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Ruling: Nash May Need To Pay More Child Support

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Steve Nash #10 of the Los Angeles Lakers looks on from the bench as his teammates play the San Antonio Spurs in Game Two of the Western Conference Quarterfinals during the 2013 NBA Playoffs on April 24, 2013 at the AT&T Center in San Antonio, Texas. (credit: D. Clarke Evans/NBAE via Getty Images)

Steve Nash #10 of the Los Angeles Lakers looks on from the bench as his teammates play the San Antonio Spurs in Game Two of the Western Conference Quarterfinals during the 2013 NBA Playoffs on April 24, 2013 at the AT&T Center in San Antonio, Texas. (credit: D. Clarke Evans/NBAE via Getty Images)

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 PHOENIX (AP) — An Arizona appellate court says Los Angeles Lakers star Steve Nash may have to pay additional child support for his three children and that he and his ex-wife can’t say bad things about each other through social media.

A Court of Appeals panel’s ruling Tuesday says a judge must consider ordering Nash to pay more than the children’s “basic needs.”

The court also upheld a judge’s order barring the couple from disparaging each other through social media.

It said Alejandra Amarilla Nash used her Twitter account to make a “biting criticism” of Nash after their divorce was granted.

The ruling says the order doesn’t violate her free-speech rights because both agreed to limit their speech under their joint custody agreement.

The couple divorced in 2011. They have a son and two daughters.

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