Horace Grant unloaded on Michael Jordan during an interview with my friend @thekapman. Grant ripped MJ for saying he was a leak in ‘The Jordan Rules’ — "Lie, lie, lie. … If MJ had a grudge with me, let's settle this like men,” https://t.co/0decCIYCSO
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Via ESPN: Former Chicago Bulls forward Horace Grant has fired back at claims Michael Jordan made about him during “The Last Dance” documentary series on ESPN.
In a radio interview with Kap and Co. on ESPN 1000 in Chicago on Tuesday, Grant said it “is a downright, outright, completely lie” that he leaked much of the information in Sam Smith’s famous “The Jordan Rules” book, as Jordan alleged during the documentary.
“Lie, lie, lie. … If MJ had a grudge with me, let’s settle this like men,” Grant said during the interview. “Let’s talk about it. Or we can settle it another way. But yet and still, he goes out and puts this lie out that I was the source behind [the book]. Sam and I have always been great friends. We’re still great friends. But the sanctity of that locker room, I would never put anything personal out there. The mere fact that Sam Smith was an investigative reporter. That he had to have two sources, two, to write a book, I guess. Why would MJ just point me out?
“It’s only a grudge, man. I’m telling you, it was only a grudge. And I think he proved that during this so-called documentary. When if you say something about him, he’s going to cut you off, he’s going to try to destroy your character.”
Wow Horace. How dare you speak ill of Black Jesus.
To be honest the ‘Last Dance’ surpassed my expectations, but I couldn’t help but wonder how much of it was accurate. The only way Michael wanted this documentary done is if it was through his lens.
Horace Grant recently went on a radio show with ESPN Chicago and sang like a canary. Here are some of the highlights.
On being a snitch
Charles Barkley, they’ve been friends for over 20, 30 years,” Grant said. “And he said something about Michael’s management with the Charlotte Bobcats or the Charlotte Hornets, and then they haven’t spoken since then. And my point is, he said that I was the snitch, but yet and still after 35 years he brings up his rookie year going into one of his teammates’ rooms and seeing coke, and weed and women. My point is: Why the hell did he want to bring that up? What’s that got to do with anything? I mean, if you want to call somebody a snitch, that’s a damn snitch right there.”
On how teammates were portrayed in the documentary
“I would say [it was] entertaining, but we know, who was there as teammates, that about 90% of it — I don’t know if I can say it on air, but B.S. in terms of the realness of it,” Grant said. “It wasn’t real — because a lot of things [Jordan] said to some of his teammates, that his teammates went back at him. But all of that was kind of edited out of the documentary, if you want to call it a documentary.”
Not letting Horace eat after a bad game
“Let me clear something up about this food thing, that he tried to take my food,” Grant said. “I would have beat his ass, guys … you come back and try to take my food? I would have whipped his ass. [There] wouldn’t be no Air Jordans right now. It wouldn’t be no six championships, I guarantee you that.”
The portrayal of Scotty Pippen
“In terms of the migraine, in terms of the 1. seconds, [Jordan calling him] selfish. I have never seen this in all of my life. … Pip was out there in Game 6 [of the ’98 Finals], could barely walk, getting knocked down on his back. Tried to do whatever he could to help that team. My point is, why was that 1. seconds in the documentary, so-called documentary, about Pip?
It’s clear Horace is not happy, and I assume a lot of the players won’t be.Scotty Pippen hasn’t spoke publicly since the documentary aired.
I’m not knocking the documentary but I do question the accuracy and editing done in post production. I’m sure Jordan had final cut.
In any case, 10 hours well spent. I just would also like to point out the only man to ever beat MJ.