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Steph Curry Rocks 'Obama Sneakers' ... to Dominate Cavs

1/17/2017 7:21 AM PST
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0117-steph-curry-shoes-in-game-getty-02Yes he can. 

Steph Curry paid tribute to his favorite president Monday night ... rockin' a special pair of Obama-themed Curry 3 sneakers to play the Cavs ... complete with #44's signature on the bottom! 

Steph and Barack have been tight for years -- and the Golden State Warriors star felt MLK Day was the perfect occasion to honor the first African-American POTUS. 

The shoes are dope -- red, white and blue in color with the presidential seal and #44 on the tongue ... along with the words, "Back2Back."

It seems to be a reference to the 2 terms B.O. served as Commander-In-Chief. 

Curry also tweeted about the kicks, "Honoring our President Barack Obama today on court! He embodies the inspiration, faith & hope Dr. King stood for! We R Forever Grateful! #44."

FYI, Curry dropped 20 in the Warriors 126-91 domination of LeBron James and the Cavs.

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Luke Walton and Lamar Odom Ready to Team Up Again ... Maybe

1/15/2017 1:35 PM PST

Luke Walton really wants the world to sweat over the possible introduction of Coach Lamar Odom to the LA Lakers ... 'cause now they're grabbing dinner together.

We got the former Lakers teammates leaving The Lobster in L.A. Saturday night, with Lamar heading out first and Luke following soon after. 

There's one obvious question on everyone's mind ... and Luke seems to drop a hint with just one gesture. Hey, he's not saying no. 

Chris Rock DeAndre Jordan Is 'Best Jordan Since Michael'

1/12/2017 10:21 AM PST
EXCLUSIVE

DeAndre Jordan has a celebrity cheering squad helping him get to the NBA All-Star team ... with stars like Chris Rock, Adam DeVine and OT Genasis going to bat for the big man.

Rock put on his best DJ face and stated his case for why DeAndre belongs on the squad ... dropping some facts and not-really facts in his pitch to fans.

He also calls DJ the best "Jordan" since Michael.

Voting ends on Monday. So do it.

Miami Heat Team Jet Slides on Runway ... Everyone Safe

1/12/2017 6:04 AM PST
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0112-miami-plane-witi-01The Miami Heat team jet slid on the runway in a Milwaukee airport after landing Wednesday night due to heavy snow ... but fear not, no one was hurt.

It all went down around 9:20 PM at Milwaukee's General Mitchell International Airport. The jet was carrying the Miami Heat team and staff.

The team tweeted about the incident.

"Upon landing in Milwaukee tonight the team plane slid while taxiing but never left the pavement. Everyone on board has deplaned and is ok."

The Heat are set to play the Milwaukee Bucks on Friday.

Gilbert Arenas Sues Laura Govan Your Lawyer Brought Up Old STD Stuff Again!

1/11/2017 6:05 PM PST
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0111_gilbert_arenas_laura_govan_tmzGilbert Arenas is gunning for his ex-wife in court for repeating an STD claim about him that already cost her $110k ... TMZ has learned.

The ex-NBA star filed a defamation lawsuit against Laura Govan, as well as her attorney, Maya Shulman, over a December blog post about the longstanding war between the exes. In the post, Shulman said Laura was "stating a fact" when she accused Gilbert of giving her an STD.

As we reported, Gilbert won a hefty defamation judgement against Laura over that very allegation. In the new suit, he says Laura and her attorney clearly didn't learn their lesson -- and the December comment constitutes another instance of smearing his good name.

He says Shulman dug her own grave when she issued a retraction -- in the comments section of the blog -- admitting she doesn't "know any 'fact' that supports" Laura's STD claims. Gilbert says it proves she knowingly made a false statement.

He adds the retraction didn't come until 2 weeks later, and was NOT prominent on the site. He's suing both women for damages.

We reached out to Shulman, but haven't heard back.

Allen Iverson Michael Jordan Is Too Old ... For 3-On-3 League

1/11/2017 12:25 PM PST
EXCLUSIVE

Michael Jordan is too old to compete in Ice Cube's new 3-on-3 league for retired NBA players ... so says Allen Iverson, who tells TMZ Sports MJ's teeth are a little too long to still get it in on the court.

We got Iverson out in NYC at the official news conference for the BIG3 summer league (AI's gonna be playing and coaching) and wanted to know if we could look forward to Michael Jordan showing up.

Why ask Iverson? Allen made his NBA bones against MJ back in '97 crossing over His Airness in a moment most saw as Iverson's arrival, and the beginning of Jordan's departure.

Iverson says Jordan won't get his shot at revenge ...  because at 53 he thinks Father Time is playing lockdown defense on MJ.

Thank you, Iverson ... if Michael wasn't thinking about playing before ... we GUARANTEE he is now.

Kenyon Martin 'George Karl's a Clown ... I Don't Want to Talk to Him'

1/11/2017 11:36 AM PST
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There will be no Kenyon Martin/George Karl peace summit ... the ex-NBA star says the guy is a "clown" and his explanation he gave for the hurtful things he said in his book is BS. 

Kenyon was out in NYC hyping up BIG3 when we asked for his thoughts on Karl. He told TMZ Sports he regretted the way he spoke about Kenyon's father situation in his new book. 

