The NBA playoffs are right around the corner, but Joe Johnson has some baby mama drama to take care of first. The Brooklyn Nets star has been ordered to stop interfering with the relationship of his son and the kid’s mother, or face jail time.
TMZ Sports has obtained court docs, filed in Georgia, which show Johnson just got HAMMERED by a judge after his baby mama claimed he’s been breaking the terms of their custody arrangement for their 6-year-old son.
The woman, Shannon Becton, claims Joe is supposed to give her progress reports about how the kid is doing in school and in his extracurricular activities when he’s in his custody.
Problem is, Shannon claims Joe isn’t keeping her in the loop — “I am unaware of my child’s whereabouts, and [Joe] is interfering with me maintaining a healthy relationship with my son.”
Shannon claims she only talks with her kid “once a week if lucky and he is now being raised by a nanny since Mr. Johnson travels a lot.”
But the biggest issue — Shannon claims Joe had agreed in their custody arrangement to pay for her to fly to NYC to visit their kid, but FAILED to come through.
According to docs, filed on March 11, Johnson was found in contempt of court for blowing off his obligation — and the judge warned if he screws up again it “may result in [Johnson’s] incarceration.
Props to Johnson for having custody of his kid. But he needs to handle his business so he doesn’t jeopardize that right. Just saying.