Thursday, September 16th, 2010 at 10:30 am  |  70 responses

Dwight Howard Suing for $500 Million

Howard has filed legal docs seeking an extremely large chunk of change from a woman that TMZ delightfully refers to as his “baby mama”: “Dwight Howard  claims he’s sick of his baby mama bashing him to the media — a violation of their court settlement  — and now dude wants at least $500,500,000 to make things right.   TMZ has obtained legal docs filed by the Orlando Magic star in Orange County, Florida, in which he claims his baby mama Royce Reed — who stars on VH1′s ‘Basketball Wives’ — leaked dirt about him to the media at least 11 times … thus violating a 2009 gag order.  In the docs, Howard explains that if the leaked stories reached 1,000,000 people — a safe estimate given that the stories were posted all over the Internet — the damages should add up to $500,500,000 based on the terms of their previous agreement.”

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  • http://aspov.blogspot.com Cheryl

    Whoa. Dude is serious about his image. Maybe he should have kept his… oh, never mind.

  • Jordan D

    Call me dumb, but who the hell is going to be giving him this money? Nobody has that kind of money. Shit’s crazy.

  • TrailBlazing&SportingLisbon

    pay biatch!

  • ben

    Wow, that’s some serious coin right there. I mean, his total career salary earnings are just a tenth of that.

    But of course Dwight’s lawyer just threw that number out there to soften the blow of what they’re hoping to get.

  • EJ

    500 million??! Has anybody ever sued for that much money and won?

  • http://thosefishtacosarethetits.blogspot.com Boston_Blogg3r

    Dwight hasn’t even made close to that much with NBA money so this is funny to me.

  • Royal

    Yeah even if they settle for like 50-100 million I think it would be a victory in Dwight( and Dwight’s lucky lawyer’s eyes)

  • http://www.chicagonow.com/blogs/chicago-bulls-confidential/ Diesel

    I personally LOVE this. These hoodrats are trying to make money off their tv shows by bashing the players while simultaneously trying to use those same player’s celebrity to get paid. Well now its time to pay up yourself.

  • ben

    To put this figure into another light, Kobe has made a total of about $171 million from his salaries in 14 seasons. Something is wrong with this picture (duh).

  • tavoris

    yeah Dwight…shut her up.

    These “basketball wives” don’t know how to be smart like Juanita Jordan.

  • http://slamonline.com The Black Rick Kamla

    *stands and applauds* DO YOU THANG DWIGHT!!!!!! Do you know this chick had the nerve to call the copps on him because he picked up their child from daycare before her….smh

  • http://slamonline.com The Black Rick Kamla

    course he ain’t gonna win 500mil, thats not the point, the point is sending a message to this chick that her nonsense will not be tolerated!!!!

  • http://slamonline.com Allenp

    I can’t really applaud anyone in this situation.

  • Ali

    He ain’t even worth 500Mil, C’mon Son! GTFOH witdatbullshi* Dwight! You need to trying to put your focus on your jumper, low-post foot work and FTs. This is joke…

  • Ben

    Dwight Howard doesn’t actually exist.

  • http://www.slamonline.com/ niQ

    You know, the first thing that came to my mind after reading this is that scene in Austin Powers where he asks for a ridiculous amount of change and people just laugh.

  • http://slamonline.com Bryan Crawford

    That’s right, Dwight…fight the good fight for babydaddy’s everywhere!

  • http://www.slamonline.com/ niQ

    *and by him I meant Dr. Evil.

  • http://slamonline.com Bryan Crawford

    What Rick Kamla said. Er, The Black one, not the actual Rick Kamla. BTW – why would anyone want to be Rick Kamla at all?

  • http://slamonline.com Kap

    I have a friend that works at a premier hotel in the ATL and they told me some things about this guy so if I was him I was be ashamed also if the things she may know.

  • Aaron

    Co-sign Allenp.

  • Ronald

    Not that big amount when you look at the history of the USA courts in regards to Tort law.

  • http://www.fiba.com Darksaber

    ….unless you pay me one HUNDRED Gazillion, Trazillion, Fantamillion…. Yen! *pouts and smooches pinky nail*.

  • http://slamonline.com Saviour

    LOLing at some of the idiots on this topic saying ‘he’s not even worth that’….its not about how much he is worth brainwaves, it’s about a clause in a previous agreement based on an amount owed dependent on certain information reaching so many people.

