It’s been a few days since we brought you a tales of the non-child support paying basketball player story so allow me to share with you the drama that is Quincy Douby and Tanya Raymond.
Douby, 28, is a former guard for the Sacramento Kings who now plays basketball overseas and reportedly earned $2 million last year playing in China. Raymond, 28, is his ex who is suing him for $15,000 a month in child support for their daughter, Quinn, 5, according to Brooklyn court papers obtained by the NY Post and Raymond’s lawyer, Steven Gildin. The Post reports:
Douby, Raymond, and Quinn had lived together in his Freehold, NJ, home until about seven months ago, when he began to see other women and booted Raymond and his daughter out, Gildin said.
Douby then got them an apartment in Brooklyn, but stopped paying the rent after a few months, Gildin said.
“Things are so bad that now my daughter is on Medicaid,” Raymond says in the suit. “That’s right — her father makes millions of dollars a year playing professional basketball . . . and she has public-funded health care!”
The mother and daughter are now living with Raymond’s parents, but Douby told the NY Daily News he’s been paying $1,500 a month for his daughter’s entire life and has been providing for all her needs.
“It’s just about money for her at this point,” he said. ”All these basketball shows on TV — girls are watching it and they want that kind of life.”
Gildin countered that claim by saying Raymond only wants what she’s legally entitled to, which is about 17% of the father’s salary, adding:
”My client is not a gold digger.”
According to Douby, he’s no deadbeat dad:
“At this point, she can have the money. I don’t care. I want everyone to know I love my daughter.”
Hopefully Douby is still singing that same song when the two come face-to-face in family court, but I can’t help but see the similarities between Raymond and the mother of Chris Bosh’s first child, Allison. It appears both women have been trying to completely live off of child support which is never a smart idea, not just financially, but for the simple well-being of your child who the money is actually for. I think some women confused child support with spousal support which would make sense when women can make a living calling themselves basketball wives knowing they were temporary girlfriends at best.
Who do you think is right in this case?
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