Grant slams Jordan over ‘Last Dance’ claim
Former Chicago Bulls player Horace Grant slammed Michael Jordan on Tuesday, accusing the NBA legend of providing a biased version of the truth in the hit documentary series “The Last Dance”.
In an ESPN radio interview, Grant, who won three NBA championships alongside Jordan, said the acclaimed documentary was edited to present Jordan in a favorable light.
“I would say it was entertaining, but we know, who was there as teammates, that about 90% of it was BS in terms of reality,” Grant said.
“It wasn’t real – because a lot of things (Jordan) said to some of his teammates, that his teammates returned to him.
“But all of that was kind of taken out of the documentary, if you want to call it a documentary.”
Grant saved his sharpest criticism for the suggestions made by Jordan that he had been a key source for “The Jordan Rules,” a book that lifted the veil on the NBA great’s career.
“Lie, lie, lie,” Grant said of the allegation. “If MJ had a grudge with me, let’s deal with it like men.” Let’s talk about it. Or we can fix it some other way.
“But yet and again he comes out and puts this lie that I was the source behind it (the rules of Jordan).”
Although Grant admitted to being “great friends” with the book’s author, Sam Smith, he insisted that he had always protected the “sanctity of this locker room.”
“I would never put anything personal there,” Grant said.
Grant also criticized Jordan’s conduct as a player with younger members of the Bulls’ locker room accusing him of being physically and verbally abusive towards his teammates.
A segment of “The Last Dance,” which was produced with the participation of Jordan’s own production company, dwells on the physical altercation between Jordan and former teammate Steve Kerr, when the two got into a fight over the course. of a workout.
Grant said he refused to be intimidated by Jordan.
“(Jordan) felt he could dominate me, but unfortunately that was a mistake,” Grant said.
“Because every time he attacked me, I would come back to him right away. But as far as Will Perdue, Steve Kerr, and the young man, Scott Burrell, it was heartbreaking. To see a guy, a leader, go after these guys like that.
“I understand that in terms of practice you get a nudge here and there, but outright punches and things of that nature… it wasn’t necessary.