NBA

Paul George Facing Paternity Suit

INDIANAPOLIS, IN - MAY 28:  Paul George #24 of the Indiana Pacers reacts against the Miami Heat during Game Five of the Eastern Conference Finals of the 2014 NBA Playoffs at Bankers Life Fieldhouse on May 28, 2014 in Indianapolis, Indiana. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and or using this photograph, User is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement.  (Photo by Andy Lyons/Getty Images)
Andy Lyons/Getty Images
Patrick ClarkeCorrespondent IMay 30, 2014

Indiana Pacers forward Paul George has been sued by a former stripper who claims the NBA star fathered the girl she gave birth to on May 1, according to reports by the New York Post (via ESPN.com) and New York Daily News reporters Stefan Bondy, Barbara Ross and Dareh Gregorian.

According to those reports, 24-year-old Daniela Rajic is "seeking a court-ordered DNA test and legal declaration that George is the father."

Rajic filed the suit in Manhattan Family Court on Wednesday and George, 24, addressed the situation during Friday's shootaround ahead of Game 6 of the Eastern Conference finals, saying it would not be a distraction for either him or his Pacers teammates moving forward. 

Sources cited by both the Post and Daily News, via ESPN, say that a private paternity test has confirmed that George is the father of the girl, who is named Olivia. Rajic's lawyer, Raoul Felder, told the Daily News that the two-time NBA All-Star has met the child already and has willingly paid for medical expenses. 

According to the Post, George and Rajic met in Miami last summer and were in a brief relationship that lasted only for few months.

George's representative revealed the following statement to the Post, via ESPN: "If and when the legal process confirms that the baby is his, he will fully embrace his responsibilities as a father and provide emotional and financial support to the child."

George and the Pacers will look to force a series-deciding Game 7 on Friday night when they take on the Miami Heat in a potential elimination game in South Beach. 

Where can I comment?

Stay on your game

Latest news, insights, and forecasts on your teams across leagues.

Choose Teams
Get it on the App StoreGet it on Google Play

Real-time news for your teams right on your mobile device.

Download
Copyright © 2017 Bleacher Report, Inc. Turner Broadcasting System, Inc. All Rights Reserved. BleacherReport.com is part of Bleacher Report – Turner Sports Network, part of the Turner Sports and Entertainment Network. Certain photos copyright © 2017 Getty Images. Any commercial use or distribution without the express written consent of Getty Images is strictly prohibited. AdChoices