Miami Heat players, it seems, are having a harder time dealing with women than opponents during these NBA playoffs.
In the wake of new skirmishes between Dwyane Wade and his ex-wife, Mario Chalmers has become the second Heat player dealing with domestic unpleasantries as the team shoots for its second consecutive championship.
Chalmers was ordered by a Miami-Dade County family judge to give up his financial documents during a hearing on Thursday.
Chalmers, 26, has 30 days to make that happen. By then, the team could be in the league finals.
The hearing was called in the reopening of a 2011 paternity and child support lawsuit brought by Chalmers’ girlfriend when he played for the University of Kansas.
The case was closed in January 2012, when Chalmers was found to be the father of a now 3-year-old girl named Queen Elizabeth Chalmers. Chalmers signed off on a child-support deal with mom Brittany Burrough, whom he currently pays $2,600 a month.
But now that he signed a three-year contract extension, he's making much more.
“Mr. Chalmers has been a gentlemen and has been paying as agreed,” said Burrough’s attorney, Roger Schindler. “But Mr. Chalmers is also a very talented athlete whose income has substantially grown since that agreement.”
Actually, it grew at least fourfold — to $4 million a year.
“We're asking for a modification of the child support agreement to something that's fair to both parties,” Schindler said.
Schindler cited Florida's legal principle of “good fortune” child support, in which a parent making seven figures could be forced to pay more than the state’s established guidelines.
Chalmers’ attorney didn't return calls for comment.
WFOR-Channel 4 anchorwoman Shannon Hori, whose contract is not being renewed, has agreed to a new news gig in Louisville, Ky.
She’s starting as prime-time night anchor at Louisville's NBC affiliate on July 1, according to the TV trade website Newsblues.
It’s back to the future for Hori, who will use hubby Kendall Cogan’s name on the air.
She worked in the Kentucky Derby city in the mid-1990s as morning anchor and reporter at the local CBS station.
The switch from the 16th largest TV audience in the country to the 48th may not be the prettiest resume move, but Hori, who’s not commenting, may not have had a choice.
In addition to the contract trouble, Hori’s entrepreneur husband lost big money in restaurant ventures, and the couple is dealing with a foreclosure.
New revelations about South Florida tennis legend Chris Evert.
Racket great Jimmy Connors hints in an autobiography scheduled to be published May 14 that he impregnated Evert when she was 19 — but she then had an abortion to protect her tennis career.
The Broward County-raised Evert retired from the courts in 1989 after winning 18 Grand Slam titles and has raised $21 million for children charities since.
Connor, 60, writes in The Outsider that he and Evert were engaged in 1974 when she became pregnant.
“An issue had arisen as a result of youthful passion and a decision had to be made as a couple,” Connors wrote.
While he wanted “to let nature take its course,” however, “Chrissie ... made up her mind that the timing was bad and too much was riding on her future,” he adds in the book.
Evert, who has three teenage children with ex-husband Andy Mill, has yet to comment publicly on Connors’ claim.