Kwame Brown NBA Too Focused On Superstars ... Where's Love For OKC?!?


The NBA's gonna have a real problem on its hands when LeBron James retires ... so says Kwame Brown, who tells TMZ Sports the league isn't putting enough focus on the next generation of athletes -- like that one guy on the OKC Thunder.

We spoke with the former 2001 No. 1 overall pick at LAX this week about the current state of the Association ... and he pointed out the top teams in the Western Conference aren't getting nearly as much coverage as the Lakers due to the LeBron effect.

"You got this young talent," Brown said. "The only thing I see what's wrong with the NBA is that they hold on to the 'superstar' thing too long. We got OKC ... before, I didn't even know their starting 5. You don't even know their coach."

"You gotta start promoting this young talent that you have. Otherwise, they're going to be scrambling when LeBron's gone."

Our camera guy pretty much proved Brown's point ... 'cause when he brought up MVP candidate Shai Gilgeous-Alexander, he asked how his name's pronounced -- and both dudes were stumped.

"I don't know either," Brown admitted. "He's not on ESPN every day."

FYI -- it's "Shay."

As for SGA's season, the 25-year-old Canadian is averaging 31.1 points, 5.6 rebounds, 6.4 assists and 2.1 steals a game ... leading the Thunder to a 46-20 record, tied for the best in the Western Conference.

He's one of the most exciting players on the court today ... and it's safe to say Brown wants the league to treat him like it.

Giddey sigue bajo la lupa de la NBA después de que la policía le pusiera fin A la investigación sobre menores

Josh Giddey todavía está bajo el microscopio de su empleador, la investigación de la NBA respecto a si tuvo una relación inapropiada con un menor de edad sigue en curso, TMZ Sports ha indagado.

Las fuentes nos dicen que nada ha cambiado en lo que respecta a la Asociación a pesar de que la policía recientemente diera por finalizada la investigación sobre el jugador de 21 años de los Oklahoma City Thunder.

Como informamos anteriormente, el caso Giddey terminó después de que los funcionarios no encontraron pruebas suficientes, ya que la menor y su familia se negaron a hablar con los funcionarios.

"Después de un examen minucioso y exhaustivo, hemos completado nuestra investigación sobre la información que circulaba en las redes sociales que involucra a Josh Giddey", dijo la policía de Newport Beach en un comunicado.

"Nuestros detectives han revisado toda la información disponible y no pudieron corroborar ninguna actividad criminal relacionada con el señor Giddey".

Adam Silver dijo en diciembre que la liga estaría pendiente mientras la policía llevaba a cabo su investigación. Suena como que la NBA se está involucrando una vez más.

Giddey no ha hablado sobre el escándalo y se ha mantenido activo para los Thunder a lo largo de ambas investigaciones.

De hecho, se le preguntó sobre el caso el jueves por la mañana y se negó a comentar una vez más.

Josh Giddey Remains Under NBA Review ... After Police End Probe

Josh Giddey might be in the clear legally, but he is still under his employer's microscope -- the NBA's review into claims he had an improper relationship with a minor remains ongoing, TMZ Sports has learned.

Sources tell us nothing has changed as far as the Association is concerned ... despite Newport Beach PD recently closing its investigation without the 21-year-old Oklahoma City Thunder guard being charged.

As we previously reported, the Giddey case ended after officials found no corroborating evidence ... as the minor and her family declined to speak with officials.

"After a thorough and exhaustive examination, we have completed our investigation into information that was circulating on social media involving Josh Giddey," Newport Beach PD said in a statement.

"Our detectives have reviewed all of the available information and were unable to corroborate any criminal activity related to Mr. Giddey."

Adam Silver said in December the league would take a "backseat" while police conducted its investigation ... so with that being over, it sounds like the NBA is grabbing the wheel once again.

Giddey has not spoken on the scandal ... and has remained active for the Thunder throughout both investigations.

In fact, he was asked about the case being closed Thursday morning ... and declined to comment once again.

Kendall Jenner, Hailey Bieber Ladies' Night At Lakers Game!!!

Kendall Jenner and Hailey Bieber left their men at home on Monday ... and then proceeded to have a helluva girls' night out at the Lakers game!!

The A-list duo -- sans Justin Bieber and Bad Bunny -- sat in courtside seats with friends as LeBron James and Co. took on the Oklahoma City Thunder ... and it seems there wasn't one moment where they weren't enjoying themselves.

