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NBA Star Gilbert Arenas

Buries the Hatchet with

'Basketball Wives' -- For Now

6/10/2012 12:17 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

0610_gilbert_arenas_laura-govan_bbw_gettyIt's a win-win situation for NBA star Gilbert Arenas -- a judge has granted his request to officially drop his lawsuit over his fiancée's role on "Basketball Wives" ... but gave him the option to bring it back whenever he likes. 

If you recall, Arenas sued Shed Media last year in order to stop "BB Wives" from airing ... all because he felt his baby mama, Laura Govan, had no right to exploit his name on reality TV. When a court shot down his request to axe the show ... he continued to sue for cold, hard cash. 

But after the former exes got engaged, Arenas changed his tune and asked for the suit to be dismissed, but only if he could still pick it back up -- a condition the the show vehemently begged a court not to allow.

Earlier this week, the court sided with Arenas ... dismissing the case like he asked and made it possible to bring back any time he wants (ya know if the whole marriage thing doesn't work out) ... and all Arenas has to do is cover the show's attorney fees to the tune of $32,618.

A small price to pay ... for freedom to sue your loved ones' show.

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dude, she's nasty. yuck

864 days ago


The lesson here is, DO NOT marry a female who a.) knows you are a pro athlete, and b.) who knows you are rich. Most women, no matter how nice they seem will only equate how they treat in direct proportion with what is in your bank account.

864 days ago


Stupid show with classless, uneducated women. Laura, I hope you can see that he doesn't really love you. All this means is he will marry you for now. But when he moves on, he's suing your ass. Idiots.

864 days ago


It would take a mind as empty as a Kim Kardashian fan's to watch this crap.

864 days ago


They have like four kids together it's about time.

864 days ago


That woman looks like a man. That thing is really hard to even look at. What is with these guys you could do way better than these skanks.

864 days ago


TMZ you've posted an old photo of Laura Govan - post one of her more recent pictures, after the plastic surgery - she looks like a different person - the surgeons made her absolutely gorgeous!

864 days ago


At least she looks decent in th is pic. trust it gets way worst than just looking like a man, #canyousaySASQUATCH

864 days ago

Joan K    

No kidding the first thing I thought when I saw this pic what she had to have been a man.

863 days ago

Foxy Lady    

She looks like Junior Seau (RIP) in a dress. I watched this show once and just laughed.

860 days ago

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