Michael Jordan Gets Sued for Child Support

Photo Credit: Barbara Moore
Photo Credit: Barbara Moore

By: Amanda Anderson-Niles

Michael Jordan may easily be the greatest basketball player of all time, but his personal life full of scandal and controversy just like most of the top professional athletes these days. According to TMZ, Michael Jordan was just slapped with a lawsuit for child support. His alleged baby mama is claiming that the NBA superstar is the father of her 16-year-old son, and is requesting that he becomes financially responsible for his alleged son and also pays his medical expenses.

Here’s the report from TMZ:


Pamela Smith claims in her paternity suit — filed February 6 in Fulton County, GA and obtained by TMZ — she became pregnant after having sex with Jordan in 1995. Pamela gave birth to Grant Pierce Jay Jordan Reynolds — aka Taj — in June 1996. BTW, Jordan was married to Juanita Vanoy at the time he allegedly had sex with Smith.

Pamela says in her legal docs she welcomes a paternity test to prove Jordan’s the dad. She wants full custody and child support. She also wants Jordan to pay the kid’s medical expenses.


Jordan’s potential baby mama is also asking for more than child support and medical expenses. In the documents filed, she’s also requesting that the judge grants her son the right to change his last name legally to Jordan.

“Taj” has been very vocal in the matter as he recently posted a video to YouTube about being the alleged son of Michael Jordan and stating how he only wants to be claimed by the basketball star and treated like part of the family.


Check out Taj’s video below:


    1. Listen here just because people say sh-t to get what they want doesn’t mean its true. I will bet any amount of money of this that hes not the father thats just an easy way for her to get money. The mother” Pamela Smith” says she wants full custody of the kid and wants full child support and wants him to pay the boys medical bill and change his last name to Jordan. But in the video above the kid is saying he wants jordan to be in his life. That just sounds like a set-up. If i was Mrs. Smith i wouldnt even want child support or anything i would be cool with just bein in contact with the man. Hes the greatest Icon in the world whoever doesnt look up to jordan is a damn fool.

  1. He definitely looks like him. He might as well do right and claim the kid, hell his marriage has BEEN over anyway. Do the right thing Mike.

  2. It amazes me how wealthy men can still be deadbeat dads. I don’t get it. You have the money. Step up and take care of your damn kids,

  3. Welp, Mike’s always been messy so this is probably true. He should bring the kid around and do what’s right.

  4. If she’s just now asking for child support and he’s making Youtube videos, seems more so like what they really want is some attention. She should have asked for child support YEARS ago.

  5. Michael Jordan or not, I wouldn’t want the last name of a man who didn’t step up and claim me!

  6. Sounds like Mike stopped sending those checks he was breaking them off on the low while he was married.

  7. Oh well, like father, like son. Michael Jordan father was a “Old Dirty Dog Whoremonger”, so the cycle continues. Jordan….PAY UP!!

  8. But no one is going to address his nickname as being “Taj” after all 7 of those names listed look NOTHING like “Taj”? Ok.

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