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Michael Jordan

I Am NOT The Father!

3/4/2013 9:50 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF
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Michael Jordan
doesn't need Maury Povich to tell him he's not the daddy, he says he knows it already ... and filed documents today requesting the paternity case filed against him be dismissed.

As TMZ first reported, Pamela Smith filed docs in Fulton County, GA in an attempt to establish the NBA legend as father of her son, Grant Pierce Jay Jordan Reynolds, aka Taj.

Jordan's lawyer filed to have the case dismissed today, saying paternity of the teen had already been established ... and #23 was not the father.

MJ's rep released a statement saying, "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."

The statement continued, "It is unfortunate that well-known figures are the target of these kind of claims. Michael Jordan will vigorously defend himself and his reputation."

Taj posted a video on YouTube declaring MJ is his father. So far ... no update to that clip.

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1.

Leighton    

It doesn't count unless Maury says it and someone runs off stage crying.

507 days ago
2.

Waka Waka Waka    

NOTE TO MJ'S LAWYER..unknown figures are the target of the same claim not just your client..

507 days ago
3.

Areader    

It's a shame the mother raised her son to believe that Michael Jordan was his father and who the heck gives their child five names anyway?

507 days ago
4.

furious cupcakes    

Kid looks just like him though....

507 days ago
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Celeb Gossip Addict    

There is no need to argue. Why even hire an attorney at this point? A paternity test will clear up this whole thing. If you're not the dad you won't have wasted anything but a couple hundred bucks. Why the lawyer Mike?

507 days ago
6.

Bruno    

Don't know whether this is true or not, but the kid does look just like him.

507 days ago
7.

Leighton    

"Grant Pierce Jay Jordan Reynolds, aka Taj." How did "Taj" come from all of that?

507 days ago
8.

nicaw    

Why would she filed to prove paternity especially after it's been proven in court in a previous filing?

I wonder if she has any idea who her son's father is.

507 days ago
9.

Anonymous    

The paternity they are saying is "proof", may not be proof at all. The husband is assumed to have paternity unless it is otherwise questioned. Chances are they did not have a DNA test done on her ex-husband at all, which could leave MJ on the hook still.

In any case, since there is clear evidence they knew each other, at least possibly romantically, MJ should have to take a DNA test, for the sake of the child.

507 days ago
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Promisedland007    

The father is her ex Glenville G Reynolds , TMZ google him and you will find his mugshot and it looks RXACTLY like this kid

507 days ago
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Promisedland007    

Glenville George Reynolds is the older man she divorced in 2003, the woman was and is a gold digger, now that glenville Reynolds don't pay this trifilin whore money (he was arrested in 2011) for failure to pay child support, she has lied and thinks she can get a default judgement on Michael Jordan because she screwed him and thinks he may be the father! LmAOOOOO

507 days ago
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Promisedland007    

You cannot lie to the court, she stated in divorce precedings that the marriage produced 1 child, this cursin rapper kid "TAj" who thinks he's gods gift to gerogia. And she signed the court do***ents, paternity has been established. Court dont work like that, it's not a decade later because the kid wants some fame, his father is a 60 year old man who is a deadbeat, and he wants 500,000 views on his YouTube channel and garbage rap videos. I know Michael is embarrassed that this kid is trying to claim him because his genes wouldn't produce this garbage

507 days ago
13.

Butterfly    

IF THE MOTHER WAS MARRIED TO HER SON'S FATHER, at the time of conception, it is understandable she would not want to reveal the real father's name. I do not believe for one moment, that this woman is a golddigger. If she were, she would have come forward many years ago. M J can clear his name, right now, by submitting to a DNA. If not, the questions and the embarrassment will follow him, forever, and the comedians will taunt him for years! Good Luck!!!

507 days ago
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Promisedland007    

He wants to go by the name "Taj Jordan" to rap about bit*hes, mofos, and nobodies. This is a joke, the joke is on us. This kids father is GLENVILLE GEORGE REYNOLDS

507 days ago
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Cinner    

Well duh everyone knows he not the father, this woman needs to be slapped with harrassment and slander charges.

507 days ago
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