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Matt Kemp

Matthew Ryan "Matt" Kemp (born September 23, 1984) is a Major League Baseball (MLB) outfielder for the Los Angeles Dodgers. Kemp was drafted by the Dodgers in the sixth round of the 2003 MLB Draft and made his major league debut in 2006. In 2011, Kemp led the National League in runs scored (115), total bases (353), OPS+ (171), WAR (10.0), home runs (39), and runs batted in (126). Additionally, he became the first player to finish in the top two in both home runs and steals since Hank Aaron in 1963. Kemp attended Midwest City High School in Oklahoma, where he was a standout in basketball and baseball. He was teammates with Shelden Williams on the varsity basketball team that won the state title their junior year. Kemp, along with Williams and three other teammates, was accused of raping a 19-year-old woman at the time of a high school all-star basketball tournament on January 20, 2002, at the Columbus, Ohio Hyatt hotel. The players were suspended from the team during the investigation. The woman did not press charges, and the district attorney opted to not pursue the matter due to a lack of evidence. Kemp was drafted by the Los Angeles Dodgers in the 6th round of the 2003 draft, and

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Matt Kemp -- Turns Two at Hollywood Nightclub ... Smokin' Hot Chicks

Matt Kemp
Turns Two at Hollywood Nightclub Smokin' Hot Chicks

L.A. Dodgers star Matt Kemp took advantage of his day off yesterday and hit the Hollywood club scene -- only to drive off with two hot ladies ... one of which was an absolute smokeshow. TMZ… READ MORE >

Matt Kemp -- Screw Donald Sterling ... I'll Post My Own Pics with Magic!

Matt Kemp
Screw Donald Sterling I'll Post My Own Pics with Magic!

L.A. Dodgers star Matt Kemp -- one of the black guys Donald Sterling wouldn't allow on V. Stiviano's Instagram -- has responded to the disgraced Clippers owner ... with a pic of his own. Kemp… READ MORE >

- 140 days ago
Donald Sterling -- The Magic Johnson Picture That Triggered Racial Rant

Donald Sterling
The Magic Picture That Triggered Racial Rant

This is the picture that triggered the conversation between L.A. Clippers owner Donald Sterling and his girlfriend ... the conversation in which he said he did not want her bringing Magic Johnson… READ MORE >

- 143 days ago
Matt Kemp Reacts to Sterling Audio -- 'Racism Is Kind of Old'

Matt Kemp
Reacts to Sterling Audio 'Racism Is Kind of Old'

L.A. Dodgers superstar Matt Kemp has just spoken out about being mentioned in the new Donald Sterling recording ... saying it would be "tough" for him to attend Clippers games as long as Sterling… READ MORE >

- 143 days ago
Matt Kemp -- I'm NOT Beefing with Marshawn Lynch ... He's The Original 'Beast Mode'

Matt Kemp
I'm NOT Beefing with Marshawn Lynch He's The Original 'Beast Mode'

Marshawn Lynch may have blocked Matt Kemp from "Beast Mode" ... but Kemp tells TMZ Sports, he's got NO PROBLEMS with the running back -- in fact, he respects the guy. Both Kemp and Lynch have been… READ MORE >

- 239 days ago
Matt Kemp -- Jameis Winston Could KILL it in the MLB

Matt Kemp
Jameis Winston Could KILL it in the MLB

Jameis Winston just got a HUGE endorsement for his dreams of playing in the MLB ... 'cause Matt Kemp tells TMZ Sports, Winston has the athletic skills to be the next great two-sport athlete.The… READ MORE >

- 252 days ago
Matt Kemp -- I'm NOT Dating Khloe Kardashian ... We're Just 'Friends'

Matt Kemp
I'm NOT Dating Khloe We're Just 'Friends'

Matt Kemp is NOT filling Lamar Odom's shoes ... telling TMZ Sports there's no romantic relationship with Khloe Kardashian, despite rumors to the contrary -- they're just "friends."The L.A. Dodgers… READ MORE >

- 268 days ago
Matt Kemp & Khloe Kardashian -- Tight Lipped and 'Taking it Slow' on the Dating Front

Matt Kemp & Khloe K.
Tight Lipped and 'Taking it Slow'

Dodgers slugger Matt Kemp is trying to keep silent about the rumors he's hooking up with Khloe Kardashian -- but TMZ Sports has learned there's definitely something cooking between them.Our… READ MORE >

- 275 days ago
Matt Kemp -- Gimps to the Jay Z Concert ... My Ankle's Healthy Enough for Hip Hop

Matt Kemp
Gimps to Jay Z Concert Ankle's Healthy Enough for Hip Hop

He's still too injured to play, but L.A. Dodgers star Matt Kemp refused to let his busted ankle keep him from the Jay Z show last night ... and TMZ Sports has the footage. Kemp -- who had major… READ MORE >

- 281 days ago
Dodgers Star Matt Kemp -- Rollin' to the NLCS ... By Himself

Dodgers Star Matt Kemp
Rollin' to the NLCS ... By Himself

It's bad enough that he can't play, but injured Dodgers star Matt Kemp isn't traveling with the team either -- and TMZ has video of the All Star gimping his way through LAX today on a scooter.… READ MORE >

- 342 days ago

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