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Chris Bosh sued by baby's mother over reality TV

Posted on: June 15, 2011 9:54 pm
Edited on: June 15, 2011 10:05 pm
Miami Heat forward Chris Bosh is being sued by the mother of his child because she wants to appear in a reality TV show. Posted by Ben Golliver. chris-bosh-face

Just what Miami Heat forward Chris Bosh wants to deal with after losing the 2011 NBA Finals: A lawsuit.

Back in May, we noted that Bosh sued Allison Mathis, the mother of his child, to prevent her from appearing on VH1's Basketball Wives, a reality television program. The suit claimed that Mathis was "infringing his trademark and publicity rights."

Apparently the legal tactic worked. The South Florida Sun-Sentinel reports that Mathis is launching a suit of her own, claiming that she was fired because of Bosh's suit.
Allison Mathis, Bosh's ex-girlfriend, claims in a lawsuit filed Monday in Orange County Circuit Court that Bosh "intentionally, knowingly, maliciously and without justification interfered" in her employment, prompting the television show's production company to fire her.

Jane E. Carey, Mathis' attorney, released a statement that read: "Ms. Mathis was employed to appear on this season of the reality TV series "Basketball Wives." Chris Bosh is using his vast money and all of the power that comes from his wealth and celebrity to silence her."
I'm still not sure why Bosh cares so much about his trademark rights. In the last year, he's posed in weird magazine shoots, broke down crying on national television, secretly got married (maybe?) and was compared to Rupaul. Most of those incidents were blown out of proportion and the criticism from some has been unfair. But the point stands that his brand isn't exactly untarnished.

Will anyone really look down on him for whatever Mathis says or does on the show? This seems a little vengeful.  

Then again, Bosh is in a separate custody battle with Mathis, so maybe that lawsuit explains this one.

Category: NBA

Since: Jun 17, 2011
Posted on: June 17, 2011 8:58 am

Chris Bosh sued by baby's mother over reality TV

I don't blame BOSH for not wanting his business broadcasted through millions of homes.  If it were not for the Baby's momma having a relationship with him, this would not be an issue so I feel it is his call.  I don't understand how people have stooped to the level of making these types of shows so popular.  We need brain food in today's world, it is full of enough garbage.  As for BOSH being a cry baby, REAL MEN CRY.  He put in a lot of hard work in this season and stayed out of a lot of drama, which I can't say for some of his other popular team mates.  He can use some improvements on some of his techniques, but there is always room to grow.  Keep up the good work BOSH and I will be cheering you on again next season, win or loose.  For me it has never been about the BIG 3, but about the BIG Team.  They forgot about who BOSH was anyway, all they ever talk about is Lebron and Wade. Wade stood his ground, I am still waiting for LeBron to show up.

Since: Jun 22, 2010
Posted on: June 17, 2011 8:50 am

Chris Bosh sued by baby's mother over reality TV

I wish Chris Bosh stayed with the Toronto Raptors. He really looks like a velociraptor no need for a mascot in every game up there.

Since: Jun 6, 2011
Posted on: June 17, 2011 5:02 am

Chris Bosh sued by baby's mother over reality TV

I Don't get it ? The Show is Reality Basketball Wives and they where never Married  correct , Maybe she should do Ho's That sleep with Basketball players to get CHILD support so we don't have to work !!

Since: Apr 10, 2008
Posted on: June 16, 2011 4:03 pm

Chris Bosh sued by baby's mother over reality TV

First, could the editors have picked a less flattering picture of Bosh to attach to this article?  I mean c'mon, give the guy a break here.  Of all the pics of him out there, someone thought this was the best?  Second, don't you have to be a "wife" or at least have been a "wife" to be on "Basketball Wives?"  This lady is an "ex-girlfriend;" meaning she was never Bosh's wife.  She should ask to be on "Basketball Ex-Girlfriends" or, more appropriately, "Basketball Baby Mamas."  Depending upon the truth of the rumors floating around about LeBron's personal issues, VH1 could probably do a reality show exclusively about the baby mama drama of the Heat's big three.  Call me crazy, but I'm not rich, and even I waited to my early 30s to get married and have kids.  Marriage & kids just don't mix with being young in the NBA and being suddenly rich.  Being on the road all the time; with a black card and thousands in your pocket; and model-looking groupies at every turn.  That's a lost cause -  If I were an nba star I'd just wait until I was ready to retire to settle down.... drama averted.

Since: Nov 25, 2009
Posted on: June 16, 2011 2:20 pm

Chris Bosh sued by baby's mother over reality TV

Chris Bosh: the Mouth Brooder.  He could raise a family in that cavernous mouth of his.

Since: Jun 1, 2011
Posted on: June 16, 2011 1:59 pm

Chris Bosh sued by baby's mother over reality TV

she's tryin!

Since: Apr 6, 2008
Posted on: June 16, 2011 1:46 pm

Chris Bosh sued by baby's mother over reality TV

has this cry baby stopped crying yet?? a grown(?) man crying like a baby, he is absolutely PATHETIC!!!!

Since: Sep 5, 2009
Posted on: June 16, 2011 1:01 pm

Chris Bosh sued by baby's mother over reality TV

@DonRey- "baby mama with drama"- now THAT"S funny ....and a great title for a show!

Since: Aug 29, 2006
Posted on: June 16, 2011 1:01 pm

Chris Bosh sued by baby's mother over reality TV

I feel bad for Bosh, but then again dont bang dirty skanky ho's!!

Since: Dec 10, 2006
Posted on: June 16, 2011 11:33 am

Chris Bosh sued by baby's mother over reality TV

I can understand Bosh not wanting his name associated with a sleazy idea for a show called "Basketball Wives". Bosh has every right to keep his name out of any public appearance that trivializes or demeans his name. The mother of his baby going on and making a fool of herself is in no way the image any celeb should be promoting. Those shows are tacky.

I am with Bosh on this one. The only reason they want her is because of her connection to the Bosh name and especially after the PR disaster this season has been for Bosh, he needs to improve the image of his name. Plus she is NOT a basketball wife. Next thing they will be asking Dirk's ex con girl to go on the show.

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