The NBA has had their fair share of scandals over the years and we at TheSportster don’t mind telling you all about them. People get caught in 'R Rated' situations all the time. It’s as common as getting a speeding ticket or watching LeBron James complain about something. Now that we have the internet, and everyone has a camera attached to their phone, these types of situations have been popping up a lot more over the years. Thank you internet!
So what’s an R Rated situation? It’s being involved in some kind of sexual act in layman’s terms. Each person on this list may or may not have gotten caught at the exact time that they’re R Rated situation happened, but they did get caught sooner than later. Others on this list actually did get caught in the act and it’s pretty embarrassing. Either way, it’s about that sexual situation getting blown up for the public to see.
Whether it’s cheating on a spouse, having their naked pictures pop up on the internet, or everybody seeing the transcript of their sexting, these situations may shock you. What’s the lesson of this listicle? Don’t trust the internet and NBA players love women.
15 A Prank On Nick Young
Nick Young didn’t get caught in the act, but he did get caught admitting that he cheated on his fiancée, Iggy Azalea, in 2016. While hanging in a hotel room with teammate D’Angelo Russell, Young spoke about his infidelity without knowing Russell was recording him. The Los Angeles Lakers teammates talk about a 19-year old female Young had a sexual relationship with while dating Azalea. The video was posted online and we’re pretty sure all parties were embarrassed.
First of all, what’s up with Russell even videotaping the conversation? Secondly, what’s up with Russell videotaping the conversation? Seriously, he broke the bro code. Russell did get a cold shoulder from his teammates, as it turned out he was just trying to prank Young, but somehow the video got leaked online.
14 Sexting With Metta World Peace
You don’t even need to be in the same room, city, state, or country to have a R Rated situation exposed to the public. Metta World Peace has never been the most level headed guy and we’re pretty sure he doesn’t care about his sexting being blasted on the internet, but it did happen in 2011. Deadspin covered the story when they allowed an anonymous female to write about her experience with Peace.
She explained she was an Oklahoma City Thunder fan and only followed Peace because of his strange tweets. Peace became aggressive with her and wanted a sexual relationship. The female wanted no part of that, but continued to joke with him about it. Peace even sent some naughty photos and videos, but she still declined.
13 The Trials & Tribulations Of The Bryants
Pretty much everyone knows the story unless you have no idea who Black Mamba is. Kobe Bryant loves women and couldn’t stay faithful. His philandering ways got him in hot water when one hotel employee accused him of sexual assault in 2003. The two sides settled and Bryant did a lot of begging to his high school sweetheart and wife, Vanessa Laine.
She ultimately decided to stay with the future Hall of Famer, but things once again got nasty when Vanessa was told by the wives of Bryant’s teammates about his infidelity. Rumors swirled of a divorce but the two stayed together. He was caught cheating several times, yet his wife stays loyal to him. You would think she would sue the daylights out of him. She’s definitely Kobe’s number one fan.
12 Paul George's Vice in Miami
Paul George may have had one of the most devastating injuries ever seen on television back in August of 2014, however, we don’t think NBA coach Doc Rivers and his daughter, Callie, gave two squirts about him. Why? Allegedly, George offered to pay a Miami a former stripper named Daniela Rajic $1 million dollars to get an abortion. The two hooked up in 2013 and we’re pretty positive George regretted the move because it seems like the lady was trapping him.
He got caught cheating on Callie when Rajic came out that her child’s father was George. Maybe he got the devastating injury because the Rivers family placed a curse on him or it was a freak accident. George would stay in the tabloids that same year when news came out that he had a sexual relationship with a woman who was with his teammate, Roy Hibbert. Stay classy George, stay classy.
11 Making It Rain With James Harden
Just because you have all your clothes on and are in a room full of people, doesn’t mean you can’t be involved in an R Rated situation. James Harden has blown up since he signed with the Houston Rockets in 2012. The guy is a flat out stud when it comes to the offensive side of the ball, plus his beard is legit. Harden, like many other professional athletes, loves the strip club or rather women in general.
