EX-NBA PLAYER DARIUS MORRIS DIED FROM HEART DISEASE ... Drugs, Booze Play Factor

The cause of death for ex-NBA player Darius Morris has just been revealed ...  heart disease is the killer, with drug and alcohol use playing a big role.

Darius' official cause of death is coronary artery disease ... according to the Los Angeles County Medical Examiner.

According to the ME's death investigation summary, obtained by TMZ Sports, drug and alcohol use was a significant factor in Darius' death ... specifically, the effects of cocaine, hydrocodone and ethanol.

Bill Belichick Dating 24-Year-Old Ex-Cheerleader ... Jordon Hudson

Bill Belichick has a new love interest in his life ... TMZ Sports has learned he's dating 24-year-old former competitive cheerleader Jordon Hudson.

Sources close to the situation tell us the two have been romantic for a while now -- becoming an item shortly after the ex-New England Patriots head coach called off his longtime relationship with Linda Holliday.

According to one of Hudson's former cheerleading teammates, Hudson first met the 72-year-old on a flight from the Boston area bound for Florida way back in 2021 ... and bonded over a philosophy project the student-athlete had been working on.

LeBron James Rips Car Co. For Social Media Post That's Not My Whip!!!

LeBron James has quite the bone to pick with a California car company ... publicly admonishing the joint for "lying" about hooking him up with a new set of wheels.

The Effortless Motors dealership in Riverside shared a clip of a new Bugatti being driven into the back of a truck on Wednesday ... featuring a caption claiming the Lakers superstar was its "biggest VIP customer" and congratulating him for "trusting" its business.

James himself eventually got wind of the post ... and was quick to call BS on the whole thing on Instagram.

Shaq 'Memba My Classic Biggie Collab?!? Brings 'Reign' to Streaming

Shaquille O'Neal is updating his past hip hop hits for the digital era -- his 1996 Biggie collab "You Can't Stop the Reign" is on streaming for the first time!!!

Such will be the case for Shaq's 3rd album of the same name ... he and his Jersey Legends Productions are planning to re-release the full 'Reign' album on June 28 ... the tracks with Jay-Z, Mobb Deep, DJ Quik, Peter Gunz and Lord Tariq will also get a fresh drop on the public.

Not many artists can brag about having a Biggie feature ... especially one with impact.

'BRINK!' Star ERIK VON DETTEN STOKED KELCE BROS ARE FANS OF MOVIE ... Brings Back Memories!!!

MADE MY DAY
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Erik von Detten is sending love back to the Kelce brothers -- this after discovering their favorite Disney movie growing up was "Brink!" ... and as it turns out, he's a fan of theirs too.

The actor -- who played the lead in the classic Disney Channel flick -- tells TMZ he's honored by the recognition ... which he also says doesn't surprise him one bit, 'cause the 1998 classic was fantastic by his own standards.

Erik goes down memory lane with us -- reflecting on why he thinks "Brink!" still resonates with people today ... and why Travis and Jason Kelce might dig it so much from their childhood.

NBA's Cameron Payne Arrested In Arizona ... Allegedly Gave False Report To Cops

Philadelphia 76ers guard Cameron Payne was arrested in Arizona on Friday morning, TMZ Sports has learned ... after cops claim he gave officers a false report.

According to the Scottsdale Police Department, authorities were called out to investigate a disturbance in Scottsdale at around 2:44 AM -- and came into contact with Payne and another individual.

It's unclear exactly what happened next -- cops did not give any further specific details -- although the SPD says Payne was arrested on the scene and booked on one charge of refusal to provide a truthful name and one count of false report to law enforcement.

Travis Kelce Planning To Buy Mom A Vineyard ... It's Her Dream!!!

Travis Kelce just got his Super Bowl ring, but he's gunning for another award -- son of the year award -- 'cause the NFL superstar is reportedly looking to buy an Italian vineyard for his mom!

The Kansas City Chiefs tight end came up with the idea after a recent baecation with his girlfriend Taylor Swift in northern Italy's Lake Como.

Kelce is reportedly looking to place a bid of around 3.5 million ... and his advisors are currently in "negotiations with many owners and investors".

Taylor Swift Celebrates Chiefs' SB Ring Ceremony ... From Across The Pond!!!

Taylor Swift wasn't letting more than 4,000 miles and a six-hour time difference stop her from missing the Kansas City Chiefs unveiling of their Super Bowl rings ... the pop superstar showed love for her man's team from all the way over in Liverpool!!

T-Swift was busy performing her 100th show on the "Eras" tour in England on Thursday ... so unfortunately, she couldn't be present when Travis Kelce and Co. celebrated their fourth Super Bowl ring in franchise history.

But she still found a way to get in on the fun ... hopping on social media to prove Chiefs Kingdom was on her mind over in Europe.

