Michael Jordan’s alleged son begged his mother to sue.
Pamela Smith had originally never intended to file a paternity suit against Michael Jordan. Her son had apparently begged her to make the NBA superstar own up and claim responsibility for him.
Michael Jordan’s baby mama Pamela Smith is suing him for paternity and child support, claiming the NBA Jam star got her pregnant back in 1995. At that time, Michael Jordan was still married to Juanita Vanoy.
According to TMZ, sources close to Pamela Smith said she doesn’t need the money to support herself and her son. Smith has always had a good relationship with Michael Jordan, though this paternity suit could change that.
Pamela Smith’s son “Taj”, or legally Grant Reynolds, begged his mom to force Michael Jordan to publicly acknowledge him as his son. Otherwise she never would have filed the legal documents. Smith never wanted to call him out, but Grant Reynolds, 16, insisted.
Michael Jordan and Grant Reynolds have met several times in the past, and the NBA star gave the family gifts and money. However, Grant was told to keep it a secret.
Grant Reynolds posted a YouTube video (below) explaining the situation. In the video, Grant is sitting on a couch as he says:
“[The] reason I’m making this video is because I have some exclusive … information I feel like everybody should know. … [If] you’ve been hearing any rumors about I’m Michael Jordan’s son on Twitter, Instagram, MediaTakeOut, Worldstar, any of that, it’s true. And the reason I’m making this video is because I want, I feel like y’all should know, and I feel like he should be more in my life about it, too. Because if I was somebody’s dad, I would want to be in my kid’s life, feel me? So the reason I’m making this video is for everybody to know, for him to come out of the dark and stop being secretive about it because he knows I’m his son. I’ve met him, all that stuff, we talked, had [a] conversation. I dunno, I just want him to be more in my life about the situation and all that so… that’s basically it…”
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— Oh, Really!!! (@ThaFactzOfLife) March 2, 2013