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Cops Called on NBA Star Over Baby Dispute

9/7/2010 8:00 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

NBA star Dwight Howard got schooled by cops after removing his child from day care ... TMZ has learned.

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It all went down on August 26 when Howard -- who is in an ongoing custody war with baby mama Royce Reed -- went to pick up their 2-year-old son. Reed, we're told, flipped out and called the cops because she claimed the custody agreement didn't give Howard the right to pick the child up that day.

Reed showed up at the day care center for a showdown, but Howard had already left with the kid.

The cops called Howard ... and the NBA star explained he and his ex made a new agreement ... giving him the right to cart his kid away that day. But ... after speaking with lawyers from both sides, the cops handed down their verdict -- a new custody agreement was discussed but never signed.

The cops ordered Howard to return the child to the day care center, stat. Howard's nanny -- the Henry Kissinger character -- took the boy back to school and Reed took him home.

Basketball is so much easier ... 

UPDATE:  A spokesperson for Reed thanked police and school officials for their quick response. He also said the child "was seriously traumatized by the unlawful actions of Dwight and his staff, and Royce will rely upon the Courts to prevent future incidents from occurring."

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follow @mainetechnj    

Yea u smut lock a man up who wants to spend time with his kid! U dirty smut good job at trapping him! Your boy will no the answer to ur dirty ass in due time!!! PS she older then Howard & Manipulated the nice young man she was like 30 he was 24

1417 days ago
17.

Sonja    

The only reason that boy was traumatized was that the mother acted all nuts and got police involved and everyone was freaking out around him.. being picked up by his father was probably the only non-traumatic part of his whole day. Parents that act out like this make me so angry. If you discussed it why not just call the person and say .. hey we didn't finalize anything you need to return the boy to the school.. or bring him home or .. I'm coming to pick him up.. but noooo let's call the police and make a huge fuss and scare the boy to death over nothing.

1417 days ago
18.

water    

wow let the guy see his kid, you ****ing gold digger,only reason you called the cops is so that you can take him to court to try and get some money you broke hooker

1417 days ago
19.

BigmoneyBleezy    

What a tremendous waste of time and money.

1417 days ago
20.

passin thru    

please move this over to Ebony TMZ

Posted at 4:26 AM on Sep 7, 2010 by MIDNIGHT TOKER
FIRSTLY...BWHAHAHAHAHAHAHA...MIDNIGHT TOKER...THANKS FOR THE LAUGHS TODAY...SECONDLY.....WHAT A WAY TO WASTE THE TAX PAYERS MONEY AND THE POLICE'S TIME!!!! GET IT TOGETHER AND ACT LIKE ADULTS

1417 days ago
21.

SportsGrl    

Most of these guys could care less abut seeing their child so when one of them does its time to call the cops ..oh boy ...

1417 days ago
22.

J3NN    

@ #7.. i ws thinking the same thing and i goggled her and yes that is ROYCE from Basketball Wives.. Fuuny they never once mentioned that she had a baby.. and that he was a bBall player and that they were at war with custody.. No wonder she was on there..its makes sense now.

1417 days ago
23.

Jexica    

@ J3NN re: #23. I thought the same thing too. That's why the B'ball wives had problems with her, not becaue she was a dancer, but an actual gold-diggin' ho'.

So many women complain about men not spending time with their kids, and here we have a case of a father trying to help out and this is what he gets. That chick is just a trick. Too bad he didn't figure that out beforehand. Wrap it up fellas!!

1416 days ago
24.

reader    

This man is just wanting to spend time with his child. The mother is an idiot. She was up on sportcenter outside the lines sayings Howard doesnt spend enough time with their child. Seems like the mother is just using the kid as pawn of revenge. Mothers let the father visit their kids.

1416 days ago
25.

Stella    

the kid only had emotional distress because the momma made such a fuss, kid didn't know anything but daddy picking the child up. moron

1416 days ago
26.

AnD wHaT    

@1 You need to get your facts straight dumb ass.

1416 days ago
27.

skibe    

And this is what tax dollars go to pay for?

1416 days ago
28.

Antoine    

Royce was not allowed to say D. Howards name or make reference to him at all on Basketball Wives or he could sue her. Same reason that Shaq's wife stopped discussing their personal matters on the show. This chick is making thing worse for her because she is inconsistent and her motives look very shaky to say the least.

This is just her way of letting people know, who didn't already know, who the father of her baby is.

1416 days ago
29.

kiki    

"The child was seriously tramatized,," THATS A BUNCH OF BULL****, no need to throw gasoline on the fire, her credibility is shot and she sounds like a ****ing drama queen. What mother would rather put her child in daycare than spend time with their father who WANTS to spend time with them. This lady is such a huge piece of ****. I hope she realizes the only one who was tramatized is her bc she didnt get her way in the situation which is extremely immature to keep a child from their father.

1416 days ago
30.

xobeachbabiieox    

These type of women make me SICK! It's not at all the father's are bad its simple... a total control tactic! You can't see your kid unless I say so and If I am mad at you... you won't see your kid...

My bro dealt with a pain in the >>> like this... men please don't tie yourself up with these #losers! A waste of time and $$$ all the way around.

1416 days ago
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