Michael Jordan’s Alleged Love Child? Meet Taj

The teen is 16, and his mother is suing for child support and the use of Jordan's last name.

Grant Pierce Jay Jordan Reynolds, aka Taj (YouTube)
Grant Pierce Jay Jordan Reynolds, aka Taj (YouTube)

Michael Jordan is facing a paternity suit in Fulton County, Ga., after a woman named Pamela Smith alleged that the basketball icon fathered her 16-year-old, reports the Daily News

She claims to have become pregnant after allegedly having a tryst with Jordan in 1995 giving birth to her now 16-year-old son Grant Pierce Jay Jordan Reynolds, also known as Taj, in June 1996.

Smith said “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,” says the gossip site. Also adding she would like her son to legally have the Jordan last name.

Jordan, 50, would have had the alleged affair while still married to Juanita Vanoy, the couple ended their 17-year marriage in 2006.

Smith’s son Taj created a You Tube video that he posted in December 2012 claiming that the Chicago Bulls superstar is his biological father.

“The reason I am making this video, I have some exclusive, exclusive information I feel like everybody should know. If you’ve been hearing any rumors on Twitter, Instagram, MediaTakeout, any of that … it’s true,” he says to the camera about his paternity.

Read more at the Daily News.

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