JJ Redick Scraps Podcast With LeBron After Taking Lakers Job

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JJ Redick is a content creator no more -- the Los Angeles Lakers head coach just announced he's putting his podcasting career on hold after accepting his new gig with the Purple and Gold.

The former NBA sharp-shooter revealed the status of his "Mind The Game" podcast with LeBron James during his introductory press conference on Monday ... and it's bad news for fans of the show.

"For the time being, and hopefully it's a very, very long time, I am excommunicated from the content space," Redick said minutes ago. "There will be no podcasts. We'll do something when I have a breather from what we have coming up -- I'm gonna be drinking from a fire hose for the next month."

Jalen Green and Draya Michele Don't Have Time For Any Haters 'We Don't Care!!!'

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Jalen Green and Draya Michele aren't letting the haters on their relationship get to them ... telling TMZ Sports the critics can think what they want!!

We caught the couple -- with their new baby girl in tow -- as they were out and about in West Hollywood this week. While many people have voiced their opinion on the couple's 17-year age gap ... they are not letting the haters get to them.

"We try to stay off the internet and not really listen to that kind of stuff," 39-year-old Michele said. "We block it out and mind our business."

NBA's Talen Horton-Tucker Home Broken Into ... $170K In Jewelry Allegedly Stolen

A Los Angeles-area home belonging to NBA guard Talen Horton-Tucker was broken into earlier this week ... and law enforcement sources tell TMZ Sports cops believe the suspect made off with $170,000 in jewelry.

We're told the break-in -- or at least part of it -- was actually captured on camera ... showing the thief entering the property by jumping over a back fence -- before leaving out of one of the residence's side yards.

Thankfully, our sources say no one was home at the time of the burglary -- as Horton-Tucker was not in town. We're told it was a house sitter who discovered it and reported it to police.

Joe Mazzulla Gets Mural Treatment In Boston ... Covers Up Vandalism

A Boston Celtics mural in Massachusetts that was defaced by some jerks just got a facelift -- getting a fresh coat of Joe Mazulla's grill to hide all the vandalism!!

The OG art -- displayed in Cambridge -- featured Jayson Tatum, Derrick White, Jaylen Brown and Mazzulla ... but at some point during the Celtics' playoff run the last few weeks, it was destroyed by a curmudgeon.

In pics of the defacement, obtained by TMZ Sports ... you can see the individual scribbled, among other things, "F*** Celtics" all over the image of Tatum.

Jaylen Brown Hits Celtics Parade With WNBA Star ... Sparks Dating Rumors

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The Boston Celtics' championship parade came and went -- and while it was a pretty laid-back affair, the big takeaway is who joined Jaylen Brown for the celebration.

Eagle-eyed viewers spotted WNBA star Kysre Gondrezick sitting in Brown's duck boat as it made its way from TD Garden through the Beantown streets on Friday in honor of the Celtics' 18th NBA title.

Kysre -- a member of the Chicago Sky -- looked rather thrilled to be with the Finals MVP ... smiling as Brown waved to the tons of fans in attendance.

Marcus Jordan I'm Single A.F. ... Not Dating Gab Wright

Marcus Jordan wants the world to know he's NOT dating the woman he was spotted with in Paris this week ... setting the record straight about his dating life and confirming he's proudly "single AF."

TMZ Sports shared the video on Thursday ... showing Michael's son chopping it up with a woman named Gabrielle Wright at the Amiri fashion show.

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Gab actually shared video from the event ... and the two didn't even sit right next to each other.

Celtics Star Derrick White Fixes Chipped Tooth ... Just In Time For Parade!!!

Derrick White got his pearly whites fixed amid his victory bender ... making time for a trip to the dentist to correct his chipped tooth ahead of the Celtics' championship parade!!

The breakout star revealed his new look ahead of the big bash in Boston on Friday ... saying he went through a lengthy procedure to get his smile right again.

Of course, White put it all on the line in Game 5 of the Finals -- he dove for a loose ball and got tangled up with Dallas Mavericks player Dereck Lively ... and as a result, he lost part of his front tooth.

Al Horford I'm Coming Back!!! ... Gunning For Ring #2

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It took Al Horford 17 years to win his first NBA title ... but he's hoping he can double his ring collection next season -- telling TMZ Sports he's 100% NOT retiring and is returning to the Boston Celtics.

We spoke with the longtime vet fresh off his team's championship win over the Dallas Mavericks in the Finals ... and while many might assume he'd consider ending his career on the highest of notes, the 38-year-old told us that's absolutely not the case.

"There's no question about it," Horford said while working a shift at Raising Cane's in Boston. "I don't know why those speculations were out there, that I was, like, retiring. But I'm still playing and I'm very excited for next season."

JJ Redick Hired As Next Lakers Coach

JJ Redick is the guy for the Los Angeles Lakers -- the ex-NBA player was reportedly just hired as the organization's next head coach.

