Former Miami Heat superstar Glen Rice is “almost broke” despite a 15-year career in the NBA that also included a stint with the Los Angeles Lakers.
At least, that’s according to Miami-Dade County court records made public earlier this month in a paternity suit filed against Rice by a Fort Lauderdale woman in 2010.
The woman, Broward County guardian ad litem staffer Robin Duncan, originally managed to squeeze $1,500 a month in child support for a little girl named Gianna fathered by the then-married prolific small forward.
Last year, however, Rice filed a heart-wrenching plea to the court system to lower substantially his monthly payments, and both the court and Duncan signed off on a new deal.
On Sept. 8, Duncan agreed to $600 a month for as long as Rice got caught up with unpaid support totaling $2,000.
Why a downward adjustment, something relatively rare in child support?
Rice hasn’t been able to find a job in years, and he is “almost broke” after living off his basketball assets since he retired in 2004 and making a slew of bad investments, according to the court papers.