Nikola Jokic Brother Punches Fan In Crowd ... NBA Investigating

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8:20 AM PT -- TMZ Sports has learned ... the NBA is currently looking into the situation.

Nikola Jokic's brother was in no mood to celebrate the Nuggets' comeback win over the Lakers on Monday ... 'cause he straight-up punched a fan in the stands at the playoff game -- and it's all on video.

According to witnesses, the violent incident went down shortly after Joker and his Denver teammates completed their 101-99 win against LeBron James and co. to go up 2-0 in the first-round series.

Mike Tyson Pummels Trainer ... Violent Workout Caught On Video


Mike Tyson might be a few decades past his prime, but he's still clearly a menace in the ring -- showing Monday night his fists have plenty of violence left in them.

The former heavyweight champ shared footage to his Instagram of a recent training sesh ... and in it, you can see the guy still definitely appears to be capable of knocking someone's block off.

Of course, Iron Mike is currently ramping up for his July tilt with Jake Paul -- and it's clear as day, he's taking the matchup seriously.

UFC's Maycee Barber Nearly Beats Up Trash Talker ... In Bizarre Parking Lot Altercation


Talk about messing with the wrong person ... a woman in Southern California nearly picked a fight with one of the baddest women on the planet, UFC star Maycee Barber -- and it's all on video!

TMZ Sports talked to 25-year-old Barber, the 4th ranked flyweight, and YouTuber/social media star Demi Bagby ... where the two athletes recounted the entire crazy incident.

Check out the clip for the full story, and what was going through Barber's mind (like how she'd have to call Dana White were she arrested) ... but the cliff notes go like this!

LeBron James Rips Officiating After Loss ... 'What The F*** Do We Have A Replay Center For'

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LeBron James' heart was broken after a last-second loss Monday night, but his mouth sure worked fine -- as he spent part of his postgame meeting with media members railing on NBA officiating.

Shortly after LBJ's Lakers blew a huge lead and lost to the Nuggets, 101-99, in Denver ... James fielded questions about the playoff L for several minutes.

Eventually, he was asked about how tough it will be to bounce back from the buzzer-beater defeat -- but instead of answering the inquiry, he decided to go off on some of the calls that were made during the game.

Arnold & Sly Here are Our Picks for Mt. Rushmore of Action Heroes

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Arnold Schwarzenegger and Sylvester Stallone have dibs on 2 of the 4 spots on the Mt. Rushmore of action heroes ... but who are the other 2?

Arnold and Sly sat down with Harvey for a new FOX special, airing tonight (Tuesday) at 8 PM/7 Central, to talk about their intense rivalry that eventually turned into a close friendship.

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Arnold's pick for the 3rd spot is interesting ... not necessarily top of mind, but when you hear it it makes a lot of sense.

Shawn Porter Run It Back, Garcia And Haney!!! ... Devin Can Win Rematch


Ryan Garcia's win over Devin Haney was an instant classic, and boxing great Shawn Porter is already salivating over talks of a rematch ... telling TMZ Sports he thinks the Dream can get revenge the second time around!!

Garcia (24-1) beat Haney (31-1) and shocked a ton of fight fans by winning via majority decision on Saturday ... making it the latter's first professional loss of his career.

Porter gave us some insight into what Haney should do next ... and in the immediate future, he believes it's best the pugilist take a vacation and ignore the critics on social media.

TMZ HOT TAKES SWIFTIES SENDING DEATH THREATS Sabrina 'Saltburn' Lyrics, The Mahomes' Trolled

Happy Monday, folks! To start your week on the right note, we have a good ol' dose of TMZ Hot Takes for you to enjoy!

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First of all, Harvey and Charles discuss the darker side of Swiftie-mania ... with one less-than-glowing online reviewer having to go incognito to dodge the onslaught of death threats. Yikes!

Bam Margera Throws Punches in Street Fight Video ... Claims Self-Defense!!!



4:37 PM PT -- Bam Margera just posted video to Instagram showing a portion of the attempts he says he made to call 911 for police assistance last week ... recorded before he ended up taking matters into his own hands, fighting off a threatening stranger.

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Bam's obviously frustrated at the lack of response in the video, and claims when no cops showed up, the whole neighborhood told him to go handle it ... and clapped when he was done.

Bam Margera recently found himself throwing down with a stranger -- a fist fight captured on camera, but Bam says he was simply protecting himself and friends ... TMZ has learned.

Busta Rhymes Phones Down, and Put Ya Hands Where My Eyes Can See!!!


Busta Rhymes ain't about to stomach Hollywood-type crowds at his performance -- even if the gig happens to be in the Hollywood Hills!!!

That was the plotline when Dwyane Wade and cannabis co. Jeeter recruited Bussa Bus to perform at the after-party of their 420 "High Dining" event ... and while he was trying to do his duty, he wasn't getting high vibes from the crowd.

Basically, the audience wasn't giving Busta the energy he felt his classic tune "Put Your Hands Where My Eyes Could See" deserved -- so, he cut the music and told the onlookers to get their minds right.

Brittany Mahomes Bikini Holds On For Dear Life ... On Yacht W/ Gal Pals

Patrick Mahomes' wife, Brittany, really is a bikini model now -- the Sports Illustrated Swimsuit rookie put her stunning body on display during her vacation in Mexico ... and flaunted some serious underboob in the process.

