Shaquille O'Neal's truck was booted ... for the second time.
And he reacted by choking the tow man ... for the second time.
Don't worry, Shaq didn't hurt the guy -- it was a playful choking -- and just like last time, the NBA great got off the hook without having to pay a cent.
It all went down in front the Instanblue Lounge in Georgia earlier this week where Shaq was hanging with friends ... and when he emerged, he noticed a guy putting a boot on his ride.
The booter is Spence Beck of ABS Booting -- who tells us just like last time, Shaq was super nice about the whole ordeal and explained that the whole thing was just a stupid mistake.
"The pay box is old-school, and Shaq didn't push his money through the slot all the way."
In the end, Spence says he pulled off the boot and let Shaq go ... and just like last time, the two made a video to remember the moment.
Boxer 'Kid Chocolate'
My Wife's the Real Champ
After 36 Hour Labor!!!
9/1/2014 12:15 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
Talk about stamina ... boxing champ Peter "Kid Chocolate" Quillin tells TMZ Sports his wife is the REAL bad ass in the house after giving birth to their son after a 36 hour labor!!
Peter -- the reigning WBO middleweight champ -- says his son Joaquin was born last Saturday ... 8 pounds, 2 ounces ... and he's already got a nickname, "King."
"There is nothing comparable to witnessing your child being born ... I cried tears of joy."
But Peter says he couldn't be more proud of his wife -- "She's a true champion. She was in labor for 36 hours and was calm during the delivery."
And get this ... Peter says he already has big plans for his son -- "He will be a future champ and I just know we are going to shake up the boxing world!!!"
Devon Sawa and Shane West
Hang Out at Local Wrestling Show
8/31/2014 10:39 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
"Idle Hands" and "Final Destination" star Devon Sawa came face-to-face with fellow aughts heartthrob Shane West at Pro Wrestling Guerrilla's "Battle of Los Angeles" in Reseda on Saturday night.
We're told both guys were approached by fans throughout the night to take pics, and they happily obliged.
Sawa posted the photo on Twitter, writing, "Look who I bumped into" while West wrote he had "an absolute blast" at the event.
I'M PRODUCING MOVIES NOW!
8/31/2014 9:50 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
Baron Davis has the Hollywood bug -- telling TMZ Sports he's working on a career as a movie producer ... and already has projects in the works.
The former NBA All-Star was out in L.A. this weekend when he told us all about his big plans -- and says there's one thing he hopes his fans can take away after seeing his stuff on the big screen.
Check out the clip.
SF 49er Ray McDonald
Arrested for Domestic Violence
8/31/2014 9:50 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
San Francisco 49ers defensive lineman Ray McDonald was arrested early Sunday morning on allegations of felony domestic violence.
Police in San Jose, CA tell TMZ Sports ... McDonald was arrested at his home at around 3:00 AM. No other details were known.
Earlier this week, NFL commisioner Roger Goodell announced the NFL would hand out stiffer penalties for players accused of domestic violence. The league took harsh criticism when it suspended Ray Rice for just two games following his domestic violence incident earlier this year.
Donald Sterling & Shelly
Reconcile for 60th Anniversary
How Can You Resist This Body?
8/31/2014 1:00 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
Despite the fact he called her a "pig" in open court ... despite the fact he's STILL suing her ... Donald Sterling got together with estranged wife Shelly to celebrate their 60th anniversary on the beach ... and TMZ Sports has the shocking photo.
The two put their insanely nasty war on hold last weekend -- and bathed their bodies in the sun at the Balboa Bay resort in Newport Beach.
Multiple sources connected to the couple tell us they decided to get together to celebrate their 60th anniversary ... but they still consider themselves very much estranged.
As one source put it, "It looks weird from the outside ... but it's just the way they are."
Sure, Donald trashed the hell out of Shelly for the past couple of months ... but at the end of the day, his bank account is up $2 BILLION.
Can't stay mad at that forever.
Cut by the
St. Louis Rams
8/30/2014 1:38 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
The St. Louis Rams cut Michael Sam on Saturday, after making him the first openly gay player to be drafted by an NFL team back in May.
Sam could still be picked up by another team. If he clears waivers, he can sign with any team and he could still end up with the Rams on their practice squad.
