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Michael Jordan Paternity Suit: Pamela Smith Ordered To Pay NBA Legend's Legal Fees

LAS VEGAS, NV - MARCH 30: Charlotte Bobcats owner Michael Jordan attends the 11th annual Michael Jordan Celebrity Invitational gala at the Aria Resort & Casino at CityCenter March 30, 2011 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Ethan Miller/Getty Images for MJCI)
LAS VEGAS, NV - MARCH 30: Charlotte Bobcats owner Michael Jordan attends the 11th annual Michael Jordan Celebrity Invitational gala at the Aria Resort & Casino at CityCenter March 30, 2011 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Ethan Miller/Getty Images for MJCI)

Following the dismissal of a paternity suit alleging that Michael Jordan fathered her 16-year-old son, Grant Pierce Jordan Reynolds, Pamela Smith has been fined by an Atlanta court for making false claims against the NBA Hall of Famer.

According to TMZ a judge favored Jordan’s countersuit on July 19, sanctioning the 48-year-old to pay his legal fees of $9,704.13 and citing the suit as “one big publicity stunt.”

Before Smith withdrew her paternity suit, the Georgia resident filed the motion asking the basketball legend to take a paternity test and pay child support.

"My son has the right to know who his father is," she told reporters after a hearing in March. "He has had an issue with it over the years."

Jordan’s lawyer said, Smith's divorce filings established her ex-husband as Reynolds’ father, however her attorney, Randall Kessler, maintains that her ex hasn't paid child support or been involved in the teen's life.

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