  • vanillagorilla

    His nba salary is only a fraction of his earnings. Nobody in their right mind judges a star ball players earnings by their salary figure. Endorsements and advertising is where the big money is.

  • http://bulls.com airs

    hahaha thats hilarious, you go dwight!
    silly basketball wife. was she even his wife??

  • http://www.ramonariel.com Ramon

    Its Like Dr.Evil Asking for 100 Million, Come on get serious

  • JoeMaMa

    I like this. It’s not about the money. He knows he’ll never see that. It’s about him telling this skeezer that if she messes with him, she’ll wake up in an open field in Tajikistan. ASSERT YOURSELF, DWIGHT!!

  • Mike from Spain

    Now if he gets a hundredth of that quantity, it’s still a lot of money…

  • b

    Its a gag order… she had to keep her mouth shut but she didn’t… if it is a signed document then she should just pay up… or whoever put it on air should pay up…

  • http://www.dontevenreply.com total scrotal implosion

    Dwight had to do this to stand up for himself, besides people have to abide by a gag order, she is clearly not doing that

  • The Dude

    That’s ill. Maybe he should’ve thought about her character before making her his baby’s mama.

  • http://brimartin13@gmail.com Brion

    Im sorry who the F is Rick Kamla?

  • http://www.bulls.com Enigmatic

    Well done, Dwight. Well done.

  • http://theurbangriot.com The Nupe

    I hope he wins. She has clearly violated their agreement and should have to pay. Obviously she doesn’t have $500M or anything close, but sends a powerful message to her and she’ll end-up in debt to him (versus him having to just pay her), plus it set’s a powerful precedent for other babys daddys that get bashed by their baby mommas. The amount isn’t the issue, the principle is.

  • Syk

    As crazy as this number sounds, it might be inline with his earning potential, what he could generate over his career (endorsements and all). With such negative press being thrown his way it can definately hurt his image in the eyes of potential companies who want to make him their pitch man.

  • http://toronto.com Mr 416

    8$ for some magnums would have saved him from all this “baby mamma drama”

  • flipnoyce

    Thats what happen when you chose hoodrats to be your baby mama. Dwight is you afraid that she might exploit your package that they are much smaller than they appear!!!LMAO, go get that money son unless she has your krytonite!!!!!

  • http://twitter.com/pdxgaybball dma

    what’s with the odd number $500,500,000? why not 5mil flat? on a side note, do you get taxed on your winnings? i’m sure it’s a yes being america and all since we’re taxed on everything.

  • RastaMonsta

    @niQ-that S about dr. evil asking for the money infront of that counsel and them laughing at him cracked me up! maybe he asked for it like in goldmember!hahaha!

  • RastaMonsta

    oops never read the rest of the posts after the first mention of austin powers me not idiot!

  • JTaylor21

    This bit*ch don’t even got that much money, that’s why she had to plan up a scheme to trap him and get pregnant. These broads be scheming and will do anything to get their piece of the pie. Like what the HELL did MJ or Tiger’s wife do to deserve 100/200 million, your a** was living the good life while your husbands were out there working hard. Another reason why the america court systems is a BIG joke.

  • http://www.google.com/news BETCATS

    Hell yea Dwight, ruin her!

  • SpaceJam

    Damn!!! Buddy bout to get paid. She should’ve shut up when she had the chance.

  • http://slamonline.com Bryan Crawford

    Actually, his babymama is a former dancer for the Orlando Magic. if I remember correctly, I don’t think he even knew the kid was his but when he found out, he did what he was supposed to do which was be a father to his son. Clearly, she was in it for the money. Maybe she wanted to get married to D12, IDK. In any case, she’s been on this crusade against him for a while now. Maybe she isn’t happy with her child support settlement? But I hope he wins, sending a message to all chickenheads out there…

  • luv2ball

    So if he wins then does she just pay back all of the child support that he pays her?

  • http://slamonline.com Bryan Crawford

    Yo, Flipnoyce…PAUSE.

  • The Philosopher

    It’s not money that is the root of all evil.
    It is the lack of it.

  • The Philosopher

    He has enough money to get a good implant, no?

  • EJ

    I wish somebody would bash me and tell personal stuff about me on national TV.

  • http://www.kb24.com The Seed

    This is Dwight’s fault, he decided to have fun with her one night and did not use protection and conceived a child. He should have been more careful about the women he decided to get. If he would have spent more time around her he would have realized that she was jacked up and would turn on him if he did her wrong and or decided to leave her. Dwight brought this on himself and really who cares about Dwight life anyway. BOOK IT!!