Speaking about the decision to cut Sam, Rams head coach Jeff Fisher told the media, "There was no distraction. Mike fit in very, very well, he was fun to be around. There was no issue there."
Transferred to Las Vegas
New Mug Shot
8/30/2014 12:57 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
War Machine has now been transferred to Clark County Detention Center in Las Vegas where he will faces charges in the alleged beating of porn star Christy Mack.
As TMZ first reported, the former MMA fighter was captured at a hotel in the Los Angeles area after he avoided police for days following the alleged beating of Mack and her new boyfriend at her home in Las Vegas.
He had been held in the Ventura County Jail until his transfer on Saturday.
NFL Player Quintin Demps
Cost Me Serious Cash!
8/30/2014 10:09 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
NFL safety Quintin Demps knows firsthand about the price of rookie hazing ... his initiation into the big boys league didn't cost him his pride or dignity ... it cost him a boat load of money
The New York Giant was out recently when we asked him about what every first year player is going through right now ... rookie hazing.
Demps says he was a rookie under Andy Reid, so the hazing was kept to a minimum ... with the exception of an insanely pricey meal ... and some takeout chicken.
On 'Purge' Hoax:
'Thought I Was Gonnna Have to Shoot People'
8/30/2014 8:50 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
Lakers star Nick Young thought he was gonna go into real-life survival mode after hearing that a real "purge" was going down in Chicago ... telling TMZ Sports, "I thought I was gonna have to shoot a couple people."
Of course, the "Purge" rumors were just a hoax -- with people trying to scare the public into thinking the "everything is legal for 24 hours including murder" plot from the "Purge" movies was going down in 2 major cities.
But Young didn't know it was a joke on Tuesday -- and tweeted as if it were real ... saying, "So they got a real life purge in Chi-town and Milwaukee that's crazy. We need to wake up for real if that's true."
Eventually, Nick realized he'd been had -- but you gotta hear what he says when we asked him about in L.A. last night ... pretty funny stuff.
Dwyane & Gabby
We're Getting Married
In a Castle!
8/30/2014 12:30 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
Here ye, here ye ... Dwyane Wade and Gabrielle Union are swapping "I dos" today in a famous MOATED CASTLE hidden away in Miami, FL ... TMZ Sports has learned.
The place is called "Chateau Artisan" -- considered one of the coolest pieces of property in the country ... and it's also where Birdman shot his 2010 music video for "Fire Flame."
Dwyane and Gabby have been going to extreme lengths to make sure their wedding is super private ... which is why this ultra-guarded estate PROTECTED BY A MOAT appealed to the couple.
We broke the story ... the couple is making their guests sign confidentiality agreements -- and have also banned social media from the event.
As for the property -- we're talkin' 19,000 square feet, 8 bedrooms, 7.5 baths ... and sits on 14 acres.
Sources tell us workers have been on the property for the past couple of weeks making sure the place looks PERFECT for the couple's big day.
And this might be all you'll see ... unless someone at the party DARES to tweet.
Taps Michael Jordan's Violinist
To Perform at Wedding
8/30/2014 12:15 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
Dwyane Wade's wedding will be classical ... with a hint of Michael Jordan ... because he hired the famous hip hop violinist that MJ signed to Jordan Brand back in 2009 .... TMZ Sports has learned.
We've learned ... D-Wade and Gabby reached out to Lee England Jr. -- the very first non-athlete to sign with Jordan Brand -- and asked him to perform at some point in the evening.
England Jr. -- known as the "Michael Jordan of the Violin" -- is no stranger to celebrity events ... he performed at Donald Trump's NYC penthouse 3 times last year and is a regular at NBA games.
No word on what songs are on England Jr.'s set list -- but if the Wade's dig Beyonce, dude does a killer version of "Drunk In Love."
Flashes Injured Hand
After Motorcycle Accident
8/29/2014 3:20 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
David Beckham didn't walk away clean from that motorcycle accident after all -- we just saw him at LAX with his hand in a cast.
Becks held up his damaged right mitt as he walked into the terminal with his kids, and photogs asked how he was feeling after laying down his bike on Sunset Boulevard yesterday.
We broke the story ... Beckham was leaving a tattoo parlor when he swerved to avoid paparazzi, according to our Becks sources -- which explains why he didn't feel like saying much to paps about his cast.
The good news ... his face moneymaker looks unscathed.