Dwight Howard’s baby mother Royce Reed says her  custody battle with the NBA star is an unfair fight — all because he can simply outspend her — so she’s asking a judge to make HIM cover HER legal fees.  Read more after the jump.

Shay Marie 

TMZ broke the story … Dwight and former “Basketball Wives” star Royce Reed are entangled in a bitter legal battle after Dwight filed for sole custody of their young son. 

In the latest development, Royce — who was axed from “BB Wives” this year — filed docs in Florida asking a judge to make Dwight foot her legal bills, claiming she can’t afford them.

According to the docs, Royce claims that Dwight rakes in over $1.3 million per month and should cough up the cash, otherwise, the fight’s not fair. She claims he can hire an army of lawyers … while she’ll get buried in bills and eventually have to drop out.

In the docs, her lawyer says she’s already racked up a $44,113.50 bill and is expected to tack on another $60k plus if she continues to fight … for a grand total of $106,621.80.

A judge has yet to rule.