NBA roundup: Jordan paternity suit dismissed

The Sports Xchange
The SportsXchange

A paternity suit against Michael Jordan has been dismissed, a spokesperson for Jordan confirmed to The Sports Xchange.
The spokesperson told The Sports Xchange that no payments were ever made and "there has been no settlement," but Jordan's representatives declined further comment.
Pamela Smith, who brought the suit against Jordan in Georgia claiming Jordan was the father of her 16-year-old son and recently requested the court to order a DNA test, filed legal documents asking the judge to dismiss the case, according to the report. The request was granted without prejudice, leaving the door open for Smith to re-file the case at a later date, according to the report.
Jordan filed documents March 4 in an attempt to have the lawsuit dismissed. His filing contended the paternity of Smith's teenage son was determined in divorce filings between Smith and her ex-husband, Glenville G. Reynolds, filed in 2003. Smith was given legal and physical custody of the child at the time, with Reynolds receiving visitation rights.

--Three NBA stars were declared out for Monday's games because of injuries.
Los Angeles Lakers guard Kobe Bryant will miss his second straight game because he has a sprained ankle and the flu.
New York Knicks forward Carmelo Anthony said his injured knee feels better, but the Daily News reported that he will not play against Utah.
The Boston Celtics said center Kevin Garnett would not play against the Miami Heat because of a leg injury.

--Indiana Pacers guard Danny Granger has been cleared to return to practice, but he probably won't play in a game until next week, the Indianapolis Star reported.
Granger had knee surgery during training camp and tried to return a few weeks ago. However, he couldn't play more than a few minutes in games and was ineffective. He was shut down again at that point.

--Forward Kevin Jones was recalled by the Cleveland Cavaliers from the their NBA Development League team, the Canton Charge.

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