Lakers point guard Steve Nash is involved in a custody battle of an odd variety, as he fights to keep his ex-wife and three children from following him to Los Angeles.  Nash and wife Alejandra Amarilla right after the birth of his son Matteo in 2010.  Amarilla has lived in Phoenix majority of Nash’s time with the Suns following their 2005 marriage, but now she wants to bring Matteo and the twin daughters Nash fathered closer to their father’s new home.

According to TMZ, Nash’s ex-wife Alejandra wants to move her and Nash’s children out to Los Angeles but the star point guard doesn’t want her to.

The reason?

No one is saying much right now, but it sounds like Nash wants his ex-wife and children to remain in Arizona so he doesn’t have to pay more in child support—or at least that’s what TMZ is speculating.

Nash, 38, has missed 15 of the Lakers’ 17 games this season after fracturing his left fibula early on in the team’s second game.

Between his custody battle and everyone wondering when he’s going to return, it’s fair to say Nash has been more of a distraction than a help so far in L.A.

Do you think Nash should cough up a few extra dollars to be near his kids?