It's clear Martin isn't even close to forgiving Karl and has absolutely no desire to work things out with his former coach. 

Rajon Rondo Didn't Take Team Bus to Game ... Here's Why

1/11/2017 9:36 AM PST
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Rajon Rondo didn't get on the team bus with the rest of the Chicago Bulls to travel from the hotel in D.C. to the Verizon Center Tuesday ... but the team insists it has NOTHING to do with his beef with head coach Fred Hoiberg.

TMZ Sports spotted Rondo getting into a private car at his hotel before the Bulls played the Wizards -- while the team bus was parked right outside. 

The timing is interesting since Rondo has voiced serious displeasure with Hoiberg over his recent 5 game benching. 

But a rep for the Bulls tells TMZ Sports there's a perfectly good explanation for Rondo traveling solo.

"On game days, Rajon often goes to the arena early before the team bus departs the hotel. We have few players who will do this when they want to get in extra work pregame."

Rondo played 27 minutes in the Bulls' loss to the Wizards but went off on Hoiberg after the game -- saying his benching was "bulls**t."

Maybe it's best they travel separately ...

Boosie Badazz Meets Metta World Peace 'I Was In Lockdown When You Hit That 3!'

1/10/2017 4:06 PM PST
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Cool moment in the TMZ offices when Boosie Badazz met Metta World Peace -- and bro'd out right on the "TMZ Sports" TV show

Turns out, the Louisiana rap legend is a HUGE Lakers fan -- and told Metta he remembers watching him hit that famous 3 pointer in Game 7 of the '10 NBA Finals while he was locked up in prison.

At the time, Boosie was locked up in the Louisiana State Penitentiary on drug charges ... and says Metta's shot was a bright spot during his incarceration.

Metta was equally stoked to meet Boosie ... saying the Lakers are always bumping his music in the locker room. Metta also told Boosie he was a "champion" for turning his life around after prison. 

There's A LOT more on the "TMZ Sports" show Tuesday night on FS1 -- including Metta's take on the new George Karl video, Lamar Odom's possible coaching move and Mike Tyson's diss track.

Check out "TMZ Sports" weeknights on FS1.

Allen Iverson Joining Ice Cube's 3-On-3 League

1/10/2017 2:52 PM PST
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0110-allen-iverson-gettyThe Answer is returning to the court!!

Allen Iverson has committed to be a coach/player in Ice Cube's new 3-on-3 basketball league -- joining a list of ex-NBA stars that includes Kenyon Martin, Jermaine O’Neal and Jason Williams.

The league -- founded by Cube -- is set to kick off in June.

Iverson is 41 years old ... but does he still got game? We'll find out!

[H/T The Vertical

George Karl Admits Book Screwup Handled Kenyon & Carmelo the 'Wrong Way'

1/10/2017 1:33 PM PST
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George Karl is finally expressing remorse about the controversial comments he made about Carmelo Anthony and Kenyon Martin ... saying, "I think I said that the wrong way."

Karl came under fire for a passage in his new book that said guys like Melo and Kenyon didn't know how to act like men because they didn't have fathers in their lives growing up.

Kenyon blasted Karl as a coward and terrible person.

We saw the ex-NBA coach in NYC moments ago and asked if he regretted what he wrote. He wouldn't go as far to say, "Yes" ... but he doesn't exactly defend his work either.

Karl also has a message for Carmelo.

Ex-NBA Player Orien Greene Arrested for Creepy Butt Rub

1/10/2017 7:39 AM PST
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Ex-NBA player Orien Greene -- a 2005 2nd round pick -- was arrested in Florida on Monday morning after officials say he snuck into 2 homes and rubbed a sleeping woman's butt. 

Yeah ... creepy. 

According to the police report obtained by TMZ Sports, the 34-year-old ex-Boston Celtics player entered the first home early in the morning and went to the master bedroom where he encountered a 56-year-old woman lying in bed.   

Greene then left without further incident and went to a 2nd home across the street ... where he allegedly went to the bedroom and saw a 40-year-old woman sleeping in bed. 

Greene allegedly kissed the sleeping woman on the neck and "rubbed her butt."

The woman woke up and started yelling ... Greene allegedly booked it and went to his girlfriend's house (which is in the same neighborhood).

Cops found Greene and booked him for felony burglary and misdemeanor battery ... and then he posed for the saddest mug shot ever.  

Lamar Odom I Wanna Coach With The Lakers ... I've Talked with Luke

1/10/2017 12:45 AM PST
EXCLUSIVE

Lamar Odom says he's still intent on returning to the NBA ... but on the sidelines ... telling TMZ Sports he's reached out to Lakers coach Luke Walton about a spot on the staff.

Odom's been intent on getting back in the league, saying at Kobe's farewell game that he fully expected to one day be back on an NBA roster.

It's seems he's changed his focus ... because when we got him out in L.A. on Monday he told our camera guy his return will still happen ... but as a coach.

Odom says he's serious and has already spoken with Luke about his future with the franchise.

If you think it's impossible, you're dead wrong ... Odom's still one of the most well-liked players in Lakers history ... and was lauded for his IQ on the court during his playing days.

Only left to be seen if he can stay on the straight and narrow ... which everyone is hoping he can.

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