Muhammad Ali Jr. was detained for 2 hours at the Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport ... and he's ready to sue because he thinks it's because he's Muslim.
Ali Jr.'s spokesman, Chris Mancini, tells TMZ ... his client was returning from Jamaica with his mother, Khalilah Ali -- Ali's first wife -- on February 7 when immigration officers stopped them. She got through, but he was taken to a small room for 2 hours and questioned.
Mancini says Ali's 44-year-old son was asked twice if he's Muslim, and also where he got his name. He was traveling on a U.S. Passport.
Ali Jr. is looking into suing the U.S. Treasury and Homeland Security over the incident. Mancini believes it hints at a larger issue of profiling and discrimination. He's interested in filing the lawsuit as a class action.
Worth noting ... Feb. 7 was 4 days after a federal judge put the kibosh on President Trump's immigration ban. U.S. Customs and Border Protections told us it can't comment on individual travelers, but "all international travelers arriving in the U.S. are subject to CBP inspection."
We now know why Jose Fernandez's marital status was listed as divorced in his death certificate -- he wasn't even old enough to drink when he got married back in 2012.
TMZ Sports did some digging and according to the marriage license we've obtained ... Jose and Alejandra Baleato Marichal got married in December 2012 in Tampa, Fla. They were both 20 when they tied the knot.
According to court records ... the marriage lasted only 18 months.
We broke the story ... Jose's death certificate listed him as having been divorced. We knew he had a pregnant girlfriend at the time of his tragic boating accident, but knew nothing about an earlier marriage.
Adrien Broner is high ... off life, telling TMZ Sports he's a responsible partier now ... "I don't drink no more."
We talked to Broner on his way out of Hollywood hot spot Le Jardin ... and as AB says, "y'all usually used to me coming out the club stumbling, but I don't drink no more. I'm sober. I'm partying sober."
Jose Fernandez was divorced at one point in his life, but it's unclear to whom he was married ... according to his death certificate.
TMZ Sports obtained the document and his marital status is crystal clear -- DIVORCED. It's interesting ... we know Jose had a pregnant girlfriend when he died last September in a tragic boating accident. The fact he'd been married before didn't come out previously.
The death certificate also confirms the Marlins pitcher's body was found in the ocean at 3:15 AM. He was cremated in Fort Lauderdale.
Shaq's playful beef with NBA player JaVale McGee just went NUCLEAR ... with the two men vowing to fight each other ON SIGHT after a series of menacing and threatening tweets.
McGee's been a target of Shaq's 'Shaqtin' A Fool' segment on "Inside The NBA" for years, and apparently had enough when the broadcast devoted a whole segment to his on court screw-ups Thursday night.
JaVale took to Twitter and blasted O'Neal, asking Shaq to kindly get his umm, peanut emojis out of his mouth ... you get the meaning, right?
Shaq wasted no time firing back ... leveling a direct physical threat at the Warriors big man that had ZERO of O'Neal's trademark levity.
"@JaValeMcGee34 don't be acting like u a g I'll smack the s**t out yo bum ass u da one that be looking stupid with your dumb ass #bumass."
Shaq then doubled down, making the threat a promise saying, "we gonna see how tough you are when I see yo ass."
McGee and O'Neal's rift has threatened to get serious before, including a time JaVale called Shaq a "coon" -- a terrible racially charged insult to a black man -- on LIVE TV ... but it's clear that things have now gotten outta hand.