TMZ

TMZ SPORTS

  • FS1
    M-T-Th-F:
    9:00 PM PST

    W:
    9:30 PM PST

Justin Timberlake Crashes Wizards' Gym ... Makes It Rain from Halfcourt!!!

3/19/2018 7:39 AM PDT
Breaking News

Here's Justin Timberlake reminding us of his superior genes, yet again -- poppin' by an NBA court and swishin' deep balls without breaking a sweat. 

This time, JT hit up the hardwood where the Washington Wizards practice in D.C. ... and proceeded to sink 3 straight bombs -- two from the beyond the arc, and one from HALF-COURT.

If this seems familiar, it's probably 'cause we spotted Justin at Staples Center about a year ago -- getting wet like Kobe in his prime. 

Eat your heart out, Biebs

Cavs' Rodney Hood Kevin Love Changed the Game for Us ... We're Humans, Too

3/18/2018 12:25 AM PDT
EXCLUSIVE

Kevin Love's getting mad love from one of his teammates for talking openly about a panic attack he experienced earlier this season ... and spreading a positive message about mental health awareness.

"A lot of times people don’t look at us as humans, and we go through stuff all the time as well," Cavs SG Rodney Hood told TMZ Sports outside Craig's in L.A.   

Love, DeMar DeRozan and Wizards SF Kelly Oubre have all opened up about their personal issues in recent weeks -- and Hood says it's huge not only for the NBA brotherhood, but the millions of fans they're reaching.

Rodney told us he expects a lot more players to join the conversation ... and K-Love deserves a ton of credit for helping to start the trend.

True that.

Nancy Pelosi & Barbara Lee Hey, Donald Trump ... We're Huge Warriors Fans

3/1/2018 10:24 AM PST
Breaking News

Congresswomen Nancy Pelosi and Barbara Lee crashed the Warriors vs. Wizards game Wednesday in D.C. -- and if ya couldn't tell, they LOVE their hometown Dubs ... unlike Donald Trump.

Pelosi and Lee hit up Steph Curry and the gang outside the Warriors' locker room after they got the W ...  thanking the NBA champs for their trip to the nation's capitol, where they snubbed Trump in favor of hangin' with local youth.

But before the meet-and-greet, the SF and Oakland democratic reps got their fangirl on in the stands!! (Dope scarf, Nancy ... but Barb wins with her custom "The Town" jersey.)

“They make us proud ... they are civic leaders. We are huge fans,” Lee told the Washington Post

FYI, Pelosi invited the Dubs to hang with her in D.C. after POTUS pulled their White House invite ... but the fact that she sought THEM out says a lot.

Guessing they'll hook her up with better seats at Oracle ...

John Wall Hits Nightclub After Losing to Lakers ... 'No Beef' with LaVar

10/26/2017 7:41 AM PDT
EXCLUSIVE

John Wall wasn't too bummed out after losing his "No Mercy" game against Lonzo Ball's Lakers -- hitting up Warwick nightclub ... and telling TMZ Sports there's no bad blood. 

The Washington Wizards star vowed to punish the rookie for all the trash talk his dad, LaVar Ball, had been spouting off leading up to Wednesday's matchup at Staples Center. 

But Wall and the Wizards came up short -- losing to the Lakers in overtime -- and after the game, he took out his frustrations at the club! 

Wall says he's not holding a grudge with the Balls -- or anyone for that matter -- and focused his energy on having a good time. 

As for LaVar ... he celebrated the victory by taking a bow to the crowd. He's loving this.  

NBA's Morris Twins Not Guilty In Basketball Attack

10/3/2017 4:13 PM PDT
Breaking News

NBA players Marcus and Markieff Morris have just been found not guilty of beating a man to a bloody pulp after a 2015 youth basketball game.

Both Marcus (who plays for the Boston Celtics) and Markieff (who plays for the Washington Wizards) appeared in an Arizona courtroom on Tuesday where they were acquitted on aggravated assault charges. 

As we previously reported, the brothers were accused of joining 3 others guys in a brutal beatdown of Erik Hood, a former acquaintance ... after Hood allegedly sent inappropriate texts to the mother of the twins. 

The jury began deliberating Monday afternoon and had a verdict on Tuesday. It's huge for the Morris brothers considering they were facing possible prison time if convicted. 

NBA's Kelly Oubre Jr. 'I'm Not a Lesbian' ... I'm a Grown Man!

9/28/2017 9:26 AM PDT

Washington Wizards baller Kelly Oubre is setting the record straight -- saying he's "NOT a lesbian" ... despite what some fans say.

The 21-year-old rising star was talking to CSN Mid Atlantic about some of the crap he gets from opposing fans ... and dropped this shocker. 

"People call me a lesbian a lot. They think I look like a female girl or a teenage girl or something."

So, why the lesbian jabs? Oubre says he thinks he knows why ... 

"I understand I'm a pretty dude. They might be mad that their wife likes me or something."

But to be clear -- "I'm not a lesbian. I'm a grown man."

"I've heard that multiple times. I guess it's something to try to get under my skin, but at the end of the day I know who I am."

And now you know. 

Nick Young Inadvertently Started the Gilbert Arenas Gun Drama

9/8/2017 10:49 AM PDT
EXCLUSIVE

Nick Young says he taught JaVale McGee everything he knows about the card game Bourre ... which might be a problem since it was THAT game that ignited the biggest gun standoff in NBA history. 

