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Michael Jordan target of paternity lawsuit

Mar 1, 2013, 4:03 PM EDT

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Michael Jordan is the target of a Georgia paternity lawsuit claiming he is the father of a 16-year-old boy.

The suit, filed Feb. 6 by Pamela Smith, seeks child support, medical expenses and asks the judge to change the now 16-year-old son’s last name to Jordan. Smith says in the suit she welcomes a paternity test, reports TMZ, which broke the story.

Smith says in the suit she had sex with Jordan in 1995 and in June 1996 gave birth to Grant Pierce Jay Jordan Reynolds. Said boy has done a YouTube video saying Jordan is his father. His mother has pictures of herself and Jordan at a public event (which in and of itself proves nothing).

Jordan’s publicist had no comment for the Associated Press. Smith apparently does not have an attorney, the AP reports.

I’m not even going to guess about what is the truth here. There are no shortage of professional athletes with a string of children left in their wake. But there have been cases in the past where the woman was simply seeking money and went after the deep pockets of an athlete, even if they were not the father. It is possible Jordan is the dad. It is possible the woman threatened a public lawsuit if Jordan didn’t cough up cash and he stood his ground. I have no idea, I don’t care about Jordan’s sex life. I’m just a conduit of information in this case.

  1. money2long - Mar 1, 2013 at 4:32 PM

    mo money…

    • fanofevilempire - Mar 1, 2013 at 6:28 PM

      I believe her, it was about this time he was coming back from retirement and ready
      to make another threepeat. The thing people forget is he could have used a condom, so
      if he is the baby daddy he is on the hook, plain and simple.The kid deserves the best
      and he should get his Jordans before the release date too, like they say, you wanna bust
      it’s gonna cost. He knows he is the daddy too, look at that wicked smile in the pic.

      • hojo20 - Mar 1, 2013 at 7:05 PM

        No, it’s the Obama way…..get money from others by any means.

      • gor76 - Mar 1, 2013 at 7:48 PM

        No, it’s the idiot way…..bringing politics into a completely unrelated discussion.

  2. teabone13 - Mar 1, 2013 at 4:43 PM

    karma is a funny thing…

    hey mj, i hope it comes back to you like the plague.

  3. tampajoey - Mar 1, 2013 at 4:48 PM

    Even in bed, when MJ shoots he scores!

    • dko83 - Mar 1, 2013 at 4:51 PM

      Haha nice, lol’d pretty hard.

    • 00maltliquor - Mar 1, 2013 at 5:00 PM

      Dude, that was waaay too funny! LMAO! Good 1

    • raidmagic - Mar 1, 2013 at 5:26 PM

      Well played sir!

    • handsofsweed - Mar 1, 2013 at 6:26 PM

      Is it just me or did the rest of us read tampajoey’s comment in our heads in the voice of Marv Alberts?

      • tampajoey - Mar 1, 2013 at 8:48 PM

        Good call, when I wrote it Marv Albert’s voice was in my head LMAO

      • fanofevilempire - Mar 2, 2013 at 7:10 AM

        better watch out Marv doesn’t bite you.

  4. hwatt - Mar 1, 2013 at 4:57 PM

    that pic fits so well. I may have to screencap this one with the article title

  5. Mr. Wright 212 - Mar 1, 2013 at 4:59 PM


  6. money2long - Mar 1, 2013 at 5:00 PM

    what happens if this kid turns out to be the next jordan?

    • handsofsweed - Mar 1, 2013 at 6:30 PM

      I don’t know, got any pics of Jordan with Mrs. Oladipo? Let’s start a rumor.

      • tampajoey - Mar 1, 2013 at 8:55 PM

        There is a pic of the kid on TMZ

  7. 00maltliquor - Mar 1, 2013 at 5:04 PM

    Stoooopid itches. Anything to milk out a buck off someone elses fortune. Go get a job and pay for your own stuff skank.

    • frankiebooboo - Mar 1, 2013 at 5:22 PM

      Apparently the stooopid itch was doing that for 16 years.

      • 00maltliquor - Mar 1, 2013 at 9:24 PM

        Yeah, and she just ran out of money and/or lost a job. Why else would she come up with this 16 years later if she really cared about who her sons father is?? I say take it to Maury!!

        MJ…You are….(commercial break)

  8. bjerkrulez - Mar 1, 2013 at 5:12 PM

    Is it really hate comments that I see here or just bitterness?

    You are already cursing him and there’s no proof yet of the accusation
    C’mon people, MJ – even if he fathered 20-30 children, he can still afford them (he earns around $80M a year)

    If he is indeed his son, so what? his life goes on…nothing will change…seeing the video, the kid only wants recognition as his son while the mother wants money…who is to blame? MJ or the mom who is exploiting for financial gain?

