With her racist husband banned from the arena, Shelly Sterling hit up Staples Center in L.A. last night to watch the Clippers play ... under new management.
As we previously reported, Shelly demanded to be recognized as the team's "Owner Emeritus" and "Clippers' Number 1 Fan" when she sold the team to Steve Ballmer for $2 billion ... and it seems like Steve is a man of his word.
Shelly sat right on the court during the Clip's victory over the Oklahoma City Thunder ... and cheered on all of the people who hate her husband.
We spoke with several Staples Center employees who tell us they had no problems with Shelly being at the game -- because they feel the beef isn't really with her ... it's with Donald.
Bill Clinton Cusses When He Golfs
... And It's Awesome!
10/31/2014 7:56 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
Kenny G is one of the best celebrity golfers alive -- and has played with some of the most famous people on Earth -- but he says there's a 4-letter reason Bill Clinton is one of his faves to play with.
The saxophone god was out in NYC yesterday and told us what's great about Bill is that he cusses when he plays ... just like everyone else ... which is awesome coming from an ex-president.
But even for a guy who appreciates some quality profanity, Kenny was SHOCKED when he learned that Michael Jordan referred to President Obama as a "sh**ty golfer."
Check out the clip -- Kenny also dishes about the huge celeb tourney he played in ... and explains why Jessica Alba stole the spotlight.
Huge Stars Out for Cavs Opener
... Bieber, Manziel, Strahan
10/31/2014 7:34 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
LeBron James was welcomed back to Cleveland last night by a huge band of celebs -- including Justin Bieber, Michael Strahan and even Johnny Manziel.
The Cavs lost in Bron's first game back with his home team -- but there was one guy in the stand who was happy about the upset ... Spike Lee ... notorious Knicks fan who traveled to Ohio to support his team.
Also in the stands ... Kendrick Lamar, David Beckham, Joe Haden and Kevin Hart.
It's almost as strong of a star-showing as the Knicks got in their home opener -- but the biggest celeb draw in the NBA is sill the Lakers ... at least for now.
I'm Like a Young Roy Jones Jr.
10/31/2014 6:55 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
Antoine Dodson says he's been training hard for his upcoming celebrity boxing match -- and tells TMZ Sports he truly believes he's like a young Roy Jones Jr.
Dodson -- who famously fought off a bedroom intruder a few years ago -- is set to take on a man who claims he's the actual burglar this weekend.
But Antoine says there was ANOTHER celeb he was supposed to fight first -- a famous person who really wanted to punch Dodson in the face.
Check out the clip -- and also watch Antoine throw his first punch in the video below ... yeah, he's like a young Roy Jones all right.
Royals Legend Bret Saberhagen
STOP BLAMING 3RD BASE COACH
... For World Series Loss
10/31/2014 6:20 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
People have to STOP blaming KC Royals 3rd base coach Mike Jirschele for NOT sending Alex Gordon to score in the bottom of the 9th during Game 7 ... so says Royals legend Bret Saberhagen.
The 2-time Cy Young winner was at LAX and explained why Jirschele made the RIGHT CALL by telling Gordon to hold up when the Giants were still trying to track down a line drive shot he smacked to left field.
"For me, I like the call," Saberhagen explained ... saying all it could've taken was one ball in the dirt to change history.
Question is ... with Madison Bumgarner pitching so well, what would you have done?
The Best Stadium For Tailgating Is ...
10/31/2014 6:05 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
Sorry Green Bay. Condolences Chicago. It ain't Oakland, either.
In fact, super chef Bobby Flay tells TMZ Sports there's only one stadium that comes to mind when it comes to be the best NFL tailgating food.
Flay also drops some knowledge about the hot new tailgating item that can turn your parking lot party into a delicious feast!!
Wrong About Obama's Golf Game
... Not That 'Sh**ty'
10/31/2014 12:45 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
Michael Jordan is dead wrong about Barack Obama's golf game ... with several sources telling TMZ Sports that the top man's skills are far better that the "sh**ty" rating MJ gave him.
His Airness spewed the trash-talk during an interview with Ahmad Rashad's Back9Network -- where he called Obama a "hack" and described the Prez's golf game as "sh**ty."
Well, we did some digging -- calling dozens of golf courses in states where Obama has played, and it turns out Barry ain't too bad ... turning in scores between 80 and 100 consistently.
Here are some of the reviews ...
Virginia: "He plays anywhere in the 80s on average. He's not horrible, but he certainly can't keep up with the best."
Maryland: "Our course is a little harder than the average one, and he hasn't ever broken 100 here. He's pretty awesome, though, to staff and visitors when he comes by -- a perfect politician."
