Herschel Walker says he's paying the price for supporting Donald Trump -- telling TMZ Sports he's been dropped from multiple speaking engagements for publicly backing the GOP candidate.
Walker was one of Trump's first big celebrity endorsers -- praising his former "Celebrity Apprentice" boss as a brilliant man who will truly make America great again.
But after he went public, Walker says he started getting axed from speaking gigs -- most recently getting canceled from an event in California because organizers were afraid Walker would attract anti-Trump protesters.
Walker wouldn't name the groups who 86'd him -- but says it's happened at least 3 times in various states.
In fact, he spoke about the situation this week on the "TMZ Sports" TV show on FS1.
Despite the backlash, Walker says he will NOT stop supporting Trump -- insisting he's the best man for the job.
The President just announced he finally "hung it up" -- and will no longer play competitive basketball games.
54-year-old Obama revealed the move during a phone call with Cleveland Cavs coach Ty Lue -- saying he actually "hung it up about 2 years ago."
The reason? Fear of injury.
"You know, I had too many friends ... seen that achilles pop ... being in a boot for 6 months."
For years, Obama was a regular in pick up games -- and was praised for being a pretty good player. In fact, he once played in a game with LeBron, Dwyane Wade, Magic Johnson, D-Rose and Carmelo Anthony.
Now, it seems those days are over -- but there are reports B.O. wants to own an NBA team after he's done being the leader of the free world.
Jesse Jackson is not just applauding the Democratic sit-in ... he firmly believes it's picking up where the Civil Rights Movement left off in the '60s.
The Rev was on Capitol Hill Thursday morning -- before the demonstration was suspended -- when he explained why he thinks the Dems can't back down on demanding at least a vote on gun control legislation ... no matter how much backlash they get for it.
Jackson had NO problem with the sit-in participants singing "We Shall Overcome." Some critics think they belittled the importance of Civil Rights protests -- but Jackson says, "It's the same struggle led by the same people."
Democrats staging a sit-in on the floor of Congress won't go hungry -- we spotted their food order on its way into the Capitol ... and it's pretty damn ironic.
A couple carts full of Chick-fil-A food were toted in by Congressional interns. We get it ... protesters gotta eat, but consider this: The push for gun control legislation was prompted by Omar Mateen's heinous attack on a gay nightclub -- and Chick-fil-A's ownership has a long history of opposing LGBTQ rights.
To be fair, the company's undergoing an image makeover, and has contributed tons of food and money to relief efforts in Orlando.
Harvey threw a fundraising shindig at his NYC home, and celebs swarmed the joint. Jennifer Lopez, Vera Wang, Leo DiCaprio, Martha Stewart, Sarah Jessica Parker, Matthew Broderick and Bethenny Frankel plunked down serious cash for the meet-and-greet.
Hillary's way ahead of Trump in the fundraising dept.