    • money2long - Mar 1, 2013 at 5:48 PM

      does he resemble him? i didnt see the video

    • badintent - Mar 3, 2013 at 12:34 AM

      MJ not earning $80 million from Bobcats, they average 2000 a home game.He’s Losing $$ on those losers. He better be getting paid from Hanes and Nike, that’s a lot of T-shirts at Walmart. He better hire Micky Jagger’s lawyer, Mick paid $ 300/month to a sister back in the 70’for his /her child..Brown Sugar, how come ya taste so goooooooooooood ?.

  9. yousuxxors - Mar 1, 2013 at 5:16 PM

    tampajoe… thank you

  10. raidmagic - Mar 1, 2013 at 5:31 PM

    Grant Pierce Jay Jordan Reynolds

    So did she just name the kid after everyone she slept with that week?

    • handsofsweed - Mar 1, 2013 at 6:33 PM

      Paul Pierce, Horace Grant, Jay Leno and Harold Reynolds all just let out a huuuge collective sigh of relief!

  11. tomtravis76 - Mar 1, 2013 at 5:35 PM

    Looks like the Bobcats just got a new summer intern.

  12. drewsylvania - Mar 1, 2013 at 5:38 PM

    It’s highly likely that many, many people have tried to extort MJ. It’s also likely that Jordan can have whatever woman he wanted.

    Who knows what the truth is.

  13. seanb20124 - Mar 1, 2013 at 6:05 PM

    So he will owe two years of child support. He can afford it

  14. chicagofan - Mar 1, 2013 at 6:12 PM

    16 yrs later and you are sure MJ is your baby Daddy and you wait that long to get paid? She was waiting on him to propose? Really!!! I’ll put some money up against it being his kid.

  15. yepurwrong - Mar 1, 2013 at 6:59 PM

    in the case of grant pierce jay bird magic jordan. M.J. you are NOT the father

  16. asublimeday - Mar 1, 2013 at 7:00 PM

    karma is a funny thing…

    hey mj, i hope it comes back to you like the plague.


    Karma for what, D-Bag?

  17. kerbyjr1 - Mar 1, 2013 at 7:42 PM

    That was not call

  18. bjerkrulez - Mar 1, 2013 at 7:43 PM

    If that kid inherited MJ’s basketball talent and is the legitimate son (His other 2 sons were just decent ball players hehe)?

    Then sports agents would be crawling their @sses off to adopt him lmao

  19. asublimeday - Mar 1, 2013 at 7:47 PM

    No, it’s the Obama way…..get money from others by any means.

    Taxes? Are you actually showing off your limited understanding of taxes on a basketball website?

  20. BigBeachBall - Mar 1, 2013 at 9:54 PM

    the fact that the kid’s last name is “Jordan” seems like they are trying too hard….
    also, jordan doesn’t have a history of baby mommas coming after him… i say BS

  21. 6stn - Mar 1, 2013 at 10:02 PM

    Where in the world was Sean Kemp?

  22. gamedate15 - Mar 1, 2013 at 10:31 PM

    Will the mom tell the boy to stick out his toungue???

  23. progress2011 - Mar 2, 2013 at 1:05 AM

    I’m one of the Biggest Jordan fans in the history of His Airness !

    HOWEVER because

    1. He refuses to be graceful in his retirement. Most other greats go live a secluded business life. He however is more of an Al Davis/ Jerry Jones type.

    2. Owns a franchise he has ZERO intention of building into a winner and is only an owner for the attention.

    3. It has been 16 years, he has had EVERY opportunity to resolve the issue (kinda like his public gambling issues of the past). He has visited with the kid, took pics with the kid and appears to have had a social relationship – via the pics.
    I know looks can be deceiving and does not prove paternity…..BUT this kid definitely has a lot of Jordans features.

    See the video on TMZ:

    4. He needs to put this to rest, do the test and take whatever action is required thereafter.

    16 years of child support back payments….from Jordans coffers is gonna be a WHOPPER !!!

  24. whvick - Mar 2, 2013 at 1:29 AM

    “I don’t care about Jordan’s sex life. I’m just a conduit of information in this case.”
    If you really don’t care and have no idea if it’s true, why be a party to it by being a conduit?

    • Kurt Helin - Mar 5, 2013 at 3:34 AM

      It’s a news site. An NBA legend and current team owner is accused in a lawsuit, that is news. So we run it, with my commentary.

  25. deavn - Mar 2, 2013 at 1:41 AM

    Just give the kid a pair of bred 11s and it’ll all be okay.

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