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Steve Nash

Lakers Star Involved In Bizarre Custody Fight

12/3/2012 5:00 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF
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When L.A. Lakers star Steve Nash joined the team, he said one of the benefits was that he could be closer to his kids ... which is why his legal fight to keep his children out of California is bizarre.

Sources connected with the couple tell TMZ ... Nash's ex-wife Alejandra wants to move the former couple's three children from AZ to L.A. We're told Nash has objected and is waging a legal war to prevent it from happening.

Our sources say Alejandra hired one of the biggest divorce lawyers in L.A., Lance Spiegel, to fight Nash in both AZ and California courts.

As for why Nash doesn't want his kids moving closer to him, we called his rep but haven't heard back.

Based on our research, one thing's for sure ... Nash will get socked for WAYYY more child support in CA than AZ.

We're told there is a gag order in place ... so no one can talk about the case.

Spiegel told TMZ, "I can't comment on the information you attribute to sources connected with TMZ."

He adds, "I confirm that I have been retained by Alejandra, that I cannot comment because of the reasons described and that Alejandra is not available for comment."

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thestupid    

Bla bla bla..... No one cares

659 days ago
2.

Cujeaux    

Oh I thought that was Minnie Driver with a bad spray tan.

659 days ago
3.

Ron    

Nash's Rep comment will be "Not that close"

659 days ago
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NOT ELMO    

Involved In Bizarre Custody Fight...............NEXT !

659 days ago
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Gloria Unread    

"Nash will get socked for WAYYY more child support in CA than AZ. "
So, does that mean a woman can move her child to a different state for the sole purpose of getting more child support?!? That's pretty screwed up...
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There should be the equivilant of a legal birth pre-nup, signed right when a child is born, designating things like custody, financial support, etc. That way, it's all agreed upon ahead of time and these fights can't happen.

659 days ago
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The Real JJ    

Thought it was jada pinkett for some reason.

659 days ago
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Seriously    

He should grow his hair out again. It rules

659 days ago
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tenley    

TMZ, you really need to stay out of child disputes. It's not just that the reporting already is really sketchy -- it's that sides use hack TMZ coverage as a tool. You're being used.

659 days ago
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who dat    

Supposedly she had an affair with another player on the Suns team when he played for them. Now she is (attempting) moving the kids to CA to gain the upper hand, tp secure more money in child support. She needs to write the gold-diggers 101 playbook. I'm sure it would be a great seller.

659 days ago
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ChunkyLightning    

It wouldn't be all that closer to him the guy is retired in the near future and his home is in New York not L.A.. On top of that the Soccer team he owns and his family is back in Vancouver!

659 days ago
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KWDragon    

I wonder if she is trying to join "Basketball Wives" and he is trying to prevent it. If I were him, I certainly would. Those shows really exploit the children, when the moms just want their fame. Of course, if it is to dodge child support, shame on him. Either way, it's the children who lose in this game.

659 days ago
12.

Truth    

WOMP, WOMMP, WOMMMP!!! NO 1 CURR!!! #TRUTH!!

659 days ago
13.

OooooNooo!    

Its all about the money.

659 days ago
14.

Desert Dog    

Is this the wife who had a child with another person and Nash learned about about 15 minutes before the birth ...that other person being on the team at the time

659 days ago
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CriticXtreme    

Another reason to never get married or have kids.

659 days ago
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