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Steve Nash

L.A. Is a TERRIBLE

Place to Raise Kids

5/30/2013 1:08 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE

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5:20 PM -- Both sides have rested their case, which is now in the hands of the judge. We're told a ruling could take up to 60 days.

4:30 PM -- Nash
just finished his turn on the stand ... saying his ex-wife has been making it EXTREMELY difficult to see his kids in Phoenix ... so it makes NO SENSE that she wants to move to L.A. so they can see him more often.

Nash said he sees the kids in Arizona at LEAST as much as would in L.A. ... and maintained that her only motivation for moving is so California courts can nail him for child support -- which he says would really only support her lavish taste.

“A major reason we divorced was her incessant spending, social climbing, materialism,” he said.

Nash testified about several occasions when Alejandra made it difficult for him to see 8-year-old twin girls Lola and Bella, and 2-year-old son Matteo Joel … including a Christmas homestand, when Nash wanted his girlfriend to escort the kids on a flight to L.A.

“She had none of that,” Nash said.

Nash said he can totally afford child support ... he just doesn't want it to ruin his kids: “I don’t want my high-privileged lifestyle ... to be an artificial environment.”

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Steve Nash
-- who plays for the LOS ANGELES Lakers -- just trashed L.A. in open court ... claiming the City of Angels is NO PLACE to raise a family.

Nash slammed L.A. on the stand in his legal war with ex-wife Alejandra ... saying point blank, "I don't want my kids to grow up in L.A."

Nash said he would consider raising his kids in San Diego ... but only because "it's a different lifestyle."

Of course, Alejandra doesn't believe that -- she thinks Steve's trying to block her from moving the kids to L.A. because the Arizona courts aren't making him pay a penny in child support and he's afraid a California judge would nail him.

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31.

nof    

The obvious answer to this ongoing, around the clock pro-athlete "pay me" mentality?


For ALL professional athletes to become gay.


Has that Beverly Hills-babe broken-up-with and sued Ellen yet?


....cuz Ellen can always do her NBC show in NY.


-They have a cat, right?


Anyone know its' name cuZ I heard it's writing something.

450 days ago
32.

nof    

Seventeen million dollars would make this entire thing go away - and for at LEAST a year.

450 days ago
33.

nof    

Personally?


...I don't think these two are getting back together.


Also:


Couldn't Kobe just GIVE her a house?

450 days ago
34.

Blondie    

I live here. He is 100% CORRECT! It's a cesspool. Closing the border would be a great place to start.

450 days ago
35.

mr.howell     

San Diego is a little better I would guess,but yes they're both in Califorinia!..the worst place on earth I've read to raise kids!..Las Vegas!..they'll end up drunks!.

450 days ago
36.

nof    

If Steve doesn't pay up can't she sue Magic?

450 days ago
37.

Dak    

He's entitled to his opinion. He's probably spot on too. No story here except another golddigger trying to get her max allowance.

450 days ago
38.

Blondie    

It's little Tijuana. 100 miles north of the border and up. Those are some nice places.

450 days ago
39.

Ted Allen    

Gold diggers everywhere are taking notes. Drag the father into court so you can gouge him for mo money money money

450 days ago
40.

nof    

Definition of a nightmare:


Steve comes to the Lakers who then make Steve a small forward.


Steve's ex then begins thinking small-forward and swing-man money.

450 days ago
41.

nof    

There's reality-show-money at stake here and possibly a lingerie line.

450 days ago
42.

mommyto1    

Um Steve.... Phoenix isn't much better!

450 days ago
43.

nof    

Another way to consider resolving this.


Which I know about from a law class i once took.


Poly Sci 17?


Give Alejandra controlling interest in the Lakers.


Have the Buss family?


Report to Steve Nash's ex.

450 days ago
44.

nof    

Allejandra could also become one of the Laker girls.


Re-record some of Paula Abdul's?


Old joints.

450 days ago
45.

bored    

She looks like a tan Minnie Driver

450 days ago
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