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Alex Smith In Gnarly Leg Brace … 2 Months After Injury

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Alex Smith ain’t out of the woods yet — the QB is still using crutches and a complex brace around his leg … 2 months after suffering a gruesome injury against the Texans. 

The Washington Redskins star finally surfaced in public Monday at the Wizards-Pistons game in D.C. with his leg wrapped in bandages and what appears to be a Taylor Spatial Frame

FYI, a TSF is often used by doctors to treat compound fractures. It essentially helps the bone heal correctly with the use of pins, wires and rods. 

Smith’s right leg was snapped in half in a game against the Texans on Nov. 18 … with Smith ending up breaking both his fibula and tibia to the point where bone poked through the skin.

In fact, the injury was so devastating … reports say Alex needed further surgeries to correct an infection he got following the first operation to fix the issue.

But, Smith seemed to be in good spirits as he watched the hometown Wizards from a press box … even smiling as he spoke with people in the arena.

It’s unclear whether Smith plans to play ever again … releasing a statement just a few weeks ago, saying, “Although this is a serious injury, Alex and his family remain strong.”

“We would ask that everyone please honor the Smith family’s request for privacy at this time.”

Kenny Smith Scottie Pippen’s Wrong Zion Shouldn’t Sit Out!

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Zion Williamson needs to IGNORE Scottie Pippen‘s advice and NOT sit out the rest of the college basketball season because it could hurt his development … so says Kenny Smith

“When you play, you get an opportunity to hone your craft,” Smith tells TMZ Sports … “Iron sharpens iron.”

Pippen sees it MUCH differently — claiming the Duke superstar is the obvious #1 overall pick in the NBA Draft and he needs to sit out to avoid risking serious injury. 

But, Smith says sitting will essentially stunt his growth — because the constant competition with top college talent will make him more prepared for the jump to the NBA. 

Check out the clip … Kenny sends a personal message to Zion to keep playing … and throws a little jab about the big UNC/Duke rivalry.

P.S. —  Yes, a Tar Heels legend is giving a Blue Devil advice. Last time we checked, hell hasn’t frozen over … yet.

Will Smith & Martin Lawrence The ‘Bad Boys’ are Back in Action … Still Bad in Their 50s!!!

Forget the #10YearChallenge — ‘Bad Boys’ Will Smith and Martin Lawrence are showing off more than 2 decades later … in these shots from the third installment of the film franchise.

Will and Martin — aka Mike Lowrey and Marcus Burnett — got the action going Monday in Atlanta, reprising their roles as the cool, wise-cracking Miami cops for the latest sequel, “Bad Boys for Life.”

As you know … the first movie was released in 1995, “Bad Boys II” followed in 2003, and now — 25 years later — ‘BB4L’ is set to hit theaters in January 2020.

Both stars are now in their 50s, but judging by these pics — including Lawrence with a bloody bandage on his head — they’re still fully capable of cranking it up and getting bad when the director yells action.

This probably goes without saying but, just in case … 

Jada Pinkett Smith on ‘Surving R. Kelly’ I Had to Protect Willow as a Child … And I’m Glad I Did

Jada Pinkett Smith says she fended off potential creepers from Willow at a young age — and in light of “Surviving R. Kelly” … she seems grateful she did.

Jada released another episode of “Red Table Talk” Monday, which continued a conversation with alleged R. Kelly victim Lisa Van Allen who explained why she gravitated toward the singer. She says the fact she was orphaned played into her embracing him.

It’s just as emotional as their last segment, with tears being shed in recounting her experience.

At one point in the convo, Jada reveals she had to have some serious talks with Willow as a young teen — Willow’s now 18 — to warn her about the dangers of the world, and people who might want to take advantage of her. She says she told Willow she couldn’t be alone with certain people, no matter how close Willow thought she was with them.

For her part, Willow says she didn’t understand why Jada was so strict at the time but now gets where her mom was coming from … especially in the wake of ‘Surviving.’

Jada Pinkett Smith Upset with R. Kelly Record Sales Spike … Do Black Women Matter?

Jada Pinkett Smith is really upset there’s a spike in R. Kelly‘s record sales in the wake of the Lifetime docuseries about various alleged sexual misdeeds, and is wondering out loud if black women matter.

The actress posted this video Sunday, wondering how R. Kelly’s streaming numbers have spiked after a parade of people made shocking claims on “Surviving R. Kelly.”

Jada’s asking for some feedback … if she’s missing something — specifically, do black girls not matter enough?

Tons of R. Kelly fans have been defiantly supportive of him, tweeting out messages all weekend like, “Still listening.” Based on the reported numbers, they clearly are. 

Unclear if Jada is turning on R. Kelly or if she’s simply voicing longstanding disdain — but one thing we do know … she believes his accusers. 

Jon Jones Set to Fight Anthony Smith … At UFC 235

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Well, that was quick!!!

TMZ Sports has learned Jon Jones is signed on to fight Anthony Smith at UFC 235 in March … as long as the Nevada State Athletic Commission gives him the green light. 

As we previously reported, several UFC fighters have been angling to get a crack at Jones after he returned from his suspension to beat up Alexander Gustafsson at UFC 232 last month … including Luke Rockhold, Corey Anderson and Smith. 

But now, we’ve confirmed … Jon’s next opponent will be 30-year-old Smith, who’s currently on a 3 fight win streak after beating Volkan Oezdemir, Shogun Rua and Rashad Evans. 

We spoke with Dana White, who tells us … “Later this month, Jon Jones will file an application for licensure with the NSAC in order to compete at UFC 235 in Las Vegas, Nevada on March 2nd.”

“Provided that license is granted, Jones will be defending his Light Heavyweight title against Anthony Smith in a 5 round main event at the T-Mobile Arena.”

Smith is currently the #3 ranked light heavyweight — and just last week told TMZ Sports he’s “ready” for Jones. He also told us he wasn’t impressed with Jones in the Gustafsson fight. 

Should be fun! 

UFC’s Anthony Smith I’m In Talks to Fight Jon Jones … ‘I’m Your Guy’

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Jon Jones is one step closer to his next fight … because Anthony Smith tells TMZ Sports his manager is already talking with the UFC to get a deal done. 

30-year-old Smith has clawed his way to becoming the #3 ranked light heavyweight after taking out Rashad Evans, Shogun Rua and Volkan Oezdemir in his last 3 fights. 

After Jones beat up Alexander Gustafsson at UFC 232 on Saturday, he and Smith talked trash to each other during the post-fight show on FS1. 

Now, Smith says he ain’t just blowing smoke — he wants smoke — and his manager, Jim Walter, is already speaking with the UFC honchos to hammer out a deal. 

No word on when the fight would go down but Smith says he’ll brawl with Jones “any time, any place anywhere … I’ll fight Jon this weekend if he wants to.”

Smith says he respects Jones as a fighter but wasn’t super impressed with his 3rd-round victory over Gustafsson — saying, “I’ve seen him look better.”

Of course, there are other fighters angling for a shot at JJ — including #6 ranked contender Corey Anderson … but Smith says no one wants to see that fight because Jones will beat his ass. 

We asked Smith if he had a message for Jones — “I’m ready. I’m ready and you know it. And I know it. I’m the only one that’s gonna push you.”

Stay tuned …