MIAMI
02/27/2012 03:42 pm ET Updated Feb 27, 2012

Chris Bosh Fights Ex Allison Mathis In Family Court For More Time With Daughter

Miami Heat's power forward Chris Bosh left the NBA All-Star basketball court on Sunday for a court of a different kind.

The ball player spent Monday in front an Orlando judge, fighting ex-girlfriend Allison Mathis for more time with their 3-year-old daughter, Trinity, as first reported by TMZ.

Bosh asked Judge Robert Evans to force Mathis to let him see him daughter more or else hold the mother in contempt. He said he only spent 22 hours with Trinity this month.

The Associated Press is reporting that the court held that Trinity will be allowed to attend Bosh's 27th birthday dinner next month.

Mathis told the court that Bosh had the chance to spend meaningful time with his daughter, but that his playing schedule often interfered.

According to TMZ, Judge Evans expressed irritation that this family dispute was even brought to court, saying "Life passes you by waiting for lawyers and cases to resolve. Meanwhile, the world continues."

Last May, Bosh filed a lawsuit against Mathis and the production company behind the reality series, Basketball Wives, in order to keep his ex off the show. Bosh and his lawyers argued that Mathis was "misappropriating" his image by being on the show without his consent.

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