Basketball star Tracy Mc Grady of the Houston Rockets must pay a Bradenton woman $54,156 a year in child support for their daughter, plus insurance and tuition, a Sarasota County circuit judge ruled.
The amount is far less than the $204,000 a year that Pearl Vega, 36, had argued would be more in line with Mc Gradys $21.6 million annual income and give their child a lifestyle more equal to that of Mc Gradys other children.
Vegas attorney immediately filed a notice the mother would appeal.
In a trial in December, Vega's attorneys highlighted exactly what it means to be the child of an NBA star: Mc Grady shares a six-bedroom, 23,000-square-foot house with a pool outside Houston with his wife and three children.
They stay at Ritz-Carltons, have private preschool and tutors, and get thousands of dollars of clothes every month.