Check out the clip ... Porter says Fisher was "dead wrong" -- and sums up her opinion about the NY Knicks coach in 3 words: "Trifling, trifling and more trifling."
NBA's Thabo Sefolosha
In NYC Cop Clash
10/9/2015 7:12 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
NBA player Thabo Sefolosha was found NOT GUILTY on all counts stemming from a violent altercation with NYPD officers back in April ... opening the door for a civil suit against the NYPD.
As we previously reported, Thabo was taken into custody on April 8th -- after cops say he was obstructing officers from investigating the stabbing of NBA player Chris Copeland near 1 OAK nightclub.
Thabo says he sustained a major injury to his leg that night at the hands of the NYPD -- which forced him to miss the remainder of the NBA season and put his career in jeopardy.
Thabo was charged with 3 misdemeanors -- obstruction, resisting arrest and disorderly conduct/refusing to move.
We posted footage of the arrest on TMZ Sports -- which showed cops putting Thabo in a headlock and pulling him to the ground. At least one cop brandishes his nightstick.
Cops say Thabo was acting in an aggressive manner ... which justified the use of force. Thabo's attorney said BS ... and claimed the video essentially exonerates his client of any wrongdoing.
Prosecutors offered Thabo a plea deal -- but he rejected the offer because he wanted to clear his name.
Thabo was with then-Atlanta Hawks teammate Pero Antic at the club the night of the incident. Antic was also arrested for disorderly conduct and obstructing authorities, but the charges were later dropped because cops say he was just trying to calm Thabo down.
UFC's Nick Diaz
Surfaces At Hollywood Club
... Props to Cher
10/9/2015 6:42 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
Diaz -- who was hit with a 5 year suspension by the Nevada State Athletic Commission after testing positive for weed -- was leaving 1 OAK nightclub on the Sunset Strip Thursday night with a pretty thick unemployment beard.
So, we had to ask about Cher!
As we previously reported, tons of huge stars have expressed their outrage over Nick's punishment -- including Cher -- who's trying to rally people to force the NSAC to overturn the ban.
Can Cher save Diaz's career? Stay tuned ...
I'm Just Being Miley
10/9/2015 6:20 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
Here's NBA star Jeremy Lin showing off his new hairdo during a Charlotte Hornets workout in China ... a haircut that sorta looked familiar.
It's your party you can do what you want ...
4 Expensive Cars Up In Flames
... In Trailer Fire
10/9/2015 12:50 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
Floyd Mayweather's pricey car collection took a massive hit this week -- when a trailer transporting Floyd's Bentley and 2 Rolls Royce whips burned down to the ground ... TMZ Sports has learned.
We're told the truck was transporting Floyd's rides from Vegas to Miami when something went wrong just outside of Phoenix, Arizona on October 7th at 1:31 AM ... and the entire unit went up in flames.
You can see in the pics, the cars were burnt to a crisp -- including one of Floyd's custom Jeeps.
It's unclear how the fire started -- but Arizona State Troopers confirm the incident and say there were no injuries reported.
TMZ Sports contacted the transportation company and confirmed the cars were shipped through Obi Okeke at Fusion Luxury Motors -- Floyd's longtime car guy.
We reached out to Floyd and Okeke -- no comment from either one.
I Could Forgive Bieber
... But There's a Catch
10/8/2015 4:06 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
Rousey arrived back in L.A. to get back to training for her big fight against Holly Holm -- when we asked about the 2014 incident when Bieber blew off her 16-year-old sister who asked for a picture at a media event.
"If my little sister forgave him, I could," Ronda said.
Rousey has previously said her sister was so hurt by the incident, she STOPPED BEING A BELIEBER!
So, how can Bieber get Rousey's sister to forgive him? Maybe start with a picture ...
Drake & Serena
We're Not Engaged
10/8/2015 2:46 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
The Internet was buzzing this morning with rumors that Drake had popped the question to the tennis star and she accepted ... but it just ain't true.
Drake's rep tells us, "The rumor is completely untrue."