There are enough images online showing Harden around a group of beautiful women, however, there’s one picture of him with a stripper. Harden is definitely enjoying himself in the picture and probably the stripper as well because of all the cash surrounding her. We don’t know if we would be more smitten with Harden’s beard or what the stripper was doing...
10 What J.R. Smith Likes Doing In A Hotel Room
J.R. Smith has been a party animal for most of his career, so it’s not surprising he would pull this stunt while being a member of the NBA. In 2012, Smith would tweet a photo of rapper Joe Budden’s ex-girlfriend, Tahiry. What was wrong with the tweet? It was a shot of Tahiry’s backside on a hotel bed. You can see all the skin and more as Smith and Tahiry watch a game. It paints a good picture of what probably came right after the image.
Apparently, Budden and Tahiry didn’t like the tweet, but we doubt Smith cared. He did apologize, but it didn’t really seem sincere. That’s the one thing about Twitter if you post something, the whole world is going to see it and criticize it. Maybe Smith has learned his lesson as he hasn’t blown up Twitter like that since the incident. Why even bother when you won a Championship?
9 Derek Fisher Versus Matt Barnes
Derek Fisher wasn’t technically caught in the act of making love, however, he was caught in the home of former teammate Matt Barnes in 2015. Apparently, Barnes drove 95-miles from the Memphis Grizzles summer training facility in California to his own home to confront Fisher about sleeping with his wife, Gloria Govan. The 6’7” aggressive Barnes doesn’t take things lightly and was reportedly ready to inflict major harm on 6’1” Fisher.
The two fought and it led to the cops coming to the home, but no charges were made. We don’t think Barnes caught them in the act but if he did, imagine that fight. Not everybody likes Barnes, but you've got to feel some sympathy for the guy. The women he married was his high school sweetheart and she did him wrong with Fisher.
8 Escort Troubles
As an NBA player, you would think you wouldn’t be involved with an escort, but that’s just not reality. Maybe they're disguised as “groupies” or they flat out tell the guy how much they’re worth, regardless, money and women are involved in the NBA. If you were going to hook up with an escort, make sure she doesn’t put you on full blast. One such case is the infamous Twitter escort Candy Deepthroat.
She claimed she slept with several NBA players such as Matt Barnes, Ronny Turiaf, and Lance Stephenson. When asked for proof, oh boy, did she provide some. In 2011, she posted a private video of her entering the hotel room of Stephenson with another lady in NYC. She hid her phone in her purse, but you can hear the conversation and sex acts that followed. In 2014, she also claimed two Timberwolves paid her for some oral sex. Beware NBA players, beware.
7 Trouble in Paradise
For a very long time, the San Antonio Spurs were a squeaky clean organization. All they did was win Championships or go deep into the playoffs. The illusion of a squeaky clean locker room cracked in 2010 when Tony Parker was caught cheating on his wife and famous actress, Eva Longoria. Sure, NBA players cheat on their wives, even smoking hot ones. However, the real shocker was who Parker cheated with. Cue the drumroll, please.
It was none other than Parker’s teammate, Brent Barry’s wife. Supposedly, these two couples were really close, but we now know they were too close when Eva found Parker’s texting logs in a program that Parker forgot to close. The logs showed some racy texting between Parker and Barry’s wife, Erin. Parker and Longoria divorced in 2010, but Brent and Erin wouldn’t divorce until this year.
6 The Gold Club
Atlanta’s Gold Club was one of, it not, the most prominent strip club in the area at the turn of the century. Those involved in running the business liked to use celebrities to beef up their profile and brand for the establishment. While catering to these celebrities, they allowed their female staff members to perform sexual acts on them. Basically, it was a prostitution ring and the Feds got wind of all the shady stuff going on in the building.