Delonte West Appears Strung Out In Parking Lot ... Days After Arrest

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Delonte West has resurfaced following his most recent arrest ... appearing completely strung out while walking through a parking lot in Virginia -- and the video is heartbreaking.

TMZ Sports has obtained footage of the former Boston Celtics guard roaming around Alexandria around 7 PM on Thursday ...wobbling and putting his hand to his head.

We're told West -- who was wearing a t-shirt, basketball shorts, slides and a red cap in the video -- frequents the area ... and it's not necessarily a great part of town.

Kansas City Chiefs Super Bowl Ring Has Glaring Error ... Dolphins Not #7 Seed!!!

The Kansas City Chiefs' new diamond-clad Super Bowl ring is one of the biggest and gaudiest in the history of the NFL ... but unfortunately for the team, it also has a glaring error on it.

The mistake is on the inside band of the ring, where in order to celebrate the path that Patrick Mahomes and Travis Kelce took to earn their third championship in the last five years, K.C. officials had each of their postseason victories inscribed.

Their wins over the Dolphins, Bills, Ravens and then the 49ers were all accurately portrayed. The problem, however, was next to Miami's AFC playoff seeding number.

LeBron James Supports Hooper Terrence Shannon ... After Rape Acquittal

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12:45 PM PT -- Terrence Shannon Jr. breaks his silence on the not guilty verdict ... saying on Friday, he's thankful to those who stood by him during the case.

"I knew I was innocent of these horrible crimes and I had faith in God that someday everyone else would know that too," Shannon said on Instagram.

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"I am so grateful to all of you for believing in me, especially my family, friends, and legal teams whose support kept me going.

Shannon said he's ready to move on from this and focused on "my path forward."

Joey Chestnut 'Very Hopeful' He'll Compete On The 4th ... Breaks Silence On Hot Dog Ban!

Joey Chestnut's at the center of the biggest competitive eating controversy in over a decade, and now "Jaws" is speaking on camera for the first time since Major League Eating banned him from the Nathan's Hotdog eating contest.

But, there might still be a chance to compete!

The 16-time Mustard Belt Champion was at the Indiana Fever vs. Atlanta Dream game Thursday night -- a contest the Fever won 91-84 -- when he was asked about MLE's decision while talking to On3 Sports.

Caitlin Clark Works On Jumper W/ Boyfriend ... After 7-Point Game

The Indiana Fever got a rare victory on Thursday, but Caitlin Clark clearly wasn't satisfied with her performance ... honing her craft with her boyfriend, Connor McCaffery, right after the game.

The superstar rookie was caught on video working out on the Gainbridge Fieldhouse court after putting up only 7 points in the Fever's 91-84 win over the Atlanta Dream ... with her man offering up his assistance.

You can see the 6-foot guard taking several mid-range shots while McCaffery played defense ... perhaps to get the not-so-great shooting performance outta her system -- as Clark went 1-6 from three and 3-11 from the field in the contest.

Donald Trump Jake And Logan Are Legit Fighters ... Praises Boxing Careers

Logan and Jake Paul might still be fighting for respect in the boxing community, but they got a president's big stamp of approval -- with Donald Trump praising the brothers' accomplishments in the ring.

The Donald spoke at length about his love for combat sports during his sit-down with the WWE Superstar on his "Impaulsive" podcast this week ... and when it came to the Pauls, Trump couldn't say enough good things about the two -- declaring them legitimate pugilists.

In fact, No. 45 proved he's been keeping an eye on their careers by asking Logan if he'd ever take a fight against Jake ... and shockingly, the Maverick admitted there were serious talks for them to book a bout following Mike Tyson's medical emergency.

Travis Kelce, Patrick Mahomes Get New SB Rings ... 529 Diamonds & 38 Rubies!!!

Travis Kelce, Patrick Mahomes and the rest of the Chiefs received their newest Super Bowl rings on Thursday night ... and the bling was so loaded with diamonds and rubies, the stars couldn't wait to show them off!!

The guys got the championship rings -- their third in the last five years -- at a special ceremony in KC ... and once they broke the jewelry out of a locked box, it wasn't hard to see all of the dudes were enamored by the pieces.

Each one features 529 diamonds and 38 rubies. The ice also has a top that opens up and holds an homage to the "Tom & Jerry" play that won Super Bowl LVIII. Every player and coach's last name is engraved on it as well.

Alexi Lalas Breaks Down Euro, Copa America ⚽ ... Mbappe, Ronaldo, Messi

Summer of Soccer
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Two of the biggest and most consequential soccer tournaments this side of the World Cup are kicking off this month -- starting today -- featuring the best players on planet earth, and FOX Sports has wall-to-wall coverage!

In other words ... bid your family and friends farewell, and buckle up for almost NONSTOP SOCCER!

TMZ Sports spoke to U.S. soccer legend Alexi Lalas -- who will anchor FOX's in-studio coverage -- and we asked him to break down both tourneys.

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