There’s an extra heir to six-time NBA champion Michael Jordan’s empire should a paternity suit filed in Fulton County, Ga. check out. Pamela Smith, mother of Grant Pierce Jay Jordan Reynolds, 16, claims her teenage son was conceived during a hookup she and the NBA great had in 1995.
Reynolds, an amateur rapper who goes by the nickname “Taj,” actually announced that he is Jordan’s son in a YouTube video which surfaced in December.
“I have some exclusive, exclusive information I feel like everybody should know,” Reynolds said. “If you’ve been hearing any rumors on Twitter, Instagram, MediaTakeout, any of that—it’s true.
“I feel like ya’ll should know and I feel like he (Jordan) should be more in my life about it, too,” he added. “Because if I was somebody’s dad, I would want to be in my kid’s life.”
According to Reynolds, the former Chicago Bulls guard knows that he is Reynolds’ father.
“The reason I’m making this video is for everybody to know, for him to come out the dark and stop being … secretive about it,” he said. “[Because] he knows I’m his son. I met him, all that stuff. We talked, had a conversation. I just want him to be more in my life about that situation.”
While the legal process has to play out, see for yourself if there’s any resemblance between Reynolds and Jordan in the aforementioned video.
Jordan has three children (two sons, one daughter) with his ex-wife, Juanita Vanoy, who received a $168 million settlement after their 2006 divorce.