  • http://slamonline.com Allenp

    All you principled people overlooking the fact that a self-proclaimed Christian is settling disputes in court are hilarious.
    Everybody cheering Dwight for striking a blow for “baby daddies” across the globe make me laugh.
    He laid down with a skeezer and now she’s acting like a skeezer. And he’s a skeezer for knocking her up.
    Two skeezers having a public fight.
    What, he mad because the woman he impregnated and dumped doesn’t have glowing things to say about him?
    Sensitive thugs, y’all all need hugs.

  • The Philosopher

    It can happen to anybody, Seed.
    You’d be surprised.

  • Diesel

    Allenp – so if you have sex before marriage your a skeezer and not a Christian?

  • The Philosopher

    Not to speak for Allenp, but what I get from it is that they should settle things in church, not court.

  • bakers’ dozen (12-13)

    It’s a # per person who read the defamation…and although it’s on the internet, it will be very difficult to decide upon how many people actually read what was out there. They can check web site hits, but the # is astronomical.
    My bet is that they go to court and he wins and gets maybe $20 mil…if she has it. Guess she’ll have her wages garnishied for the rest of her life.

  • Rusty

    Shut that ho up Dwight

  • The Philosopher

    Shout out to Dave Hollister.

  • http://slamonline.com Allenp

    I have two answers.
    1. I can’t know a man’s heart.
    2. I can judge a tree by the fruit it bears.
    And Philospher is right. The way Dwight handled this whole situation was more about his image than anything else. I agree this woman has some questionable habits, I’ve seen the video of her dropping it low, but she’s still the woman he was in a relationship with and impregnated.
    What’s up with that?

  • Diesel

    @Philosopher – Its hard to be Christian when someone is messing with your money.

  • http://www.kb24.com The Seed

    I was going to go there about Dwight claiming he is a christian and stuff and proclaiming his faith, but I knew people would take it the wrong way. But the whole point of being a Christian is to be an example, yes we all have sinned and came up short, but the thing is to trust in the Lord with all thine heart and lend not to your own understanding but in all thy ways acknowledge him and he (God) shall direct our paths. Dwight path is being directed by worldly views and influences and the girl he impregnated is a by product of him not following what he believed in as a child growing up in the church, where he first felt like he was saved living for GOD. I have fallen and got back up myself, but the key is to not wage in sin, because it will lead to death. Me and some friends had a talk about this same thing, but Dwight is his own man and only he knows his heart, but Dwight like I said before could have chosen a better women to have a relationship with. The best advice my pops told me, only date a woman you would marry, so if something happens like Dwight, it will not affect the child in the future and it won’t become a blame game. Dwight seems like a good dude, but we don’t really know him, but he now understands that if you sleep with a chickehead, you can wake up with fleas and little chicken of his own. BOOK IT!!!

  • http://www.kb24.com The Seed

    ^^^Dwight is a Christian with flaws like everyone else trying to fix them, including me, started the paragraph off wrong, writing to fast, but I came off too judgmental, but he choose her so now he has to deal with her for the rest of his life, and pay money till the kid turns 18, but she will always be apart of his life, because that’ that child mom. I think this is killing Dwight the most, because he now realizes she wasn’t worth that pleasure at the time.

  • Mr. Robinson

    I’m perfect and i don’t sin.

  • Holy Karron

    Lady are always quick to bash u this topic so dont blame him at all


    This is so stupid.

  • kenNY

    how can you say no to that $500 million dollar smile?!

  • Groves

    Go Dwight, sink that 6!+(# so she can never recover

  • Beasley the Wolf

    May this be a lesson to all those trashy @$$ females out there. Rich dudes have learned how to fight back!!!!!!!

  • http://theurbangriot.com The Nupe

    You can still be a christian and have a baby with someone you didn’t marry. We all sin, that doesn’t mean we don’t have faith or that you can’t learn from your past. IMO Dwight has every right to sue her and is right for doing so. He tried to talk it out with her and make an agreement without going to the courts. She violated that agreement and instead of trying to be gangsta and/or ‘non-Christian’ with her, he decided to use the best option out there – the courts. It doesn’t matter if this is about his image or not, if I had baby mamma drama I would want to find a way to stop it too. $500mil+ seems like a pretty good method to me.

  • http://www.threeinthekey.net btyler

    I’d love to see Dwight win and donate a bunch of it. It wouldn’t surprise me at all.