Marcus Jordan New Love In City Of Light??? ... Spotted W/ Brunette After Larsa Pippen Split

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Michael Jordan was a solid rebounder during his playing days, but his son might not be too shabby at it, either ... 'cause Marcus was spotted schmoozing with a mystery brunette after his breakup with Larsa Pippen.

Heir Jordan hit up the Amiri fashion show in Paris this week ... and at one point in the event, he was chatting it up with a stunning lady.

Only a brief interaction was caught on video ... and the two seemed to go their separate ways once they made their way around.

Browns' Lonnie Phelps Arrested For DUI ... After Allegedly Crashing SUV Into Restaurant

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12:57 PM PT -- The Cleveland Browns just announced Lonnie Phelps is no longer a member of the organization ... waiving the defensive end on Thursday.

10:46 AM PT -- TMZ Sports has obtained police video from Lonnie Phelps' arrest ... and you can see the Cleveland Browns player did appear to be noncooperative and combative throughout his time with cops.

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The footage seems to show him disobeying orders constantly. It also shows him getting heated with police after they threw him in the back of a squad car.

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For the Browns' part, they just released a statement on the matter ... saying, "We are aware of the incident, gathering more information and have no further comment at this time."

Cleveland Browns defensive lineman Lonnie Phelps was arrested Wednesday night ... after cops say he drunkenly crashed an SUV into a restaurant -- and then refused to cooperate with a police investigation afterward.

According to the Key West Police Department incident report, obtained by TMZ Sports, it all happened at around 8:47 PM outside of the Red Shoe Island Bistro in Key West.

Cops say they were dispatched to the scene in reference to a traffic crash ... and when they arrived, they saw a black Hyundai wedged into the side of the eatery. When officers asked bystanders who was inside the vehicle at the time of the wreck, Phelps and his girlfriend were ID'ed, police said.

Kylian Mbappé Rocks Mask After Breaking Nose ... French National Colors!!!

Kylian Mbappé hit the practice field on Thursday appearing a bit like Batman ... rockin' a cool, sleek mask to protect his newly broken nose!!

The soccer star looked pretty awesome for a guy who just busted up his face during a Euro 2024 match against Austria on Monday -- moving around with the French-colored face covering with ease while working with his teammates through a light sweat sesh.

But, sadly, he might not be able to re-wear the mask if and when he takes the field for France's next game on Friday ... as, according to The Athletic, UEFA rules make it clear the protective wear can only be one solid color.

New Jersey Basketball 'Nuttin But Azz' Event Canceled ... After Raunchy Theme Sparks Outrage

A celebrity basketball tournament slated to go down at a high school in New Jersey next month has been axed ... after the event's raunchy theme sparked outrage in the community.

The "Nuttin But Azz" Celebrity Baddies Basketball contest was all set to go forward on July 21 at West Side High School in Newark ... but after a video promoting the event featured girls shaking their butts in tiny thongs at the H.S.'s gym -- officials pumped the brakes on it all.

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According to Newark Public Schools spokesperson Nancy Deering, the event "was supposed to be a community basketball event sponsored by" a local politician ... but once the promo hit social media -- everything changed.

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.

Floyd Mayweather, Lil Uzi Vert Sued Over Alleged Violent Attack ... Uzi Says It Wasn't Him

A man is suing Lil Uzi Vert, Floyd Mayweather and several of the boxing legend's Money Team employees, claiming they contributed to an ass-kicking he took last summer -- but Uzi says he had nothing to do with it.

The man's name is Abdullah Ali, and according to the lawsuit he filed Thursday in New York ... members of Mayweather's TMT team and Lil Uzi roughed him up on June 27, 2023 after he had simply tried to catch a glimpse of what appeared to be a Mayweather-owned trailer while it was parked near an NYC hotel.

Ali's celebrity attorneys, Matthew Blit and Michael Rose, tell TMZ Sports ... Ali had crossed a street for a better view, and began filming when a Rolls-Royce was unloaded from the trailer.

Katie Ledecky, USA Swimming Record-Setting Crowd At Trials ... Over 22,000 Fans!!

History was made once again in Indianapolis ... as a record-setting crowd was on hand Wednesday night to watch the U.S. Olympic Team Trials -- which included a big night from swimming superstar Katie Ledecky!!

The organization announced the massive, 22,209-fan turnout at Lucas Oil Stadium ... which edged out the previous attendance record set on the first day of the event -- 20,689 spectators.

