The ex-wife of NBA star Dwyane Wade suffered what some are terming a “mental breakdown” on the streets of downtown Chicago Friday afternoon.

Siohvaughn Funches-Wade took to the streets much of the day in the blazing hot sun, carrying placards reading: “NBA Miami Heat Star Mother Of His Children On The Streets.”

Wade and his ex are embroiled in an increasingly bitter dispute stemming from their 2007 divorce during which Wade was granted full custody of the couple’s two young sons.

Since that time, Funches-Wade has sued her ex for increased alimony on several different occasions, including earlier this year when she sought to subpoena Heat president of basketball operations Pat Riley during the middle of the team’s back-to-back NBA title winning run.

Funches-Wade was seeking to have current monthly alimony payments of $25,000 vastly increased then, arguing that she could no longer afford mortgage or car insurance payments. Funches-Wade also recently sued her ex for $1 million charging he reneged on money owed to her from several endorsement deals and other income. The suit was filed this month also alleging the NBA star “engaged in a conspiracy to deprive her of the money,” according to the Chicago Tribune.

Funches-Wade also named her former husband’s attorney, his financial advisor, and companies with which she believes he has endorsement deals for allegedly refusing to uphold an agreement that required the money to be placed in a joint bank account.

The suit also alleges the two had a contract that required all of Wade’s endorsement and marketing income plus half of his July 2006 NBA contract earnings be direct deposited into a “mutual account. Instead, Funches-alleges Wade and his supporters made an “end run” around the agreement by deciding “when and how much of those funds should be deposited into the mutually agreed account.

Does his ex wife seem to be in dire need of money or in dire need of attention?

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