Former NBA player Dwyane Wade is speaking out after his ex-wife Siohvaughn

Funches-Wade alleged in a court filing that he's trying to make money off their transgender daughter Zaya’s “name and gender change.”

On Tuesday, Nov. 1, Funches-Wade submitted an objection to a

Los Angeles County court requesting Zaya Wade wait until

“the age of majority” to make permanent changes to her identity,

documents obtained by TODAY revealed.

On Nov. 2, TODAY reached out to Funches-Wade’s legal team and

Dwyane Wade’s rep for additional comment but did not immediately hear back.

Now, Wade is acknowledging the legal situation publicly for the first time,

releasing a statement on Instagram early Thursday, Nov. 3.

"Since this must be the new way of parenting, I guess I have to address these allegations here