Chris Bosh has filed a lawsuit to prevent his ex-girlfriend who is the mother of his child from appearing on the next season of VH1's reality show "Basketball Wives."

Bosh, who filed the suit on Monday in California federal court, accused his former girlfriend, Allison Mathis, and the show's producer, Shed Media U.S. Inc, of commercially exploiting his trademark and identity without permission.

The show, which stars former girlfriends and wives of players in the National Basketball Association, gives the women a "worldwide platform" to use the names and likenesses of famous players for their own financial gain, the lawsuit said.