The Kansas City Chiefs superstar and his longtime partner had a romantic trip in Cabo San Lucas over the past several days ... but on Sunday, it was all about the girls.

Brittany was spotted on a luxurious yacht with at least four other ladies ... soaking up the sun as they lounged on the back deck.

Robert Kraft 'Deeply Saddened' By Columbia Univ. ... Cuts Off Funding

Robert Kraft graduated from Columbia in '63, and has been a huge proponent of the school in every way, including financially ... but all that changed Monday when the billionaire Patriots owner made it clear he wasn't going to stand by and watch his University be taken over by hate and vitriol.

"The school I love so much - the one that welcomed me and provided me with so much opportunity - is no longer an institution I recognize," 82-year-old Kraft said in a statement released by Stand Up To Jewish Hate, adding, "I am deeply saddened at the virulent hate that continues to grow on campus and throughout our country."

Of course, since mid-last week, students and others have taken to Columbia's NYC campus to demand the University sever all ties to Israel. Some protestors have been seen showing support for Hamas and their actions on October 7, even calling for repeated attacks.

Rudy Gobert Partner Defends NBA Star After Vote ... He's Not Overrated To Me!!!

Some NBA hoopers think Rudy Gobert is the most overrated player in the league ... but his partner, Julia Bonilla, says those guys are dead wrong -- passionately defending the Minnesota Timberwolves star on social media.

The Athletic dropped the results of its anonymous player survey on Monday ... and as it turns out, 11 out of 81 of the participants claimed the three-time Defensive Player of the Year ain't all that.

Bonilla -- who is expecting a child with Gobert -- got wind of the big man's new title ... and it's safe to say she's pissed, 'cause she fired back at the criticism with an Instagram post.

"My partner is the most dedicated, focused, hard-working person I have ever met," Bonilla said. "He hasn't stolen anything from anyone and deserves all the respect for his determination and commitment to his career."

"It's hard for me to stay quiet in front of so much stupidity, disrespect and nonsense," she added. "I am so proud of the person he is -- fair, a great teammate, with a good heart and a strong mind."

Of course, the Wolves are in the middle of a first-round playoff matchup with the Phoenix Suns ... and Bonilla said she's pulling for her man's team throughout the run.

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"I am proud of you, and our son is proud of you."

As we previously reported, Gobert and Bonilla went public with the pregnancy back in February ... and a few weeks later, he told TMZ Sports it was a "blessing" to start a family.

Something Bonilla will certainly like -- Gobert was just named a finalist for the NBA's DPOY once again this season ... and that award actually means something.

Dwyane Wade 'High Dining' For Best Buds ... Gabrielle Makes Magic!!!


Dwyane Wade's annual "High Dining" dinner, in honor of 420, went down with several of the NBA great's famous pals rolling up to join the festivities -- including a few surprises.

TMZ got vid of D. Wade and the founders of Jeeter -- the cannabis co. behind the event -- connecting Saturday night. Dwyane is a board member for the brand, so they've made a habit of blowing out 420 every year with a celeb-packed evening.

Organizers connected to the event tell us the high-grade guest list included Zachary Levi, Jay Ellis, Jeff Ross, Seth Green, Karrueche Tran, Nazanin Mandi, Jozzy, Armani White and Freddie Prinze Jr. ... who all partook in the 3-course meal along with other festivities.


His wife Gabrielle Union stood in as magician Kevin Li's assistant -- thankfully everyone kept their hands to themselves, and no one was sliced and diced on the table. 👀

The event also debuted Jeeter and the Bob Marley estate's master collaboration -- a 4.2-gram pre-roll packaged in a guitar case ... in other words, a Jah-endorsed rollout!


Bob's grandson, Grammy-nominated singer Skip Marley also performed "Jamming" and "One Love" -- and the significance of having the latest generation of Marley hitmakers present needed no explanation.

Neither did D. Wade's self-review of the event!!!

Matt Ryan Former NFL MVP Retires At 38

Matty Ice is putting his career on ice for good -- former NFL MVP Matt Ryan is officially retiring from professional football after 15 seasons.

The Atlanta Falcons great -- who played all but one season with the organization -- released a heartfelt goodbye to the game on Monday ... saying it was time to hang up the helmet.

"Today, 16 years after being drafted, my childhood dream has officially come to an end," Ryan said.

Adrien Broner Wants To Fight Devin Haney ... After Ryan Garcia Loss


Adrien Broner says Devin Haney needs him now more than ever -- after suffering the first loss of his career on Saturday -- with AB challenging the 31-1 boxer to a fight!

34-year-old Broner, 35-4, made a video addressing 25-year-old Haney after Saturday's fight at Barclays in Brooklyn ... one of the most shocking upsets of the year.

"I know everybody waiting on my reaction, but I'mma just tell the truth," Broner said in an Instagram video.

Comedian Elayne Boosler I Was Arrested At Dodger Game ... All 'Cause Of My Bag?!?

Comedian Elayne Boosler says she was handcuffed and nearly thrown in the slammer after showing up to the Dodger game on Sunday ... claiming the whole debacle that led to her arrest was centered around a handbag.

The 71-year-old writer broke down her side of things following the alleged incident ... saying she wanted to check out the Dodgers' matinee matchup against the New York Mets, but was stopped by (in her opinion) a power-hungry stadium security guard over her baseball-themed purse.


Boosler said she was refused entry because the item didn't meet the venue's clear bag policy ... and she was told she could either take it back to her car, or throw it away.

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