Controversies and the Truth About NBA Player Trevor Ariza’s Fatherhood
Trevor Ariza’s life has been a rollercoaster – he has lost a loved one, been traded more times than he would want in the NBA, and was accused of assaulting his kid Tajh Ariza in 2020.
Lana Allen, the child’s mother, alleged that the NBA star had a habit of inflicting physical punishment that resulted in injuries, and she sought a restraining order on the child’s behalf. The violence was described in vivid detail.
Allen stated that the youngster was afraid of his father and sought a restraining order against Ariza in order to protect their child. For some time, the two appeared to be involved in a custody dispute.
Allen was granted a temporary restraining order, but when Ariza fought back and was found not guilty of the allegations, he was denied an extension.
After hearing from all of the parties involved, including both parents, the child, therapists, and others, the judge concluded that Ariza was not a threat. The NBA player retaliated, claiming that his ex-wife was causing a split in his connection with his son by keeping him away from the court.
The judge granted Allen primary custody while allowing Trevor frequent visitation in order to improve their connection.
Ariza withdrew from the NBA Restart in order to spend more time with his son.
Prior to the charges, the then-Portland Trail Blazers forward missed the opening of the NBA season in Orlando to spend time with his son. His ex-wife had agreed to a one-month visiting period that corresponded with the league team’s quarantine in Orlando, as mandated by the court.
Players could not bring guests until after the first round of the playoffs due to tight health and safety rules. Unfortunately, Ariza was unable to bring his son to Orlando and was forced to choose between parenting and playing. He picked his son above basketball, which is unsurprising.
His decision is said to have lost him over a million dollars in income. The NBA star is passionate about parenting and frequently expresses his affection for his children on social media. “Tajh, Tristan, and Taylor’s father,” his Twitter bio states.
On his oldest son’s 13th birthday, the athlete also posted photographs of his sons on an Instagram carousel. He is currently married to Bree Anderson, with whom he has two children: Tristan Ariza and Taylor Ariza.
Ariza’s career in the NBA as the most traded player in the league’s history
Ariza, who was born in Miami, traveled to Los Angeles to pursue his ambition of being a professional basketball player. He was a freshman at UCLA and was named to the All-Pac-10 team. After that, he entered the NBA draft and was taken in the fourth round by the New York Knicks in 2004.
He played with the Lakers for two seasons in New York and three seasons in Orlando before returning to Los Angeles. Ariza led the Lakers to an NBA title in 2009, averaging 11.3 points per game.
Ariza turned that performance into a five-year, $33 million contract with the Houston Rockets, but after a lackluster season, he was transferred to the New Orleans Hornets. He is presently a member of the Miami Heat and owns the title of “NBA’s Most Traded Player.”