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Chris Bosh Begs Judge -- Let My Kid Go to NBA Finals

6/8/2011 6:00 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

Miami Heat superstar Chris Bosh desperately wants his 2-year-old daughter to watch him play in the NBA Finals -- but his baby mama won't let her go to the games -- so he's going to court to try to force her hand.


Bosh and his ex-girlfriend, Allison Mathis, are locked in a bitter custody war -- and while they hash out a permanent solution, they are currently abiding by a temporary court-ordered arrangement in which they share custody ... and right now, their daughter is with Mathis. 

TMZ obtained an emergency motion Bosh filed with a Maryland court last week -- asking the judge to temporarily alter their agreement so "[Bosh's daughter] is able to share in what, to date, is the pinnacle of Bosh's professional career, and possibly a once in a lifetime opportunity."

In the docs, Bosh also includes an email he sent to Mathis last month in the hopes of striking a deal outside the courtroom.


In the letter, Chris states, "I am embarking on a new chapter of my life by making it into the finals for the first time in my professional career and it's very important to me to have the people closest and dear to my heart to be able to share these moments with me."

Bosh continues, "If we can make this happen please respond asap and I will set up the arrangements for pick up/drop off without you even having to lift a finger."

According to the legal docs, Bosh never heard back from Mathis. So far, the judge has yet to rule on the matter ... but a source close to Allison tells us she does not want to change the arrangement. 

But there's a silver lining in this story for Bosh -- according to the original arrangement, he's due to get custody of the kid back on June 11 ... one day before Game 6 of the NBA Finals.

And since the Heat lost to the Dallas Mavericks Tuesday night -- evening the series at 2 games a piece -- it seems Bosh will get to play in front of his daughter after all.

UPDATE: Mathis' mother tells TMZ, "She never objected to those dates for the playoffs or any such thing."


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joey _ I love TMZ 'til ya piss me off!    

Get a grip, dude!

1231 days ago


He wants to drag his 2YEAR OLD DAUGHTER to the game...WHY? The kid's not going to remember him playing at such a young age.

1231 days ago

Gene Foreman    

Way to go man, if I was an Attorney I'd for sure get your daughter to be able to come to you.

1231 days ago


What is wrong with that woman - she should want his Daughter to see her Father!

1231 days ago


What memories this kid might miss out on! All 2 year olds should be this lucky.

1231 days ago


Is he kidding? That kid will be bored beyond belief within 10 minutes...

1231 days ago


Bosh is a cry baby!

1231 days ago


A 2yr old should be in bed by 8:00pm!

Whatever family member of his thatwill have have her during the game will be holding a tired, cranky kid that should be in bed.

Give it a rest! She's 2!

1231 days ago


Hopefully his kid can make it to Game 6 to watch the Mavs beat the Heat to win the championship. Screw Miami.

1231 days ago


His two year old won't know what in the hell is going on, anyway and won't remember it. He needs to think of something else to do with the kid.

1231 days ago


I think he is doing a great thing. Now for the mother of his child she is out of her mind.

1231 days ago


No two year old is going to sit thru a basketball game.

1231 days ago


oh brother...rupal with a haircut is being stupid...a 2 year old will not know whats going on and will not remember it anyways....

1231 days ago


How dare a father question the eternal wisdom and inherent right of the mother! Doesn't he know that men have no parental rights?

1231 days ago


I'm with the majority on this one...she's two years old...won't care, won't remember. Stupid to waste time/money over this particular issue.

1231 days ago
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