Cameras spotted Kendall sippin' from a custom cup with her 818 tequila logo on it ... and later, she and Hailey were seen jokingly flippin' off a fellow fan.

At one point, they were able to get their hands on a game ball too!

No word on why Justin and Bad Bunny couldn't make the game -- but, clearly, the girls didn't mind their absence.

Other celebs were at Arena taking in the action as well -- Dave Chappelle, Colin Jost and David Duchovny all had great chairs for the contest -- and, finally, L.A. was able to treat them to a W.

LeBron scored 25 points, while Anthony Davis logged 27, and the Lakers cruised to a 112-105 victory -- their first dub in nearly a week.

Seems the ladies might be a good luck charm for the team -- so, see ya'll back when the Lake Show takes on the Mavericks on Wednesday?!

Kendall Jenner, Hailey Bieber Noche de chicas en el partido de los Lakers

¡¡¡Kendall Jenner y Hailey Bieber dejaron a sus hombres en casa el lunes y luego procedieron a tener una noche de chicas en el partido de los Lakers!!!

El dúo de la lista A -sin Justin Bieber ni Bad Bunny- se sentó en primera fila junto a otros amigos, mientras LeBron James y compañía se enfrentaban a los Thunder de Oklahoma City y parece que no hubo momento en que no estuvieran disfrutando.

Las cámaras mostraron a Kendall bebiendo de un vaso personalizado con el logotipo de su marca de tequila 818 y más tarde, ella y Hailey fueron vistas bromeando con un fan.

¡En un momento dado, hasta pudieron tomar una pelota del juego también!

No se sabe por qué Justin y Bad Bunny no pudieron asistir al partido, pero claramente a las chicas no les importó su ausencia.

Otras celebridades que estuvieron en el Arena para ver la acción del equipo fueron Dave Chappelle, Colin Jost y David Duchovny, todos tenían grandes asientos para apreciar el juego y, finalmente, L.A. fue capaz de agasajarlos con una victoria.

LeBron anotó 25 puntos, mientras que Anthony Davis registró 27, y los Lakers pudieron ganar con 112-105, su primer triunfo en casi una semana.

Parece que las damas podrían ser un amuleto de la buena suerte para el equipo, así que, ¡¿nos vemos de nuevo cuando el Show de los Lakers se enfrente a los Mavericks el miércoles?!

Adam Silver On Josh Giddey NBA's Taking 'A Backseat' ... Amid Police Probe Into OKC Star

Adam Silver just spoke on the Josh Giddey situation ... explaining the NBA is currently taking "a backseat" on the matter while police investigate claims the point guard had an inappropriate relationship with a minor.

The Association's commish didn't get into too many specifics on the topic while addressing it with ESPN's Malika Andrews on Friday afternoon ... but he did confirm the NBA will allow cops to do their due diligence before it decides on how it'll move forward with the Oklahoma City Thunder star.

"I think if you look back," Silver said, "I can't think of many circumstances where we've suspended a player based on an allegation alone."

"I'd also add," he continued, "where there is a criminal investigation, we take a back seat."

The disturbing allegations against Giddy cropped up last month ... when an X user posted images to their account that appeared to show the now-21-year-old with an underaged girl.

A short time following the posts, the Newport Beach Police Dept. told TMZ Sports it was looking into the matter. Days after that, we learned the family of the girl at the center of the probe hired famed attorney Gloria Allred to assist in the case.

However, Giddey has been allowed to play for the Thunder despite it all ... something that Silver seemed to say will continue as long as the police investigation remains ongoing.

"I think this is the path we've consistently followed," Silver said. "There's an ongoing criminal investigation -- Newport Police opened up that investigation, notified us -- we then take a back seat. And, that's where things currently stand."

Gloria Allred Hired By Minor's Family In Josh Giddey Investigation

Gloria Allred can add another high-profile case to her resume ... 'cause TMZ Sports has learned the famed attorney has been hired by the girl at the center of the investigation into OKC star Josh Giddey as cops work to determine if he had an inappropriate relationship with a minor.

We broke the story earlier in the week ... Newport Beach PD launched an investigation into the situation, but the girl and her family are not cooperating with law enforcement.

Now that Allred is involved, it begs the question ... why?

She could be tasked with liaising with cops, or even talking to Giddey's people about a potential settlement.

We reached out to the powerful attorney who told us, "We represent the family and we have no comment."