ESPN's Adrian Wojnarowski dropped the news on Thursday ... saying after a thorough interview process, Redick was offered the gig and has already started building his staff.

The Lakers reportedly also interviewed names like Danny Hurley, James Borrego and Sam Cassell ... and also had interest in Kenny Atkinson, Mike Budenholzer and Ty Lue.

Kendrick Lamar Concert Of The Year Post-Drake Beef ... Cameos Galore, Gang Unity

Kendrick Lamar put on one of the biggest hip hop moments in recent memory Wednesday night in Inglewood ... and there were a lot of highlights on the heels of the Drake beef.

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The concert served as the ultimate victory lap in what many have called a crushing win against Drizzy in their recent rap battle -- and the reason is pretty clear ... KL played "Not Like Us" 5 times in a row, and the instrumental even closed out the show!

Kendrick made sure Juneteenth 2024 will go down in history ... West Coast DJs Hed and Mustard opened the show and offered no shortage of cameos and hype music for the crowd.

DeRozan, Westbrook 'Pop Out' With K. Dot At L.A. Show ... LeBron In Attendance

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Kendrick Lamar's "Pop Out" concert in L.A. looked something like NBA All-Star Weekend ... with LeBron James, Russell Westbrook, DeMar DeRozan and James Harden all attending the massive event -- and two of the superstar ballers even hopped onstage!!

K. Dot set the world on fire during his Juneteenth unity celebration at the Kia Forum on Wednesday ... where he performed his iconic Drake disses for the first time, as well as all the classics from his discography.

Bron, Russ, DeMar and Harden were all present for the epic night of music ... and when the time came for Kendrick to perform "Not Like Us" (several times in a row, mind you), Westbrook and DeRozan were right by his side -- as well as DJ Mustard, who produced the scathing track.

Jalen Green, Draya Michele WeHo Lunch Date With Baby Girl

Houston Rockets star Jalen Green and his girlfriend, Draya Michele, hit the town for a lunch date on Wednesday ... and they brought their little bundle of joy along!!

TMZ Sports caught up with the parents at Cecconi's in West Hollywood just minutes ago ... and the two had their newborn baby girl in tow.

Jalen and Draya -- who have been linked to each other since August 2023 -- welcomed the addition to their families on Mother's Day (May 12) ... so, understandably, they requested we not conduct the kid's first interview just yet.

Celtics' Cedric Maxwell Trolls Magic, Other Lakers Legends 'How 'Bout Them Apples?!'

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The Boston Celtics are ridin' high after winning their league-leading 18th NBA championship, and former star Celtics hooper turned team broadcaster Cedric Maxwell is ensuring the world knows where the best franchise resides -- and it isn't L.A.!

Maxwell, a 2x NBA champ with the Celtics who was named Finals MVP in 1981 (he played in Boston from 1977-1985), joined Babcock on the TMZ Sports TV show (airs nightly on FS1) following Beantowns 4-1 series victory of the Western Conference Champion Dallas Mavericks.

And, if you thought the Celtics wouldn't point out they've now got more 'chips than their rivals on the West Coast, you're mistaken (the Lakers have 17)!

Jayson Tatum, Celtics Champs Touch Down In Miami ... W/ Larry O'Brien In Tow!!!

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The NBA champs have taken their celebration to Florida ... with Jayson Tatum and his Boston Celtics teammates arriving at a fancy hotel in Miami on Tuesday -- and, of course, the Larry O'Brien Trophy came along for the fun!!

TMZ Sports has obtained video of the superstar hooper all smiles as he cradled the hardware ... showing him hopping off a team bus and into the building.

It was no secret the victors were heading for the Sunshine State -- they had their travel plans etched on a whiteboard in the locker room as they partied their faces off after beating the Dallas Mavericks on Monday.

Steph & Ayesha Curry School Garden Funded By Power Couple ... Destroyed By Vandals

A garden that Steph and Ayesha Curry helped bring to a school in Northern California last year was sadly ripped apart by vandals over the weekend.

The small oasis -- which was funded, in part, by the Currys' Eat. Learn. Play. Foundation -- was added to a playground at Global Family Elementary School in Oakland during the 2022-23 school year ... but, according to Oakland Unified School District, it's now in need of serious repair.

OUSD officials say some jerks "tore apart the planters, ripped out the irrigation system, broke all the wooden benches, damaged a ladder, and left everything in the area in disarray."

Michael Jordan Boat Comes Up Short In Fishing Tournament ... Doesn't Place

Michael Jordan's boat was not the G.O.A.T. this weekend ... leaving a big fishing tournament empty-handed.

His Airness' Catch 23 watercraft competed in the 66th annual Big Rock Blue Marlin competition in Morehead City, NC ... in hopes of landing a piece of the massive $7.5 million prize pool.

MJ's crew of seven anglers and a captain, however, did not place or earn any money over the course of the weekend.

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