An ex-National Basketball Association shooting guard recently attended a court hearing in New York. The mother of Quincy Douby's 5-year-old daughter claims the 28-year-old pro-ball player suddenly stopped making payments on the woman's home. The woman also wants a support modification.
The lack of funds forced Douby's one-time high school girlfriend to leave the property and return to her parents' home. The mother also requested $15,000 in monthly child support, based on Douby's estimated $2-to-$3 million salary as a player for a Chinese basketball team.
The ex-Sacramento Kings' guard maintained that he paid $1,500 monthly toward his daughter's care since the child was born. The father said his daughter's needs were met in the past and would continue to be met.
The ball player complained his child's mother was a "gold digger" who sought the comforts of one of reality television's "Basketball Wives." The couple met as teenagers and separated before the little girl was born.
The "gold digger" claim is not true, according to the mother's attorney. The child support request asked for about 17 percent of Douby's earnings, which the professional athlete finally indirectly told the court the mother could have.
The 28-year-old former first-round draft pick told the judge that money was immaterial compared to the love he felt for his daughter.
It was unclear from reports whether the $1,500 per month arrangement between Douby and his ex-girlfriend was an informal, verbal agreement or whether housing expenses were separate from designated child support.
A family court judge often hears what parents want to do or pay in child support cases. At the center of the court's decision will be what needs a child has compared to what both parents can contribute financially.
Douby's court statements seem to indicate that the pro-athlete is willing to increase child support tenfold, if that's what it takes to satisfy the court. Published reports do no say whether the ex-couple came to terms on the support issue during the recent hearing.
Source: articles.nydailynews.com, "Ex wants $15,000 monthly child support from former NBA guard Quincy Douby," Oren Yaniv, Sept. 5, 2012