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Dwight Howard goes after Royce Reed in California court to collect on Florida defamation judgment

April 25, 2011 |  3:15 pm

Dwight Howard going after Royce Reed in California

Basketball star Dwight Howard is going after baby mama Royce Reed in California to collect on a Florida court decision that she besmirched his name in the media by calling him out on Twitter and in "Basketball Wives."

Royce ReedThe Orlando Magic center claims Reed owes him $551,606.74, including interest, from a defamation judgment he won last year after several months of court battles. The $500,000 Reed was ordered to pay Howard for violating a court order that prohibited her from talking about him in the media still hasn't been paid out. So now Howard is changing it up, taking her to court in California so he would go after her Golden State assets, TMZ reported.

But sources said Reed, the most loathed of the ladies on VH1's "Basketball Wives" reality show, has "nada" in California.

Oh, snap!

Reed, a former dancer for the Orlando Magic and Miami Heat, caused a stir by dancing provocatively at a 2010 Super Bowl pool party hosted by Terrell Owens and Ludacris. She also invoked the wrath of Shaquille O'Neal's ex-wife, Shaunie O'Neal, and the other "Wives" cast members after getting crazy during the show's second-season reunion.

The matter of her throwing shade at Howard, the father of their son, 3-year-old Braylon, had been a sore issue while the show was being shot.


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-- Nardine Saad

Photos, from top: Dwight Howard of the Orlando Magic; Royce Reed of "Basketball Wives." Credits: Dale Zanine / US Presswire; VH1