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Dallas judge orders DNA test in NBA star Nowitzki's custody suit

A Dallas family court judge today ordered pregnancy and DNA testing in the case involving Dallas Mavericks star Dirk Nowitzki and his ex-girlfriend Cristal Taylor.

"We know the first one has to happen," said Associate Judge Randall Grubbs this morning during a brief hearing in a Dallas County court. "The other one may be moot."

Grubbs then ordered the proceedings sealed and attorneys said they could not comment.

In a petition filed last month, Nowitzki is seeking sole custody of Taylor's yet-to-be-born child if tests prove he is the father.

The petition seeks "to establish the parent-child relationship between Petitioner and the child the subject of this suit in the event that it is determined that Petitioner is the biological father of the child."

It continues later: "In the event that it is determined that Petitioner is the biological father of the child, the best interest of the child ... will be served by the appointment of the Petitioner as sole managing conservator."

Taylor was arrested May 6 at Nowitzki's home in the Preston Hollow neighborhood of Dallas.

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