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L.A. Lakers Forward Lamar Odom is suing his ex, Liza Morales, for visitation rights to see his children.

The suit shocked Morales as she told The New York Post, she has been trying to get Lamar to spend more time with his children Destiny, 12, and son, L.J., 9, who live in Manhattan with their mother.

“Lamar basically checked out as a father four years ago, they haven’t had quality time in a long time.”

Although Odom may have signed a 4-year $33million dollar contract with the Lakers, he has also stated that he wants his child support payment reduced as well.

He also inquired about getting his children involved with the upcoming reality show that will focus on the life of himself and wife Khloe Kardashian, but Morales is not budging.

“It has come up, and I told them no, I’m trying to raise my kids with old-school values.” 

Morales claims the break up was caused after the death of their 6-month-old child, after he died of “Sudden Infant Death Syndrome.”  The death seems to be what broke up the relationship, according to Morales:

“When we lost our son, he was nowhere to be found,” she said. Since then I always had to be the one to ask him, Lamar, do you want the kids? This whole going to the court thing, people, my neighbors, I don’t want them to think this is the kind of Mother I am, that he has to go to court for visitation. It’s just really shocking, because Lamar knows the truth.”

Odom has not commented on anything outside of the lawsuit.