21-year-old Giddey is one of the better young players in the league, and the story has gotten a lot of attention ... but that's not a foreign concept to Allred.

Among some of her firm's high-profile cases ... she represented over 50 women who accused Bill Cosby of misconduct. She also worked for several women who accused former U.S. Congressman Anthony Weiner of sending sexually explicit photos and messages.

There are still a lot of questions surrounding the alleged relationship, which first came to light publicly last weekend, including the girl's age, the state where it allegedly took place, and the nature of their relationship.

We've been told the investigation could be a lengthy one ... but whatever happens going forward, it's clear the family now has a pitbull repping them.

Gloria Allred Es contratada por la familia de la menor implicada en caso de Josh Giddey

Gloria Allred puede añadir otro caso de alto perfil a su hoja de vida porque TMZ Sports ha indagado que la famosa abogada ha sido contratada por la chica en el centro de la investigación a la estrella de Oklahoma City Thunder, Josh Giddey, mientras los policías determinan si tuvo una relación inapropiada con una menor de edad.

A principios de esta semana publicamos la noticia... La policía de Newport Beach inició una investigación sobre la situación, pero la niña y su familia decidieron no cooperar con las autoridades a cargo.

Ahora que Allred está involucrada, surge la pregunta, ¿por qué?

Ella podría ser la encargada de servir como enlace con la policía, o incluso de hablar con la gente de Giddey para llegar a un posible acuerdo.

Nos pusimos en contacto con la poderosa abogada, quien nos dijo: "Representamos a la familia y no tenemos comentarios".

Giddey, de 21 años, es uno de los mejores jugadores jóvenes de la liga y esta historia ha recibido mucha atención. Aunque eso no es algo extraño para Allred.

Entre algunos de los casos más aclamados de su bufete está la representación a más de 50 mujeres en la acusación de mala conducta contra Bill Cosby. También trabajó para varias mujeres que denunciaron al excongresista Anthony Weiner de enviarles fotos y mensajes sexualmente explícitos.

Todavía hay muchas preguntas en torno a la supuesta relación, que salió a la luz pública por primera vez el pasado fin de semana, incluida la edad de la chica, el estado en el que supuestamente tuvo lugar y la naturaleza de su relación.

Se nos ha dicho que la investigación podría ser larga, pero pase lo que pase, está claro que la familia tiene ahora un pitbull para representarlos.

Josh Giddey Minor, Family Won't Cooperate ... Amid Police Inquiry


11:33 AM PT -- The NBPD just released a statement on the Josh Giddey investigation ... saying officials are actively seeking more information and pursuing all leads and evidence to get the facts of the case.

NBPD says the investigation remains active ... and is working to conduct a "fair and thorough" process.

The inquiry into whether Oklahoma City Thunder guard Josh Giddey had an inappropriate relationship with a minor has hit a roadblock -- TMZ Sports has learned the alleged teen and her family are refusing to cooperate with officials.

Law enforcement sources tell us police would obviously like to speak with the purported female and those close to her to gather more information regarding the social media claims that made rounds over the weekend ... but as of right now, no one is talking.

It's a significant component to the whole situation ... as a lack of cooperation will make it much more challenging for officials to determine whether any laws were broken.

As we previously reported, Giddey is being accused of having an intimate relationship with an underage girl from California ... with photos and videos allegedly depicting them together.

The NBA is "looking into" the matter ... but Giddey has continued to play for the Thunder following the bombshell allegations.

The 21-year-old was asked about the claims at practice on Friday ... but elected not to speak on it.

Thunder coach Mark Daigneault also shot down a question regarding the inquiry prior to Tuesday night's game against the Minnesota Timberwolves ... saying he would not discuss anything off-court related in reference to Giddey, and he will continue to play.

Giddey played 28 minutes and scored 10 points in the loss to the Wolves ... and fans at the Target Center showed their disproval by booing him relentlessly throughout the contest.

Originally Published -- 7:29 AM PT

JOSH GIDDEY MENOR Y FAMILIA NO COOPERAN En medio de investigación policial

La investigación que acusa a Josh Giddey de tener una relación inapropiada con un menor de edad se ha topado con un obstáculo, TMZ Sports ha descubierto que el supuesto adolescente y su familia se niegan a cooperar con los funcionarios.

Fuentes policiales nos dicen que a la policía, obviamente, le gustaría hablar con la supuesta mujer y las personas cercanas a ella para reunir más información con respecto a las afirmaciones de los medios sociales que hizo rondas durante el fin de semana, pero por ahora, nadie está hablando.