Here's the deal ... Kevin Durant recently praised JaVale's Bourre card game skills during an interview with Bill Simmons

So, when we saw Swaggy P -- one of JaVale's old Washington Wizards teammates -- we asked for his take. 

That's when Young bragged that he taught JaVale the game back when J.M. was a rookie -- and intentionally taught him the WRONG way to play so he'd lose. Funny. 

The only problem is that it was an infamous game of Bourre on a Wizards team jet back in 2009 between JaVale, Gilbert Arenas and Javaris Crittenton that led to the gun showdown. 

As Gilbert has previously explained, JaVale won a particularly contested hand -- a hand Javaris was pissed about because he thought it was a misdeal. He blamed Gilbert and things escalated from there.

Young jokes that when it comes to card games, JaVale just has that "Shaqtin' a Fool" karma. 

True that. 

Wizards Fan Knocks Out Celtics Fan At Game 7

5/16/2017 6:25 AM PDT
Breaking News

A Washington Wizards fan socked a Boston Celtics fan in the face at the TD Garden during Game 7 -- dropping the dude into the seats ... while nearby fans cheered them on. 

Unclear what started the fight, but the man in the John Wall jersey reached back and clocked the dude -- while the victim was still clutching his cell phone.

Another Celtics fan tried to jump in and help out his fallen comrade ... but the damage was already done.

We spoke with cops who say no one was arrested at TD Garden on Monday. 

Meantime, we got a photo of the aftermath ... it was bloody. 

Nick Young NBA Hazing Pic Surfaces ... Hog Tied In Hotel Bed

3/30/2017 11:05 AM PDT
Breaking News

Swaggy P got the stripper treatment during his rookie hazing back in 2007 ... and Gilbert Arenas just provided the photo proof. 

Nick Young was a 1st round pick of the Washington Wizards -- where Arenas was a superstar at the time. 

One of the hazing rituals Young had to endure ... he was hog-tied in his hotel room surrounded by cash. 

Arenas called it "50 Shades of Nick" and added, "Welcome to stripping game playa."

Wonder how this would go over in 2017? 

Marcin Gortat That Ass

3/27/2017 7:15 AM PDT
EXCLUSIVE

Here's Washington Wizards center Marcin Gortat taking 3 chicks home from Nightingale Plaza nightclub in L.A.

It's good to be an NBA star. 

Paul Pierce John Wall Doesn't Hate Bradley Beal ... Feud Reports Are B.S.

10/8/2016 12:35 AM PDT
EXCLUSIVE

There's no inner war between Washington Wizards teammates Bradley Beal and John Wall -- so says NBA superstar Paul Pierce, who says reports of a feud between the two are straight-up wrong. 

Wall has said in the past that "we have a tendency to dislike each other on the court" -- but said their issues are resolvable as long as they come together and talk things out. 

But Pierce -- who played for the Wizards during the '14/'15 season -- says straight-up, "They definitely get along. I was there."

Anything to the contrary, according to Pierce -- "False reports."

By the way, Pierce was leaving new L.A. hot spot, Catch -- and it's clear he's a V.I.P. because during the clip, the owner, Mark Birnbaum, promised to put his picture on the wall in the restaurant. 

Nice!

NBA's DeJuan Blair Vegas Battery Case Dropped ... Accuser Pissed

9/1/2016 12:45 AM PDT
EXCLUSIVE

NBA player DeJuan Blair will NOT be charged with battery for allegedly roughing up a woman outside of a Vegas nightclub ... and TMZ Sports has learned the accuser ain't happy about it.

We broke the story ... the former Washington Wizards player was booted out of Drai's nightclub after he allegedly picked up and tossed a woman out of the entry line. 

Blair was adamant he did nothing wrong -- and simply moved her out of the way when he was trying to get by. 

Security didn't buy it and kicked him off the property -- and cops issued him a misdemeanor battery citation

But according to Clark County court records, prosecutors decided not to move forward with criminal charges -- and dropped the case against the 27-year-old. 

We spoke to the alleged victim who tells us she was unaware the case was dropped -- and has been exploring her legal options, including a civil suit. 

Blair was banned from the property on the night of the alleged incident -- no word if he'll now be allowed back. 

NBA's DeJuan Blair Cited for Battery On Woman ... At Vegas Club

7/25/2016 12:20 PM PDT
EXCLUSIVE

NBA player DeJuan Blair -- who played for the Washington Wizards last season -- was cited for misdemeanor battery against a woman at a Vegas club this weekend ... TMZ Sports has learned.

Las Vegas Metro PD has confirmed ... officers were called to Drai's nightclub at The Cromwell around 1 AM Sunday morning to respond to a report of a man who allegedly got physical with a woman.

The alleged victim told police ... she was arguing with Blair over the line into the club when he picked her up and tossed her off to the side. The woman was pissed and retaliated by striking him back -- before calling for help.  

Sources tell us ... when cops arrived they checked security video and decided there was enough evidence to issue a citation to Blair for misdemeanor battery. He was NOT arrested. 

However, cops tell TMZ Sports Blair was also issued a "trespassing warning" from the property and told to leave immediately.  

People close to Blair tell TMZ Sports he's adamant he did not throw the woman -- as one source put it, "He simply moved her out of the way when he was trying to get by her. Nothing more."

As for the woman, we're told she refused medical treatment -- but she's still pissed and is considering a lawsuit against the NBA player.  

Around the Web