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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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31.

salim     

this is one of the reason I don't want to get marred!!!!!!!11

1123 days ago
32.

erika    

so sad he would stop this woman from making her own money for being on the show. it doesnt involve him so whats the big deal...big whiny baby.

1123 days ago
33.

TMZ dont like me    

Gil knocked up the ugly sister and Matt Barnes wound up with the pretty one...

1123 days ago
34.

Tammy    

He should just say that he's fine with her doing the show as long as neither him nor his children are mentioned or seen in ay way, shape or form. Then, she's free to do the show.

1123 days ago
35.

Kelly Kelly    

I dont know why Gilbert tripping now when on Twitter, him and Laura was tweeting each other and he was telling her he didnt care she was on the show. Now its a reality, he wanna back back. He ought to be glad somebody, if any, is paying attention to him. No wonder he wear the #0.

1123 days ago
36.

Jodi    

He left her high and dry with 4 children. Laura got the right to make money anyway she wants. WTF is wrong with him. His name is not going to be mentioned on the show so why is he saying she is illegally exploiting him AND HE WANTS CASH ON TOP OF IT.

Gilbert is a fool. He don't want to support his kids but want to stop her from making money to support them and herself.

Hopefully the judge will throw his stupid lawsuit out.

1123 days ago
37.

TMZISAPIECEOFSHIT    

When will men learn: Control your seed, control your power!

1123 days ago
38.

Knotyboy    

Arenas is mondo stupid! He's about as irrelivant as the team he's playing on, his baby momma being on that show is the most positive press that dummy has gotten in years!

1123 days ago
39.

The Neko Nation    

Gilbert Arenas is just an over paid player who has the mentality of a flea. Just another gun toting baby producing NBA player with little class and even less intelligence.

1123 days ago
40.

b walsh    

go get yours girl.. arenas gets lots of money for basically nothing.. the guy is a box of crap his teammates all call him a check stealer.. get your money.. she deserves more than he has just to put up with his bs..

1123 days ago
41.

T    

What a dummy, he could use that as evidence that she can make her own money

1122 days ago
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