The two have been spending a lot of time together lately -- and finally busted out the PDA last month ... so, it's probably not entirely out of the question. But for now, pump the brakes on that wedding talk.
Out for the Playoffs
... After Medical Procedure
10/8/2015 2:30 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
Well this sucks ... the Dodgers just announced legendary broadcaster Vin Scully will miss working the playoffs after undergoing a medical procedure Thursday morning.
The Dodgers wouldn't say what the procedure was -- but insist the 87-year-old Hall of Famer is resting comfortably.
Scully made the decision to sit out the post-season on the advice of his doctors.
Still, the Dodgers insist Scully WILL return to the broadcasting booth next year for his 67th season with the team.
Surfaces In D.C.
Do I Look Beat Up?
10/8/2015 1:59 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
Fisher and the NY Knicks just arrived in Washington D.C. to play the Washington Wizards Friday night.
We asked Fish if he thought there was any chance he could salvage his relationship with Barnes -- but to no one's surprise, he didn't exactly wanna talk about it.
No Criminal Charges for Fisher Incident
... Cops Say
10/8/2015 12:28 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
Cops tell us they did respond to an incident and a police report was filed regarding the altercation -- but officers say the case "was reviewed and there is no basis for criminal charges."
As we previously reported, a witness at the home says Barnes struck Fisher in the face and a fight ensued. However, the NY Post is reporting that Fisher did not want to pursue charges against Barnes.
Stephen A. Smith Can't Win Against Durant
... Let It Go, Bro
10/8/2015 11:40 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
Rose sat down with Charlamagne Tha God on "The Breakfast Club" when he talked about fellow ESPN staffer Stephen A. Smith essentially threatening Durant on-air after KD called him out about his reporting.
Jalen seemed to agree with everyone who found it crazy that a member of the media would wage a personal war against a superstar ... telling the gang if it were him, he would have let the whole thing go.
Too late ...
Punched Derek Fisher In the Mouth
... Witness Says
10/8/2015 10:19 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
Matt Barnes punched Derek Fisher in the mouth with a closed fist during their melee in L.A. this past weekend -- and only stopped fighting when one of Matt's kids begged them to stop ... a witness tells TMZ Sports.
We spoke with a family member who was at the home when the incident went down ... and we're told Barnes was heated from the moment he walked in the door and saw his former Lakers teammate in the home.
We're told Barnes berated Fisher for dating his estranged wife Gloria Govan -- saying he felt disrespected because they've been good friends for years. The witness says Barnes made it clear he felt betrayed by Fish.
Fisher stood up to Barnes and an argument broke out -- the witness tells us Barnes threw a punch that hit Derek square in the mouth.
We're told Derek fought back and "was holding his own" -- until several people, including Gloria, rushed in to try to break it up.
But the fighting didn't stop until one of Matt's children came into the backyard and begged the men to stop fighting. We're told that pretty much ended things.
Matt eventually left the home. We're told both men were bleeding from the scrap.
We reached out to both Barnes and Fisher for comment. No word back.
Barnes just addressed the incident during a Grizzlies workout session -- calling the whole thing a "personal matter" and saying he's going to let the "legal process" take place.
Matt also said he and Derek were good friends at one point -- but clearly, that friendship is over.
Boxer Victor Ortiz
Pleads Not Guilty
In Country Music Beatdown
10/8/2015 10:07 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
Boxer Victor Ortiz is adamant he did NOT assault a country music fan at a Jason Aldean/Kenny Chesney concert back in July ... and pled not guilty in court moments ago.
We broke the story ... Ortiz -- a former "Dancing with the Stars" contestant -- was arrested on July 25th when officials say he and his brother beat the living daylights out of a guy at the Rose Bowl.
Victor was charged with misdemeanor assault and battery. His brother was charged with battery causing serious bodily injury.
If convicted, Victor faces up to 2 years in county jail ... which is a big deal, considering he's got a budding movie career with roles in flicks like "Southpaw" and "The Expendables."
Vic and his brother are due back in court next month.