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WNBA's Brittney Griner

Wins 'Mugshot of the Day'

... On Sheriff's Website

4/24/2015 9:05 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE

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WNBA superstar Brittney Griner won ANOTHER big award Thursday ... "Mugshot of the Day" ... a title bestowed upon her by the people at the Maricopa County Sheriff's Office. 

As we previously reported, Griner and her fiancee Glory Johnson were each arrested on Wednesday for domestic violence after an argument at their Arizona home turned violent.

The M.C.S.O. posted their mugshots on their official website -- as it does with EVERY mugshot -- where they ask users to vote for their favorite mugshot of the day.

On Thursday, Brittney won by a landslide. 

So ... congrats? 

Brittney Griner & Fiancee

WE'RE NOT BREAKING UP ...

After Dom. Violence Arrests

4/23/2015 3:47 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
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0423_Brittney-Griner_glory_johnson_gettyWNBA superstar Brittney Griner says her engagement to Glory Johnson is STILL ON ... despite their domestic violence arrests this morning ... TMZ Sports has learned. 

Griner's attorney Michael Cantor tells us ... "The last few months have been an extremely stressful time for Brittney and Glory. They will continue to work through these hardships together."

As we previously reported, both Griner and Johnson -- who's also in the WNBA -- were arrested for assault in Arizona this week after cops say they attacked each other during a heated argument. 

The couple has been engaged since last year and are scheduled to get married on May 8th. 

Griner's attorney did not say if the two will be pushing back the wedding date in light of the arrests -- but says the two are determined to "handle this family matter."

Cantor adds, "Glory and Brittney sincerely apologize for the distraction this has caused their families, respective teams, the WNBA, sponsors and fans."

WNBA's Brittney Griner & Fiancee

Arrested for Assault

Allegedly Attacked Each Other [Update]

4/23/2015 7:41 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
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update_graphic_red_bar9:06 AM PT -- According to the police report, obtained by TMZ Sports, Brittney told cops the two had been fighting for days and were having serious "relationship issues."

As for the specific incident, cops say there were several people at the home when Brit and Glory began to argue -- and the fight turned physical. 

Cops say Brittney admitted to throwing a dog bowl at the wall -- and then the two began fighting.

Glory's sister eventually called police because people "couldn't get them pulled apart" and she didn't want anyone to get hurt.

When cops arrived, officers say Brittney had several cuts -- and a bite wound. Glory was bleeding from the lip.

The WNBA says it's actively investigating the incident. update-grey-gray-barWNBA superstar Brittney Griner -- and her WNBA star fiancee Glory Johnson -- were both arrested for allegedly attacking each other in Phoenix yesterday ... TMZ Sports has learned.  

Law enforcement sources tell us cops were called to Griner's home around 4:30 PM on Wednesday -- after receiving a call about a domestic dispute between the two women. 

When cops arrived, we're told officers observed "minor physical injuries" on both Brittney and Glory. 

Both women were arrested and booked by the Maricopa County Sheriff's Office for assault and disorderly conduct. Griner and Johnson were released around 4 AM on Thursday. 

Griner plays for the Phoenix Mercury.

The two got engaged last August and had been planning to get married next month in Phoenix. No word if the wedding is still on. 

Glory and Brittney had been gushing about each other on social media in the days before the arrest.

In fact, Brit posted a pic of the two kissing on Tuesday with the caption: "EveryDay Every Second! I fall for you like I fell way back before I had the nerves to even approach you! My Queen My Rock My Universe!"

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WNBA's Brittney Griner

I Wouldn't Play In Indiana

'I Don't Want to Be Discriminated Against'

4/8/2015 7:07 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE

WNBA superstar Brittney Griner is taking a hard stand on the Religious Freedom Restoration Act in Indiana -- saying if the Women's Final 4 was in the Hoosier State, she would've BOYCOTTED. 

Griner -- who's openly gay and set to marry her GF Glory Johnson later this year -- was at LAX last night when she told us, "If the Women's Final Four was there, I damn sure wouldn't have went."

She added, "I wouldn't want to be discriminated [against]."

Griner says she's happy that powerful people like NCAA president Mark Emmert have openly opposed the Indiana law -- saying, "It definitely helps. When people are quiet and don't say anything about it, it doesn't help. People think it's OK."

Ex-NFL Star Willis McGahee

HUUUGE CRUSH

... On WNBA Star

11/7/2014 9:03 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF
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110714_willis_mcgahee_launchWillis McGahee's a man who knows what he likes ... and he REALLLYY likes WNBA star Maya Moore.

The former NFL running back was hosting a charity event at Couture nightclub in Hollywood Thursday night when he told us he's got a big crush on the 25-year-old basketball phenom.

By the way, he's not the only huge sports star infatuated with Moore -- DeMarcus Cousins had a thing for her back in the day ... but Maya shot him down.

Willis hopes he stands a better chance ... even delivering a personal message for her.

Good luck.
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WNBA Star Brittney Griner

SLASHED by Knife-Wielding Man

11/4/2014 2:25 PM PST BY TMZ STAFF
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1104_brittney-griner_gettyWNBA superstar Brittney Griner got knifed by a mad man in China who chased her and some of her teammates as they got onto a team bus.

According to Griner's rep, the Phoenix Mercury player suffered a cut on her elbow during the attack on Monday, but the injury wasn't bad enough for her to go to a hospital.

Griner is playing for a Chinese team during the WNBA offseason. She was leaving practice in Beijing at the time of the attack.

The rep says the man actually ran onto the bus with Griner and the other players -- cornering them for about 5 minutes ... before voluntarily leaving. Griner was wearing a thick winter coat which apparently protected her from a more serious cut.