Hawaii: "When he first started golfing, it was pretty rough. Surprisingly, though -- he's gotten significantly better. It's hit or miss with him, but he's around average. You have to give him credit, though ... it's a lot of pressure to have everyone watching "
Bottom line -- Obama's not the greatest golfer in the world ... but he ain't exactly crap, either.
Cedric the Entertainer
Giants Owe Kim K. & Kanye West Big
... For World Series Win
10/30/2014 3:25 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
Madison Bumgarner is getting all the credit, but Cedric the Entertainer says the San Francisco Giants had 2 other World Series MVPs -- Kim Kardashian and Kanye West.
TMZ Sports spotted the comedian in Calabasas and he admitted he was pulling for the Kansas City Royals ... since the Giants whupped his beloved St. Louis Cardinals.
But Ced is buying into the not-so-widely held theory that Kimye was a good luck charm for San Fran ... considering they got engaged at AT&T Park last year and also attended the Giants' Game 5 victory in SF.
Watch Cedric explain why Kim's the queen of good luck -- gotta love a good backhanded compliment!
I Was Sexually Abused As A Child
10/30/2014 1:12 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
Mike Tyson says he was sexually abused as a child ... by a man who snatched him off the street when he was only 7-years-old.
Tyson visited "Opie Radio" on SiriusXM earlier this week and opened up about how an old creepy man he didn't know abducted him and abused him roughly 41 years ago.
During the interview, Tyson explained ... "[the man] bullied me, sexually abused me and stuff ... snatched me off the street. I was a little kid. Never seen him again."
Mike says he never spoke with police about the incident.
When asked if he was emotionally scarred -- Mike told Opie he's just not sure.
San Fran Police:
40 TOTAL ARRESTS
2 People Shot in World Series Madness
10/30/2014 12:22 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
The stats are in from the chaotic World Series madness in San Francisco, according to the SFPD, and it's pretty shocking:
-- 40 total arrests
-- 9 police cars damaged
-- 3 officers injured
-- 2 people shot
We're told 29 of the arrests were for public intoxication.
As for the shootings ... the details are minimal, but we're told they both stemmed from the madness that ensued in S.F. after the Giants beat the Royals.
We're told both people who were shot are alive.
In the cases of the injured officers, we're told all 3 were hospitalized with injuries caused by flying glass bottles.
One officer suffered a "severe laceration" to the hand. Another was struck in the shoulder. And the third officer had an arm-wound.
The SF Fire Dept. also had a busy night -- putting out makeshift bonfires all over the city.
Hometown to Declare
'Madison Bumgarner Day'
10/30/2014 12:02 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
SF Giants hero Madison Bumgarner is about to get his OWN DAY in the town where he grew up ... with officials telling TMZ Sports there's even talk of a parade to honor the World Series MVP.
We spoke with an official from Caldwell County, N.C. -- population just over 80,000 -- who tells us Madison is the talk of the town ... everyone is so proud of their hometown hero after his legendary pitching performance against the Royals.
In fact, plans are already in motion to determine which day of the year will become "Madison Bumgarner Day."
We're told the only thing holding up the date selection is Madison's schedule -- because officials want to select a day when Madison is in town.
Officials tell us there are talks of throwing a parade in Madison's honor -- but those plans are not set in stone yet.
We reached out to Madison -- but as you can imagine, he's a pretty busy guy today.
Meantime, officials have already put up a billboard to honor Madison.
Pretty cool, right?
Ex-NFL Star Takeo Spikes
Pumped Me Up Before Games
10/30/2014 11:16 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
Former NFL linebacker Takeo Spikes says he had a secret routine before he would take the field on Sundays ... he'd fire up a Rachel McAdams movie.
Spikes -- who played 15 seasons in the NFL -- says McAdams flicks like "The Notebook," "Wedding Crashers" and "The Time Traveler's Wife" would get his mind right before a game.
"[Her movies take] me to a place where I'm very confident in myself," Spikes said ... "It's kinda like the calm before the storm."
FYI -- McAdams is reportedly dating her manager Patrick Sambrook ... but if they ever break up -- sounds like Takeo is hoping for a shot!
Barack Obama's a Sh**ty Golfer
... I'd Crush Him
10/30/2014 8:12 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
Michael Jordan just took smack talk to an entirely new level ... saying President Barack Obama is a "sh*tty golfer."
MJ made the comments during an interview with Ahmad Rashad on the Back 9 Network -- when Ahmad asked who the NBA legend would golf with in his dream foursome.
"I never played with Obama but I would," MJ said ... "But nah, I take him out. He’s a hack. It’d be ALL DAY playing with him."
Ahmad challenged MJ -- saying, "You really wanna say that about the President of the United States?"
To which MJ replied, "I never said he wasn’t a great politician, I just said he was a sh*tty golfer."
So far, no word back from the White House.
[h/t The Big Lead]