Es un componente importante de toda la situación. La falta de cooperación hará que sea mucho más difícil para los funcionarios determinar si se violaron las leyes.

Como informamos anteriormente, Giddey está siendo acusado de tener una relación íntima con una chica menor de edad de California, con fotos y videos que supuestamente muestran juntos.

La NBA está "investigando" el asunto, pero Giddey ha seguido jugando para los Thunder después de las acusaciones.

Le preguntaron al jugador de 21 años sobre las afirmaciones en la práctica del viernes, pero optó por no hablar al respecto.

El entrenador de los Thunder, Mark Daigneault, también rechazó una pregunta sobre la investigación antes del partido del martes por la noche contra los Minnesota Timberwolves, diciendo que no discutiría nada fuera de la cancha en referencia a Giddey, y que seguirá jugando.

Giddey jugó 28 minutos y anotó 10 puntos en la derrota ante los Wolves y los aficionados en el Target Center mostraron su desaprobación abucheándolo sin cesar durante todo el partido.

OKC's Josh Giddey Booed By Fans At T'Wolves Game ... Amid Allegations

Josh Giddey didn't exactly get a warm welcome at the Thunder-Timberwolves game in Minnesota on Tuesday ... 'cause fans booed the NBA guard/forward all night long amid allegations he had a relationship with an underage girl.

TMZ Sports broke the story ... police in Orange County (CA) have launched an "inquiry," with the mission of finding out what, if anything, went down between now-21 year Giddey and the teen.

Despite cops looking into things, and the NBA launching its own investigation, Giddey is still active and in OKC's starting lineup ... but the fans weren't exactly welcoming when he pulled up for their In-Season tournament game against the T'Wolves Tuesday night in the Twin City.

Several fans took videos, and you can hear the crowd voicing their disapproval of the Australian-born hooper every time he touched the ball at Target Center court.

He was also booed during player introductions.

Thunder's head coach Mark Daigneault was asked about our report during a pre-game press conference ... and refused to comment on "anything as it relates to Josh off the court."

Giddey dropped 10 points and grabbed 6 rebounds, but it wasn't enough ... the Thunder lost to the Timberwolves, 106-103.

We covered it all on the latest episode of The TMZ Podcast, available on all podcast platforms.

NBA's Josh Giddey Subject of Police Inquiry ... Over Potential Underage Relationship


4:00 PM -- Thunder head coach Mark Daigneault was just asked about our report prior to Tuesday's matchup against the Minnesota Timberwolves ... and while he stated he will not comment on Josh Giddey's off-court situation, he reaffirmed Giddey will be available for the game.

Police are doing their due diligence on the recent troubling allegations surrounding Oklahoma City Thunder player Josh Giddey ... with officials opening an inquiry into whether he had an inappropriate relationship with a minor.

Law enforcement sources tell TMZ Sports ... Newport Beach PD is currently investigating the allegations involving Giddey made on social media over the past week ... to see if there is any validity to the claims and if any laws were broken.

As we previously reported, anonymous X accounts accused the 21-year-old Australian athlete of having an intimate relationship with a minor based in California ... and pictures and videos of Giddey with an alleged underage girl quickly spread online.

The NBA announced on Friday it was "looking into" the matter ... but so far, Giddey -- who has remained active with the Thunder following the allegations -- has declined to speak on it.

Of course, Giddey could be in trouble both criminally and professionally -- the age of consent in California is 18, while it is 16 in Oklahoma.

Giddey is currently averaging 12.1 points, 5.8 rebounds and 4.8 assists in 16 games this season.

We covered the story on the latest episode of The TMZ Podcast, available on all podcast platforms.

Originally Published -- 1:53 PM PT

NBA Investigating Josh Giddey ... Over Claims Of Relationship W/ Minor

The NBA is doing its due diligence amid disturbing allegations surrounding Oklahoma City Thunder player Josh Giddey -- the league just announced it is "looking into" claims he had an inappropriate relationship with a minor.

TMZ Sports has confirmed the Association is aware of the rumors that have spread on social media this week ... with photos and videos alluding to Giddey being intimate with a high school girl.

Giddey was asked about the speculation at Thunder practice on Friday ... and he remained tight-lipped.

"I understand the question, obviously, but no further comment right now," Giddey said.

Thunder head coach Mark Daigneault was also asked about Giddey's status after practice ... and he declined to comment.