She posted a video of police cornering the suspect after the left the bus.

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Britney Griner

Jailbird Superfan Deserves To See Lebron!!

... From Jail

10/11/2014 12:35 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE
101014_brittney_griner_launch WNBA superstar Britney Griner has a message for the Ohio man begging to be released from jail so he can watch LeBron James play next year ... dude, get a TV.

The All-Star center was at LAX when TMZ Sports asked her about Jason Goudlock, an Ohio prisoner who made headlines for asking for parole from his 20-year sentence ... so he could watch the Cavs.

Peep the clip -- anyone expecting some sympathy from the 6'8" ball swatter will be sorely  disappointed.

Tough on scorers, tough on crime.

Lisa Leslie

Short Guys Can Land Tall Girls

... Just Not Me!

8/7/2014 2:30 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
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080714_lisa_leslie_launchLisa Leslie thinks there's nothing worse than being a little man, but says short guys should go after tall girls anyway ... just not her.

Leslie was doing a little food shopping Wednesday in Calabasas when our photog asked her if she had any advice for all the short guys trying to get with tall chicks.

The WNBA legend made it clear ... short dudes are not her thing, but she did give one diminutive Hollywood leading man props for pulling it off.

Kareem Abdul-Jabbar

GREATEST NBA PLAYER EVER

... Says Michael Cooper

2/25/2014 8:38 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF
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022514_michael_cooper_launch_v2It's not LeBron ... it's not Jordan ... not Magic, Bird or Shaq -- the greatest NBA player of all time is Kareem Abdul-Jabbar ... so says ex-NBA star Michael Cooper.

The Coop -- who just took the head coaching gig with the WNBA's Atlanta Dream -- was at LAX yesterday when we asked him to name the best pound-for-pound baller in the history of the league.

"I have to go with Kareem Abdul-Jabbar," Cooper said ... "He had the most unstoppable shot."

Cooper would know ... he played with Kareem for years during his stint with the Lakers.

One more thing -- Cooper also gave props to ex-teammate Magic Johnson for saving the entire WNBA.

Lakers -- they stick together.

Kenyon Martin

Rips NBA Jerseys

No Man Should Wear Sleeves!

2/17/2014 10:13 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF
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Kenyon Martin doesn't just think those special sleeved NBA jerseys are ugly ... he thinks they're emasculating -- telling TMZ Sports they belong in the WNBA!

The New York Knicks star was leaving Greystone Manor this weekend ... when we asked how he felt about the sleeved unis NBA teams had to wear during the Christmas Day games.

"I think they're WNBA jerseys," Martin said.

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"I had to go with it, it's the job, you got to wear the company uniform ... so, it is what it is."

He adds, "It's all about money at the end of the day ... do I agree with it? No. Do I understand it? Yeah."

Martin also talks pets -- and why he believes it's important for a big man to have a big dog ... pretty funny stuff.

Mark Cuban

WNBA Is a GREAT Investment

... for Magic Johnson

2/10/2014 12:35 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF
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Magic Johnson is going to SAVE the WNBA ... or at least the L.A. Sparks ... so says Mark Cuban who tells us if there's anyone who bring the team back from financial ruin, it's their new celebrity owner.

Shocking, considering the Sparks are BROKE ASS BROKE -- they haven't made a profit in years and were expected to lose another MILLION DOLLARS this season.

But that was before Magic and his ownership group stepped in ... and now Cuban (who knows a little something about investments) says it's the perfect move.

TMZ Sports: Do you think Magic can turn the Sparks into a success?
Cuban: "Yes yes yes. I love it. It will be great. Plus with his Dodgers ownership he will have a promotional platform."

Fun Fact -- the Sparks actually led the league in attendance over the past two seasons.

Good luck, Mr. Johnson.

Magic Johnson

I'm Proud My Son's a 'Rich Kid'

He's Gonna Be a Huge TV Star

2/8/2014 12:25 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF
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Magic Johnson's son EJ is BLOWING UP as a reality star on "Rich Kids of Beverly Hills" ... and the NBA legend tells TMZ Sports he couldn't be PROUDER!!!

In fact, Magic says he thinks the shameless E! reality show will springboard EJ into a TV superstar -- and predicts it won't be long before the kid has his own show.

Magic really couldn't be a more supportive parent -- especially after the way he had EJ's back when his son revealed he's gay.

There's more .. Magic also talks about recently buying the L.A. Sparks and also takes another shot at the Lakers. Check out the clip.

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Chamique Holdsclaw

GUILTY

In Crazy Gun Attack on Ex-GF

6/14/2013 5:00 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
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0614-Chamique-Holdsclaw-gettyWNBA legend Chamique Holdsclaw just pled GUILTY in that crazy attack on her ex-GF -- where she FIRED A GUN inside the woman's car -- but she won't spend a single day behind bars.

TMZ broke the story ... Holdsclaw -- one of the WNBA's all-time greats -- was arrested in Atlanta last year. Cops say the 35-year-old trailed Jennifer Lacy's car in November, then attacked it with a baseball bat and fired a gun into the backseat while Lacy was inside the vehicle.

Earlier today, Holdsclaw pled guilty to 2 counts of aggravated assault, 4 counts of criminal damage, and 1 count of illegal firearm possession.

But despite the fact she FIRED A GUN ... Holdsclaw wasn't sentenced to any jail time ... instead, she got 3 years’ probation, a $3, 000 fine ... and is not allowed to possess a gun for the next 3 years.

She's also been ordered to stay away from Lacy and complete anger management ... along with 120 hours of community service.

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