Miami Heat's Chris Bosh: Fights for Child Custody Amid All-Star 2011-'12 Season

T.J. Mcaloon@@tjmcaloonContributorJanuary 9, 2012

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Chris Bosh is having an All-Star-calliber season in 2011-’12 for the Miami Heat.

He’s fifth in the Eastern Conference in scoring, averaging 20.1 points per game, and 10th in the East in rebounds per game and field goal percentage. However, he’s doing all of this amid a brutal child custody case involving Bosh’s visitation rights with his daughter, Trinity. 

According to, they have seen the documents filed to the courts surrounding his custody case with the mother of his child: 

According to court docs filed in Bosh's custody case in Maryland, Bosh's baby mama, Allison Mathis, has refused to speak to Bosh directly since April 2011 -- instead communicating only through lawyers.

Bosh alleges Mathis has repeatedly either ignored his requests to see 3-year-old Trinity or only allowed him to see her for fewer days than their custody arrangement dictates. 

Bosh filed docs a few months ago to have Mathis held in contempt and a court date had been set for July 12. But Bosh recently requested to have that date moved up because he says it conflicts with training camp for the U.S. Olympics team. A judge has yet to rule. 

Professional athletes have to deal with a number of things on and off the court. Such as screaming fans when they are on the road that want to see a player like Bosh fail in every scenario that they are in. 

However, for Bosh to be putting together a great season, like he has through the Heat’s first nine games, is a testament to his professionalism. But, this isn’t the first time that Bosh has gone through problems with seeing his daughter. 

From that same TMZ piece, during last year’s NBA Finals, Bosh had problems dealing with Mathis. 

Bosh and Mathis battled over Trinity last June, when Bosh tried to get Mathis to allow their daughter to come see him play in the NBA Finals. Bosh didn't get extra time like he wanted, but the series lasted long enough for Trinity to see him play during one of her regularly-scheduled visits. 

Hopefully for Bosh, the judge can move his court date up from July 12 so that he can go play for Team USA in the Olympics.

To go along with the court date getting moved up for his Olympic play, hopefully this nightmare will come to an end soon so he can see his daughter more and can fully focus on basketball.