Giddey has seemingly taken himself out of the spotlight on social media following the allegations -- he removed his profile photo and disabled comments on Instagram.

The 21-year-old Australian athlete was the No. 6 overall pick in the 2021 NBA Draft ... averaging 14.6 points, 7.6 rebounds and 6.1 assists on his career. He received NBA All-Rookie Team honors in 2022.

While the league is looking into the rumors, Giddey could also find himself the subject of a criminal investigation, too ... if the girl was under 16 at the time of the alleged relationship, which is the age of consent in Oklahoma.


La compañía de Kim Kardashian shapewear está lanzando una línea para hombres, y la mujer de negocios trajo a uno de los atletas más famosos e influyentes en el mundo para promover la marca... Neymar Jr.

La compañía multimillonaria de Kardashian está entrando en la moda masculina, y Kim quería a un atleta de alto nivel para promover Skims Mens y consiguió a la estrella brasilera de fútbol internacional de 31 años de edad que actualmente juega para Al Hilal en Arabia Saudita.

Además de Neymar, Skims también fichó para la campaña a la estrella de los 49ers Nick Bosa y a la estrella de los OKC Thunder Shai Gilgeous-Alexander.

"Tener a un icono como Neymar Jr como imagen de nuestra campaña de lanzamiento, junto con el All-Star de la NBA, Shai Gilgeous-Alexander y el mejor jugador defensivo de la NFL, Nick Bosa, creo que dice mucho de la forma en que SKIMS ha evolucionado para convertirse en una marca que puede proporcionar comodidad a todos los públicos, no solo a las mujeres", dijo Kardashian sobre el fichaje de los tres deportistas de élite.

Kardashian fundó Skims en 2019, ¡una compañía que ahora está valorada por encima de los 4.000 millones de dólares!

Kim Kardashian Neymar Goes Shirtless for SKIMS ... Nick Bosa & Shai, Too!

Kim Kardashian's shapewear company is launching a men's line, and KK brought on one of the most famous and influential athletes in the world to promote the brand ... Neymar Jr.!

Kardashian's multi-billion-dollar company is getting into menswear, and Kim wanted a top athlete to promote Skims Mens ... enter the 31-year-old international soccer star from Brazil, who currently plays for Al Hilal in Saudi Arabia.

In addition to Neymar, Skims also signed 49ers star Nick Bosa and OKC Thunder star Shai Gilgeous-Alexander for the campaign.

"To have an icon like Neymar Jr be the face of our launch campaign, along with NBA All-Star, Shai Gilgeous-Alexander and NFL’s top Defensive Player Nick Bosa, I think speaks volumes to the way SKIMS has evolved into becoming a brand that can provide comfort for all audiences, not just for women," Kardashian said of signing the three top athletes.


Kardashian founded Skims in 2019 ... a company that's now valued north of $4 billion!

Enes Kanter I'd Average 60 Pts, 30 Rebs Per Game ... If I Joined WNBA

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Former NBA player Enes Kanter says if he threw on a wig, changed his name to "Eneshia" and joined the WNBA ... he'd be the greatest player the org's ever seen -- averaging 60 points and 30 rebounds per game.

The 31-year-old ex-Oklahoma City Thunder star made the claims during an interview with Fox News this week ... while trying to explain why he believes transgender women should be banned from competing against cisgender females.

Kanter said those born as men innately have an unfair advantage over their biological female counterparts due to strength and size discrepancies ... and, to prove his point, he said he'd absolutely dominate the WNBA if it allowed him to play now.

"I'm 7-foot, 270 pounds," he said. "And, if I decided to identify myself as a woman and decided to play in the WNBA ... would that be fair to all the women who have been chasing their dreams since they were a little kid?"

He continued, "If I am allowed in, I will average 60 points and 30 rebounds. I will break records."

Kanter -- who averaged 11.2 points and 7.8 rebounds per game during his 11-year NBA career -- said he doesn't understand why there's even a debate surrounding the topic ... and he implored both men and women all across the country to join him and speak out.

"Men do not belong in women's spaces," he said. "Restrooms, locker rooms or sports."

"Everybody knows we are bigger, stronger, taller, more muscular," he added. "It's just not fair. It's just not fair, period."

Of course, there are plenty of others who would disagree with Kanter ... including transgender swimmer Lia Thomas, who's said those who disapprove of her competing in women's sports are simply transphobes that are "using the guise of feminism" to hide their hateful beliefs.

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