From prostitution to credit card fraud and money laundering, this establishment got caught. You know who else got caught receiving sexual favors from the strippers? NBA stars such as Patrick Ewing, John Starks, Jerry Stackhouse and Dennis Rodman. We wonder how some of these guys explained to their spouses or girlfriends why their name was being thrown around in court.
5 Marv Albert's Teething Problem
He’s neither an NBA Superstar nor a player, but his name will forever be associated with the sport. Albert got his start in the NBA when he became a radio and television announcer for the New York Knicks in 1967. His distinctive voice and ability to call a basketball game in an entertaining manner allowed him to rise up in the ranks as one of the greatest at his profession.
In 1997, Albert got into some hot water when a former sexual acquaintance, Vanessa Perhach, accused him of biting her and forcing the lady to perform oral intercourse on him in a hotel room. She also claimed he was upset that she couldn’t find another man to get involved in the action. DNA testing proved she wasn’t lying about the biting and Albert pleaded guilty to misdemeanor assault and battery charges.
4 James Worthy Caught Reaching Into the Cookie Jar
When people think of the Los Angeles Laker teams from the ‘80s, they think of Magic Johnson and Kareem Abdul-Jabbar. James Worthy was the third Superstar who propelled the team to several championships in that era. He may not have been the flashiest passer or best scorer, but that guy could play some defense. In 1990, Worthy got busted hard in a R Rated situation... literally.
Apparently, the Hall of Famer wanted two ladies for the night and contacted an escort firm that was monitored by cops in Houston, Texas. While getting ready to get his freak on, cops barged in on the unsuspecting Laker and arrested him on the spot. It was also embarrassing that this happened several hours before a basketball game, as he later rejoined his teammates after paying $500 dollars in bail money.
3 What Happens in Rio, Doesn't Stay in Rio
The Summer Olympics is one of the greatest sporting spectacles in the world. The Olympics in Brazil once again showcased USA’s dominance when they won a hearty 121 medals. We got to witness legendary swimmer Michael Phelps solidify his place as the greatest Olympian of the modern era, track and field star Allyson Felix became the most decorated US athlete in her sport and the Zika virus didn't wipe out our beloved stars.
Once again, basketball was dominated by the American teams and that’s no surprise. What was a surprise was DeAndre Jordan, DeMarcus Cousins, and DeMar DeRozan had been spotted inside a brothel. Allegedly three other teammates were seen inside the facility and when the team was called out on their night time adventure, they gave the excuse that they didn’t know it was a brothel.
2 Greg Oden's Legacy
Remember that NBA Draft where the Portland Trail Blazers selected first overall and it was a complete failure? If you don’t, at the 2007 NBA Draft, the Trail Blazers selected Greg Oden over Kevin Durant, who went second overall. We can all agree Portland probably wishes for a redo and things didn’t get better in 2010 when nude photos of Oden surfaced on the internet. He sent the R Rated pictures to an ex-girlfriend years earlier, but the bitter woman decided to post them online anyway.
It sucks when you're struggling on the team that thought you would be the best player out of your draft class, but it’s even worse when you have to deal with a very private and vulnerable situation. Looking at the exposure in a half full glass, Oden could definitely be a success in the adult entertainment industry and was even offered a contract from a company after the incident.
1 The Leaning Tower of Draymond Green
The Internet. This crazy creation of mankind has benefited the world in more ways than we can think of, however, it has also been a platform for some embarrassing situations involving our beloved NBA players. Draymond Green learned this fact the hard way when he accidentally sent an R Rated picture to his public Snapchat story instead of a potential suitor in the summer of 2016.
Green tried to play the victim card when explaining the provocative photo became public, by saying it was due to a hack. The story had a few holes in it and Green eventually pulled a complete turnaround and admitted it was his fault for the exposure of his baby maker. With the embarrassing situation in Green’s rear-view mirror, he can focus on winning another Championship for the Golden State Warriors.