According to TMZ, Chris Bosh is in a custody battle with an ex-girlfriend over their two-year-old daughter. And it's come to a head with Bosh requesting that his daughter be allowed to attend the NBA Finals to watch him play.
So he's going to court to try and get it done.
Kind of a weird thing for Bosh to be dealing with while he's playing in the biggest games of his life.
Bosh reportedly filed an emergency motion in Maryland last week requesting that a judge temporarily alter their agreement so Bosh's daughter can "share in what, to date, is the pinnacle of Bosh's professional career, and possibly a once in a lifetime opportunity." (Once in a lifetime? Whatever happened to not one, not two, not three, not four, not five...? Oh nevermind.)
Bosh wrote in a letter:
"I am embarking on a new chapter of my life by making it into the finals for the first time in my professional career and it's very important to me to have the people closest and dear to my heart to be able to share these moments with me."The good news is though that Bosh is scheduled to attain custody June 11 -- one day before Game 6 of the NBA Finals in Miami. So maybe it's a good thing -- for Bosh at least -- that the series is guaranteed to extend that far. I'm sure he would've preferred to avoid that, but there's at least a bright side to it.
Bosh continues, "If we can make this happen please respond asap and I will set up the arrangements for pick up/drop off without you even having to lift a finger."