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Lakers Star Steve Nash

In Dogfight

Over Child Support

4/27/2013 6:00 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE

0410-steve-nash-wife-gettyL.A. Lakers star Steve Nash thinks he has a good reason NOT to pay child support -- if he does, he thinks his ex-wife will spoil the kids with limos and other luxuries.

Nash is locked in a legal war with Alejandra Nash over their 3 kids.  She currently lives in Arizona, where a judge handled their divorce and ruled she was not entitled to child support.  She's appealing the ruling and we now know what they're arguing over.

Steve convinced the divorce judge -- Alejandra doesn't need child support because he made her a millionaire 5 times over in the divorce settlement.  On top of that, she pulls in more than $30k a month.

For her part, Alejandra says Steve makes a million bucks more than her every month, and it's unfair he's not forced to use some of it for the benefit of their kids.

Steve is saying he's paying plenty -- 90% of medical, school and extracurricular activities, and  82% of the nanny's $2k a month salary.  He says he's worried if he pays more, she's an excessive spender who will spoil and damage the kids with crazy luxuries.

But there's more going on here.  As we previously reported ... Alejandra wants to move to L.A. but Steve is objecting.  It's really weird, because the b-baller has said he chose to go to the Lakers rather than the Knicks so he could be closer to his kids.

There's one thing for sure ... if Alejandra moved to L.A., Steve would probably get socked with a big child support bill -- that's just the way it works in California.

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IwuvTMZ    

He's going to have plenty of time since the Lakers will be out of the postseason soon.

441 days ago
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LDB    

her forehead looks oily

441 days ago
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EggsOverEasy    

A nanny for $2,000 per month? That says a whole lot right there..

441 days ago
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Wolf    

WOW!!! She makes it very apparent to what she is all about. Steve, get your children away from her before she ruins them and makes them material drones!

441 days ago
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STAYCLASSYSANDIEGO    

tmz please pay some kid $10 an hour to delete all the spam comments. seriously, it's getting ridiculous.

441 days ago
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nannasin28    

its all good now and I don't have to pay any money! http://www.hqew.net

441 days ago
7.

Kelly    

Pay up you dead beat!

441 days ago
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truthteller    

Walk away from your marraige if you wish , but not your children , not your children!

441 days ago
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Mr.Mackey    

GOLD --- Digger

441 days ago
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bernergirl    

At least make him pay a 300/month per kid. Or revoke his custody. What she makes should not keep him from paying, HOWEVER, I'm confused about the nannies salary????

441 days ago
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jayjusino    

I never like to call a woman a gold digger especially cause these ball players are quick to "pimp" out their rides, houses etc but balk at their finiacial responsibilitiesto their own children, some even outright deny them (michael jordan) but this isn't the case here. He's already paid her more than enough and he's paying most of their medical and for their nanny. Wat else does this gold digger want? Not to mention she makes 30k a month which is more than enough to support the children by itsself. A judge already told her no. Wtf is she appealing for? And since wen has it been soley on the man to provide for the children? Where are the mothers finiancial responsibilities to her children? And yes this is coming from a woman. I'm just tired of hearing these cases at this point. Ok he's a millionare many times over..ur not. Just cause u got married to him doesn't entitle u to ALL his money. He is supposed to support his KIDS not his ex. Once the relationship is over, then ur not entitled to his paycheck. Wat is wrong with these bitches nowadays? Marriage is the new form of prostitution

440 days ago
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Patti    

He picked her and then had 3 kids with her by which time he must have known her ability to spend. If he is really worried about his kids he should go for custody or have them close to him so he can help bring them up right. At present his actions simply look like he wants to reduce his expense and keep his children in a different state.

440 days ago
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Danielle123    

Plus he probably doesn't want her to sign up to Basketball Wives: LA. These basketball players cringe at even the thought of their wives/ex wives being on that show. That's the first thing I thought of at least.

440 days ago
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Crystalmwright    

Can you say a gold digger???

440 days ago
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Gretel    

It sure sounds to me like she has plenty. How the hell much money do you need? If he thinks her parenting style is that bad for his children why doesn't he try to get custody? By this story it doesn't seem like he is shirking his financial responsibility and the woman has plenty of money, but I think there's more to this story.

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