‘Basketball Wives’ Star Eric Williams — Arrest Warrant Issued

Exclusive 0607-eric-williams-tmz“Basketball Wives” and former NBA star Eric Williams is about to learn a hard lesson — babies can cost you your freedom.

A judge just issued an arrest warrant for Williams … because he”s completely blown off a paternity case which required him to both appear and submit a DNA sample.

As our sources first reported, Williams — who is in the process of divorcing “Wives” star Jennifer Williams — was slapped with a paternity suit last year by a woman who claims he knocked her up.  The woman”s son was born in October, 2011, while he was still living with Jennifer.

Williams has been pretending the case doesn”t exist — he hasn”t even hired a lawyer. We”re told he”s ignored phone calls and texts from the baby mama.

Calls to Williams have not yet been returned. At least he”s consistent.