The mother of Michael Jordan's alleged love child never planned to file a paternity suit against the NBA legend, but the child himself reportedly insisted.
According to TMZ, Pamela Smith had no desire to sue Jordan until her son pleaded with her to make his (alleged) dad admit paternity and pay support.
Pamela Smith is suing Michael for just that, paternity and child support, claiming MJ got her pregnant while he was still married to Juanita Vanoy.
Sources close to Smith, who says Jordan knocked her up in 1995, has always had a good relationship with Michael and doesn't need the money.
However, it was her son Grant Reynolds (a.k.a. Taj Jordan) who desperately wants MJ to acknowledge him and urged her to file the legal documentation.
Smith's intention, her friends say, was never to "call Michael out" but simply to have the (alleged) father be a bigger part of his life for his sake.
Allegedly, Michael and Grant have met a few times over the years. Pamela claims Michael has even given the family money and gifts here and there.
Grant, 16, always had to keep it a secret, though ... until he apparently decided not to anymore. The teen made the above video last December.
No response yet from Jordan or his camp.