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Gilbert Arenas Goes For the Block Against Baby Mama

6/28/2011 5:30 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

NBA great Gilbert Arenas wants a judge to pull the plug on "Basketball Wives: Los Angeles," claiming his baby mama is illegally exploiting him by appearing on the show.

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The Orlando Magic guard claims Laura Govan -- the mother of his 4 children -- signed up to do "Basketball Wives" solely to become a television personality.  In the lawsuit, Arenas claims even though the soon-to-be-debuted series doesn't mention him by name, "the very presence of defendant Govan and the title of the show is an obvious reference to [Arenas]."  And Arenas notes his name was used in the press release announcing Govan had joined the cast.

Gilbert claims Govan and the producers have no right to use his name or likeness -- expressed or implied -- so he's asking a judge to slap an injunction on the show so it can't air.  He also wants cash for his troubles.


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1.

lander    

so sick of these golddigging hos. men, stay away from american women. this is what you get.

1193 days ago
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Pilikajean    

You guys need to stop making babies with these so called "gold diggers". What do you expect her to do, she has 4 of your kids to take care of. If you don't want them to make money off of knowing you or being with you or having your kids, then have them sign a confidentially clause or something.

1193 days ago
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QE2    

So the show doesn't mention his name and they're not married. She's not a wife then. I'm guessing she can do this. Probably for the money to support four kids. Sure she probably get child support, but some payers of support are very controlling. At least she is trying to make some money.

Plus if this guy is dumb enough to have four kids with someone like that, he really doesn't have room to complain.

1193 days ago
4.

pentta    

Pilikajean - it's called the PILL, use it! but we all know how women lie about saying they're on it, and ooops-i-forgot now give me your money. BS a man has zero moral responsibility to children born against his will.

1193 days ago
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wasted days and wasted nights    

Oh, golly, just 'cuz these fellas make a whole lotta money playin' ball with the boys doesn't mean they get to dictate what's on the tele after we return from a swim at the community pool. Gil gets to shoot the ball and we get to click the remote. Wonder what those basketball babes are up to this evening.

1193 days ago
6.

vicky    

She's got the right to be able to make her money, she's got the right to her 15 min. of fame and before this article, i never knew she was alive and most people probably never would've watched or cared about....... Gilbert Arenas is bringing attention to her and the show..... makes it look like he's got things to hide.....ugh......I still won'*****ch it

1193 days ago
7.

writenow    

Go Laura! Yo Gibert: grow a pair.

1193 days ago
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IN MY OPINION    

Both her and her sister are going to be SINGLE MOTHERS because their beaus have/had no intentions of marrying them.

They have the game down pack...they knew to pop babies out so that they would be set for at least 18 years.

Athletes are getting dumber by the minute.

AND THAT'S WHAT'S UP!

1193 days ago
9.

ronin    

Doesn't the bytch have to be married to a basketball player to ACTUALLY be considerred a wife?

just askin

1193 days ago
10.

Debbie    

If there is a show about basketball wives and she's associated with you from having your children why shouldn't she be able to be on the show and even mention your name? I guess you guys need to keep your *ick in your pants and not get married if you don't want someone to do it. What I have to say to her is go for it!

1193 days ago
11.

JugEars McKenyan Sr..    

It's a good thing papers and magazines are on the outs, the damage to the environment from all the extra black ink they'd need today to print the front pages of every URBAN newspaper and mag would be increased by the tons across the globe daily you can bet, coming from a 20 year pressman at the Chicago tribune.

Every single day like never in the nation's history, this 'afffflete' boinkin' this broad, boinkin' that broad, this and that 'who yo daddy' case, this momma kills her kids driving into a lagoon, this brutha holds up a 711, one rapes a 90 year old in NY, this flashmob of brutha's in Walgreens, McDonald's, Burger King attacks..on and on and on on and on and on. What a freaking zoo.

1193 days ago
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IN MY OPINION    

The show should be renamed to

BASKETBALL NEVER BEEN A WIFE or
BASKETBALL HO-BAGS or
BASKETBALL GOLDDIGGERS or
BASKETBALL WOULD BE WIVES or
BASKETBALL NEVER BEEN MARRIED or
BASKETBALL BABY-MOMMA DRAMA or
BASKETBALL LEFT SCORNED

because most are not married, most are divorced, and most were dumbed & scorned.

1193 days ago
13.

Sweetneke    

She needs to go on his tweeter site and pull his tweets where he was saying he didn't care if she was on the show if it helped him to be able to pay less child support and show that to the court. Gilbert needs to grow up he was just as responsible as she was in making those four babies those kids are going to grow up hearing and reading everything that you write and say about each other. It's time set your priorities which should be, raising your kids to grow to be responsible and productive adults, something that the two of them lack. It's one thing when their kids out here that don't no their father or the family doesn't have the means to provide but Gilbert does and he needs to grow up and be a man and put his kids first.

1193 days ago
14.

LOOK-MOM-IM-DEAD    

this bonehead bettter be more concerned about his game than his babys mama.He sucks

1193 days ago
15.

gossipgirl86    

I can definitley understand where these ball players are coming from. These ho*'s are trying to get rich and famouse soley from the fact that they dated basketball players. It sad and the guys have a right to be pissed! They did all the hard work to make it to the NBA not the bit**'s!

1193 days ago
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