The dreadlocked baller is now responsible for 90 percent of the twins’ healthcare costs not covered by insurance, but will get to claim them as dependents on her taxes for the next four years.
Johnson has to pay the remaining 10 percent.
The babies, who were born four months premature and were hospitalized for months after their birth, “require round the clock care,” Judge Timothy Thomason wrote, according to court records.
“While Ms. Johnson can certainly provide some care herself, she needs significant assistance, especially during the upcoming WNBA season,” the judge wrote.
Griner didn’t deny that she needed to pay for childcare, but did dispute the amount that she had to pay.
Johnson – who revealed she now makes $125,000 a year – testified that her relatives have been helping her care for the baby girls, and needed more money to pay them a “reasonable rate,” according to the hearing minutes.