TMZ.com A man is suing skateboarding star Nyjah Huston -- after he says the 27-year-old X Games athlete beat him up during an altercation in Los Angeles earlier this summer. Alexander Pou filed the lawsuit Wednesday -- alleging the incident happened back on June 6 after Huston and a friend went to Pou's house to retrieve an item they had left the night before. In the suit, obtained by TMZ Sports , Pou alleges he tried to help Huston find the item ... but when their search was unsuccessful, the skateboarder "became verbally abusive." Nyjah Huston Says He Was Olympic-Caliber Skater at 11 Years Old Pou claims Huston then "suddenly and without warning" began attacking him, causing injuries. To make matters worse, Pou says as Huston got in his friend's car to leave the scene -- the friend tried to run him over ... all while Huston "continued to verbally assault" Pou. Pou is suing for unspecified damages. This is not the first time … [Read more...] about Skateboarding Star Nyjah Huston Sued Over Alleged Attack On Man
Professional surfer Kalani David has tragically passed away ... after the former Hawaiian champ suffered a massive seizure while practicing in the waters of Costa Rica. He was only 24. The Costa Rica Judicial Investigation Department shed some light on the accident, telling AP News "he was surfing when he apparently suffered some kind of epileptic seizure and drowned." They added ... "The death is still under investigation." Legendary surfer Kelly Slater paid tribute to David on his Instagram ... saying he was "one of the most talented surfer/skaters on Earth." “Constantly pushing the limits every time he was on his feet. Condolences to the huge community of friends Kalani had coast to coast and across the globe.” David was a gifted surfer and skateboarder ... winning the Junior World Surfing title in 2012. He also competed in several skating events. Kalani had a heart condition called Wolff-Parkinson-White that can make the heart … [Read more...] about Pro Surfer Kalani David Dead At 24 After Having Seizure While Surfing In Costa Rica
Tony Hawk says the only thing more impressive than Adam Miller 's amazing skateboard-to-skateboard backflip -- is the fact Miller survived 3 bone-crushing days of practicing the ridunkulous maneuver. Miller was at Tony's Southern Cali skate park when he pulled off the stunt -- which Tony describes as "part gymnastics, parkour, and skateboarding." Video of the move racked up nearly 2 million views on Tony's Ride Channel in less than a week. But when TMZ caught up with the godfather of skateboarding he told us Miller busted his ass over, and over, and over ( below ) on pavement -- and without a helmet or pads -- before nailing the backflip. "He tried it for a couple days and he kinda broke himself off ... He goes hard, and he takes it ... one after the other just slamming into the cement." Tony added ... Miller deserves all the attention he's getting because "it's hard to come up with something really brand new and different" in skateboarding. As for … [Read more...] about Tony Hawk — Backflip Dude Adam Miller Nearly ‘Broke Himself’ Practicing Amazing Stunt
TMZSports.com Justin Bieber 's no joke on a skateboard ... the guy has REAL support from one of the best skaters on the planet -- Ryan Sheckler ... who tells TMZ Sports Justin's got real skills on wheels. Sheckler was at LAX -- heading to Austin for the X Games -- when we showed him recent footage of Bieber riding one of those new motorized skateboards on his private jet. Instagram Ryan LOVED IT -- and told us he thinks Bieber has the passion to take his skate game to the next level. Sheckler would know ... the two actually skated together at Ryan's private skate park in Orange County back in 2014. So, could we see Bieber competing in the X Games one day? Sheckler isn't exactly ruling it out -- "Bieber can do whatever he wants man." … [Read more...] about Skate Star Ryan Sheckler — Bieber’s No Poser … Dude Can Skate!
Justin Bieber may not skate on his DUI charge ... but he made up for it by creating a new dance on wheels last night in NYC. Justin hit up the annual " Leather & Laces " party Saturday night at the Liberty Theatre in NYC ... and created a spectacle of himself by doing kickflips to a Sage the Gemini song. Two things: Thing 1 -- Are you getting the feeling Bieber is obsessed with making a spectacle of himself? Thing 2 -- Who the hell allowed him to bring him in a skateboard?!? Much less, skateboard inside. We can answer Thing 2: The club allowed him to skateboard. … [Read more...] about Justin Bieber — Board on the Dance Floor