Those fans had the privilege of watching the GOAT of women's swimming do her thing. The 27-year-old dominated, per usual ... crushing her competition in the 1500-meter swim. Katie finished with a time of 15:37.35 ... and second place finished 20 seconds later!!

Dana White Cancel Culture Like Being Gay in '80s ... Live Out Loud, Be Yourself

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Dana White's ripping cancel culture, saying it's stopping people from being their true selves in public -- and he's using an interesting metaphor to make his point ... gay people.

The UFC CEO sat down with Shannon Sharpe for an episode of his "Club Shay Shay" podcast ... and, they dove into people getting "canceled" -- something White says doesn't scare him one bit.

Watch the clip ... Dana says he only cares about the opinion of a small group of people -- his family and loved ones -- and everything outside of that's just white noise. He then launches into a comparison that's raising eyebrows among some ... but ringing true for others.

TEXAS CYCLIST LUCKY TO BE ALIVE AFTER MOW-DOWN Alleged Drunk Driver ID'd

One of the cyclists who got mowed down by a car in Texas is crediting his own bike for saving his life after an alleged drunk driver ran over him -- who, BTW, has now been ID'd.

Cops say Benjamin Hylander -- an American Airlines cargo worker -- careened his car into retired physician Tom Geppert and his fellow cycling group rider Deborah Eads near Dallas-Fort Worth International Airport Monday ... and now, we know the charges he's facing.

Remember ... this was all caught in shocking viral footage -- which shows Geppert and Eads getting hit from the back ... and Geppert getting crushed by the car. Now ... TG is recounting the whole thing ... telling a local media outlet he's lucky to be alive.

Bryson DeChambeau Walks Nashville Streets, Hits Bar ... With U.S. Open Trophy!!!

The U.S. Open teed off a week ago, but champ Bryson DeChambeau's living it up like he just sank the tourney-winning putt ... partying, trophy in hand, in downtown Nashville -- and it's awesome!

The 30-year-old champ was seen walking the streets of Tennessee's capital with the U.S. Open trophy ... as Bryson and his new hardware got in line to enter a bar on Broadway.

It is unclear if Bryson was meeting up with friends, family, or a mix of both ... but the group linked up outside Jason Aldean's Kitchen and Rooftop Bar -- which opened on the Broadway strip back in 2018.

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.

Barstool's Dave Portnoy Reveals Cancer Diagnosis ... But Says 'I Beat It'

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Stunning revelation from Barstool Sports founder Dave Portnoy ... he says he was recently diagnosed with cancer -- but, thankfully, he added he's already beaten it.

The 47-year-old told his employees and his fans this week on multiple Barstool Sports shows that following a routine check-in with a doctor ... he was told he had basal cell carcinoma on his neck.

Portnoy said he was forced to undergo surgery to remove the issue -- although fortunately, he informed everyone the procedure has been deemed a success.

Bill Belichick 'Deductive Logic' Author ... Pumped Book Sparked Coach's New Romance!!!

A textbook on logic helped bring Bill Belichick and Jordon Hudson together ... and the man who wrote it tells TMZ Sports he couldn't be happier!!

We broke the story ... the literary piece -- titled "Deductive Logic" -- was what first drew Belichick to Hudson way back in 2021 -- when they had their initial encounter on a plane ride from the Boston area to Florida.

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Our sources say the ex-New England Patriots head coach was intrigued by the work that Hudson was studying on the flight ... and sparked up a conversation with her over it all.

TMZ TV Hot Takes Justin's Lawyer Speaks Out After DWI Bust ... Jacob Elordi, Roger Federer

Justin Timberlake's planning to fight his DWI arrest, Jacob Elordi's got an issue with AI and Roger Federer downplays a comeback ... all this and more on TMZ Hot Takes.

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First up on "TMZ Live" Harvey and Charles explain how Justin's lawyer is standing up for the singer down in Sag Harbor.

Ryan Garcia I'm Retiring From Boxing ... In Social Media Rant

Boxing superstar Ryan Garcia says he's retiring from boxing at 25 years old ... an announcement that should be taken with the biggest grain of salt to ever exist.

King Ryan shared the news in a lengthy social media rant on Wednesday ... in which he referenced his current performance-enhancing drug scandal, his mother's health, a lawsuit from Logan Paul's Prime drink company and his divorce from Drea Celina.

Garcia's claim comes on the heels of his massive win over previously undefeated Devin Haney in April ... which is now under review after his samples were popped for Ostarine, a banned substance.

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