Miami Heat star Chris Bosh is calling for a time out on the third season of VH1’s “Basketball Wives.” Bosh isn’t happy with the mother of his child starring in the reality series and is applying a full court press, of the legal variety, to bench the show. “The Hollywood Reporter” says Bosh filed a lawsuit in California on Monday alleging that the series and his ex, Allison Mathis, are infringing on his trademark and publicity rights. Bosh’s lawsuit notes that “Basketball Wives” doesn’t actually feature the wives of NBA players, but rather women who have dated, or have been married to professional players. He says his consent was required to use his name in the show, adding that the series has revealed facts about him that harmed the commercial value of his “life rights.” Bosh’s lawsuit is seeking an injunction, a disgorgement of profits, and additional damages.
Chris Bosh isn’t the first NBA star to take issue with “Basketball Wives.” Boston Celtics star Shaquille O’Neal also threatened to sue his ex, Shaunie O’Neal, for her involvement in the show.