Chicago Bulls: Horace Grant rips into Michael Jordan after ‘The Last Dance’

The way he was covered from his time with the Chicago Bulls in “The Last Dance” doesn’t seem to sit well with Horace Grant.

The hit 10-part ESPN/ABC/Netflix documentary series spotlighting the 1997-98 Chicago Bulls team “The Last Dance” just finished airing the final two episodes last weekend, on May 17. An explosive end to the series saw the likes of all-time great shooting guard Michael Jordan, and forwards Dennis Rodman and Scottie Pippen (among others) make their peace, or lack thereof, with the way things ended after the 1998 NBA Finals.

But not everyone featured prominently in The Last Dance saw fit the way they were covered back in the day during their run with the Bulls and now in the docuseries. Former Bulls and Orlando Magic star big man Horace Grant seemingly fits into this mould perfectly.

Grant was one of the three stars for the Bulls during the first run of back-to-back-to-back titles in the early 1990’s. He was a one-time NBA All-Star selection, four-time All-Defensive Team selection, and four-time NBA Champion that helped the Bulls to each of their first three titles in the early 1990’s.

Moreover, Grant did have some choice words for Jordan and the way he was portrayed in this docuseries. He recently spoke his mind on how he felt about The Last Dance, and what Jordan had to say about him in a sit down with ESPN earlier this week.

Here’s more on what Grant had to say on the matter.

“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.”

Grant was clearly not happy with his situation in the early 1990’s alongside MJ and Scottie in the Windy City. He did get out to join the Magic in the mid-1990’s, and nearly won a title as the third star alongside the likes of Shaquille O’Neal and Penny Hardaway.

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Grant does have the right to voice his opinion here, as there are some who had mixed thoughts and reviews on how The Last Dance was portrayed through Jordan’s view. We don’t truly know what happened with Grant and the Bulls back in the day, but we do know that he seemed happier with his teammates thereafter in Orlando than he was in Chicago.

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