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Monday And-1 Links: Paternity suit against Michael Jordan dropped

Mar 18, 2013, 6:37 PM EDT

Michael Jordan AP

Here is our regular look around the NBA — links to stories worth reading and notes to check out (stuff that did not get its own post here at PBT) — done in bullet point form. Because bloggers love bullet points like I love a good Guinness….

• We told you when it happened, to be fair we need to tell you when it went away. The paternity lawsuit filed in Georgia against Michael Jordan — where the woman demanded DNA tests and more to prove his Airness was the father — has been withdrawn. TMZ has the details. Of course.

TMZ has learned Pamela Smith has filed legal documents in Georgia asking the judge to dismiss her case against MJ — and her request was granted without prejudice (meaning she can refile at a later time if she wants to)….

Pamela’s attorney Randy Kessler tells TMZ … she dropped the case on his advice that “dismissal at this time, without prejudice, is in her son’s best interests.”

• Speaking of Jordan, the Bobcats Gerald Henderson talks about how MJ has helped his game.

• A number of bloggers worked together to write a book on the “Linsanity” run in New York, and you can now get that as a digital download on your Kindle or iPad or whatever you are reading on now days. They also have the old-school book thing with paper and binding and ink.

• Since Rajon Rondo went out injured, Paul Pierce has stepped up — as a rebounder.

• Warriors coach Mark Jackson is playing Jarrett Jack at the end of games over rookie Harrison Barnes. When Jackson was asked about it, he said “it’s the best lineup.” He’s right. The Warriors like to go with Stephen Curry, Klay Thompson, David Lee and Carl Landry out there. Add Harrison Barnes to that group and they are -2.1 per 100 possessions, make that Jarrett Jack and it is +3.3 per 100. Use the Andrew Bogut lineups (instead of Landry) and it is far more dramatic in Jack’s favor.

• Is Marc Gasol the best center in the NBA?

• It’s been overshadowed at times, but Kevin Durant is still on pace for some historic offensive numbers this season.

There’s an interesting Q&A with Anthony Davis at the bottom of David Aldridge’s Monday Morning column.

• The Wizards’ John Wall and the Trail Blazers’ LaMarcus Aldridge are your Eastern and Western Conference Players of the Week. Wall’s jump shot was falling and he averaged 24 points, 5.5 rebounds and 2.5 steals a game, leading the Wizards to a 3-1 record on the week. Aldridge averaged 27 points, 10.7 rebounds and 3 blocks a game.

Chris Paul‘s young son found Dad’s press conference pretty boring.

• Warriors coach Jackson and Parson Chandler had a little spat back-and-forth on twitter (“feud” isn’t the right words, so I’m going with “spat”).

  1. lakerryan - Mar 18, 2013 at 6:45 PM

    Chandler Parsons? Or Parson Chandler

    • broncobeta - Mar 18, 2013 at 11:23 PM

      Lol. PBT. I could make a freaking gallery of their typos.

  2. pellypell - Mar 18, 2013 at 6:47 PM

    Wonder what Jordan settled for? That boy is his, it’s unmistakeable.

    • 00maltliquor - Mar 19, 2013 at 2:40 PM

      Check out the youtube that kid put out, he looks absolutly nothing like him.

  3. balfe13 - Mar 18, 2013 at 7:06 PM

    “Parson Chandler”?!?!?!
    Seriously, how are you paid to write about pro basketball?

    • pellypell - Mar 18, 2013 at 9:43 PM

      In this day and age of get it out and get it out fast, things like correct names and fact checking are a thing of the past.

  4. manchestermiracle - Mar 18, 2013 at 8:14 PM

    “Is Marc Gasol the best center in the NBA?” Sure, if Dwight Howard is retired.

  5. progress2011 - Mar 19, 2013 at 2:11 AM

    Tomorrow the boy and his mom will both move to a gated mansion in the hills, with new Benz’s to go around….ahahahahaha

    She didn’t hit the Georgia Lottery/ Mega Millions……She hit the Jordan Lottery/ Mega Millions….ahahaha

  6. jag8r904 - Mar 19, 2013 at 6:31 AM

    CHANDLER PARSONS!!….Go Gators

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