Miami Heat superstar Dwyane Wade was ordered by a Miami-Dade County family judge on Tuesday to immediately surrender his two boys to their mother, ex-wife Siohvaughn Funches.
The decision came after a contentious three-hour hearing Tuesday afternoon. The judge, Antonio Marin, had scheduled just 30 minutes to discuss the situation.
Marin also ordered Funches to undergo an evaluation to determine whether she has anger management issues.
Wade was supposed to make the two boys, Zaire, 11, and Zion, 6, available to his ex last week as part of their routine summer visitations.
Although Wade has full custody, Funches has frequent contacts with the children. In summer, she is supposed to get them for two weeks a month.
But last week, instead of the kids being delivered to Funches as planned, the ballplayer’s Miami lawyers filed an emergency motion to prevent further visits.
They also asked that Funches undergo psychological evaluation after Funches staged a strange sit-in protest in her native Chicago.
Neither Wade nor Funches attended the hearing.
“They [Wade’s legal team] didn’t have a sufficient legal basis to justify the suspension of Siohvaughn’s visitation schedule,” said Lisa Macci, Funches’ attorney.
Wade’s attorneys did not return calls for comment.