pistons star Kentavious Caldwell-Pope has been suspended 2 games without pay for his March drunk driving arrest ... the league announced Friday.

He'll serve the suspension at the beginning of the 2017-18 season.

KCP was initially pulled over for speeding in Auburn Hills on March 29 when cops claimed they could smell alcohol and noticed his eyes were glossy.

During the incident, Caldwell-Pope told police he had 2 drinks of Hennessy that night -- but thought he was under the legal limit to drive. 

Police gave him a breathalyzer and he blew a .08, resulting in the arrest. KCP struck a deal with prosecutors in May in which he pled guilty to 2 lesser DUI-related charges. In exchange, he got 12 months probation.

Fat Joe Phil Jackson Ruined The Knicks ... 'He Stunk Up The Place'

6/23/2017 10:34 AM PDT
EXCLUSIVE

Fat Joe is flat-out pissed at Phil Jackson for turning his beloved New York Knicks into a dumpster fire ... and now he's legitimately worried he'll DIE before they start winning again.

We spoke with Joe Crack about the Knicks prez trying to trade star Kristaps Porzingis (among many other questionable decisions) ... and he says P.J. has no business being in the front office, 'cause he "stunk up the place."

"I hope I'm alive when we're good, it's just that f**ked up." Joe says. "The whole s**t is messed up."

Joe thinks the Blue & Orange are so hopeless, he even makes a plea to the basketball gods for a miracle.

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