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Jordan asks judge to dismiss “shameless” paternity lawsuit

Mar 5, 2013, 9:50 AM EDT

Michael Jordan

Michael Jordan wisely did not comment last week when a story leaked about a woman suing Michael Jordan in a paternity lawsuit for her 16-year-old son saying Jordan was the father.

But you knew Jordan’s lawyers would not stay quiet for long — and they fired back with what may well be a winning shot.

Then have filed asking the judge in the case to dismiss the charges because the woman already admitted her ex-husband is the father in other court documents, reports the Associated Press.

Jordan’s lawyer John Mayoue said in a document filed in Fulton County Superior Court that the six-time NBA champion is not the father of Pamela Y. Smith’s 16-year-old son. The paternity of the teen was “conclusively established” in divorce filings between Smith and her ex-husband, Jordan’s attorney wrote.

Jordan, 50, is the majority owner of the NBA’s Charlotte Bobcats. His spokeswoman Estee Portnoy released a statement to The Associated Press.

“Public records show that the paternity of the child was established in a prior case in this same court many years ago and that Michael Jordan is not the father. He also filed a counterclaim seeking sanctions for the false claims made against him. It is unfortunate that well-known figures are the target of these kind of claims. Michael Jordan will vigorously defend himself and his reputation.”

Hopefully this will be the end of us having to talk about Jordan’s sex life. I have no idea what really happened 17 years ago between Jordan and Smith, but if she has really said in previous court documents that her ex is the father this case is over and she has had her 15 minutes. Let’s all move on to the important issues before Jordan, such as Bobcats vs. Hornets.

  1. readysethike - Mar 5, 2013 at 10:20 AM

    why even wait 16 years?

  2. ss3walkman - Mar 5, 2013 at 10:20 AM

    In the words of Blade, “Some motherf***ers are always trying to ice skate uphill”

  3. kinggw - Mar 5, 2013 at 11:18 AM

    Just because she said her ex husband was the father in previous proceedings doesnt mean this case is over or that she’s not telling the truth. Im not sure why Kurt seems to think this matter is over.

    Jordan’s attorney says that paternity was established, but how did that happen? They just have a document that Smith signed saying the child was her ex husbands. There is no physical paternity test that establishes who is the father of the boy. MJ and his lawyers can act offended if they want but he’s not getting out of this that easy. If Jordan was smart he would have let this play out behind the scenes.

    • Kurt Helin - Mar 5, 2013 at 8:03 PM

      First, I think mostly I don’t care. Second, if she signed a document in court that the ex is the father, then that’s gold in a courtroom. Trust me, spent plenty of time as a court reporter (this wasn’t my first gig).

    • jimbo75025 - Mar 5, 2013 at 8:33 PM

      Did the ex-husband (acknowedged father) sign the kids birth certificate also? If so, then the father would have to get DNA testing, etc to remove himself as the father. If acknowledged in other docs also then this case could very well be sunk unless or until the ex-husband/father is willing to participate.

      Personally, I believe the kid probably grew up with his mother telling him his father was famous instead of some Joe Schmoe so it is ingrained in his psyche by now and now could very well get a cold dose of reality thrown at him.

      Never as a question you do not really want to know the answer to.

  4. jcmeyer10 - Mar 5, 2013 at 11:21 AM

    In other words, “When you come at the king, you best not miss”.

  5. monkeyjuice313 - Mar 5, 2013 at 11:48 AM

    “I said-a bang, bang, bangity bang…a bang, bang, biggity bang, a-bang-bang-bang.”

  6. pellypell - Mar 5, 2013 at 12:06 PM

    “Michael Jordan, YOU are NOT the father.” in my Maury voice.

    • pellypell - Mar 5, 2013 at 2:44 PM

      I take back my previous comment and will now go with “Michael Jordan, YOU MIGHT BE the father”

      After watching this video of the kid making his claim, he does sorta kinda maybe look like Jordan.

      Decide for yourselves:

    • money2long - Mar 5, 2013 at 2:51 PM

      insert clip of jordan celebrating the game winning shot over cavs

  7. asublimeday - Mar 5, 2013 at 12:19 PM

    Suck it, haters.

  8. henryd3rd - Mar 5, 2013 at 12:57 PM

    Girl, is that the best you got? Come big or stay at home! This going to cost you!

  9. kb2408 - Mar 5, 2013 at 1:04 PM

    Honestly, he does look like MJ.

  10. starship7 - Mar 5, 2013 at 1:25 PM

    Yo jcmeyer10 u couldn’t have said it any better!

  11. shanelsweet - Mar 5, 2013 at 2:00 PM

    This isn’t over. There’s a 16 year old kid that deserves to know. Maybe his mom lied years ago in another court. It’s a simple test for Mike to take and give the court. That’s what the judge will want because that’s what’s best for the kid.

    • zacksdad - Mar 5, 2013 at 3:58 PM

      I agree, just because she sated another man was the Father in the court does not make this guy the Father and Jordan not the Father. If the lawyers had stated that DNA was used to prove the other man as the Father, then it should have been thrown out.

      • ss3walkman - Mar 5, 2013 at 5:40 PM

        You can’t have your cake and eat it too. She stated in court that another man was the father. Now she wants to say Jordan is the father? C’mon son!

        From what I’ve heard he’s had a father so its not like he’s fatherless. So what is the point of all this? What does the mom expect? For everyone to be a big happy family? Or is it convenient now that to say Jordan is the father cause alimony from the other marriage isn’t enough for her?

        I’m just keeping it 100

  12. chicagofan - Mar 5, 2013 at 2:27 PM

    Anybody who believed her is a stupid ass. Who waits 16 yrs to get paid, many former players are broke by then/ask Kemp, Antoine Walker etc.

  13. amehta256 - Mar 5, 2013 at 3:47 PM

    Jordan must have had a collection of women during his career… Many folks kept quiet though.

  14. barnesaintnoble - Mar 5, 2013 at 4:36 PM

    Being an NBA player must be scary and awesome at the same time. You have sex with so many women you lose count and forget faces/names. When any women steps up to the plate and says she has your kid, you can’t say that the claim is false with 100% certainty because you really have no idea whether you slept with the woman or not. Awesome.

    It’s also kind of ironic that many NBA players now wear protective sleeves to protect their arms, legs, ribs, etc., but still can’t wear the most important protective sleeve to protect their bank accounts, marriages and careers.

  15. badintent - Mar 5, 2013 at 6:07 PM

    Yo DUDEs!! Hola ?? ! His ex wife left him because of all the hoes he was shagging !! not becuase he didn’t buy her matching Ferraris. Or not enough Spanx or perfume . Gotta be the hoes,not the shoes.
    Operator ?
    Collect call to Gloria Allred please.

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