After popping all that yang about how he wanted Laura Govan to get some reality TV checks so he could cut back on child support, Gilbert Arenas has had a change of heart.
So now he’s borrowing a page out of the Dwight Howard/Chris Bosh book of Baby Mama Handling.
According to reports, he has filed a lawsuit to stop Laura Govan from exploiting his image.
The Orlando Magic guard has asked a judge to pull the plug on VH1’s “Basketball Wives: LA” before it even airs because the show stars Laura Govan, the mother of his four children.
In his lawsuit, Arenas charged that “the very presence of defendent Govan and the title of the show is an obvious reference to [Arenas].”
Even though Arenas will not be mentioned on the show, his name was used in a press release to promote “Basketball Wives: LA.”
Not only does Arenas not want the show to air, he also wants money from Govan.
Arenas isn’t the only Magic player with an ex on “Basketball Wives.”
The mother of Dwight Howard’s son, Royce Reed, a former Magic and Miami Heat dancer, stars on the Florida version, which is currently in its third season.
Howard has successfully blocked Reed from mentioning him or their child on-air.
“Basketball Wives: LA” is set to air August 29 and will also star Kimsha Artest (wife of the Lakers’ Ron Artest), Govan’s sister Gloria Govan (fiancee of the Lakers’ Matt Barnes) and Jackie Christie (wife of former Clippers player Doug Christie).
SMH, these two deserve each other: he’s acting like just as much of a bird as she does.