Arenas loses 'Basketball Wives' bid

BY foxsports • August 25, 2011

A California federal court judge on Wednesday ruled against Orlando Magic guard Gilbert Arenas' request to block his former fiancee from appearing on reality program "Basketball Wives LA" and mentioning his name.

Arenas claimed details of his family life with Laura Govan should not be aired on the program, The Hollywood Reporter reported.

"Arenas suggests that any discussion of his family life is not sufficiently related to his celebrity to render 'BWLA's' use of his identity a matter of public concern," Judge Dolly Gee said.

"This contention is belied by the tens of thousands of Twitter users who follow Arenas as he tweets about a variety of mundane occurrences."

Arenas, 29, and Govan have four children together. They split up in December and have been engaged in a contentious child support battle.

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