Horace Grant, who won three NBA championship rings with the Chicago Bulls, was not satisfied with the way he was portrayed by his former teammate Michael Jordan in the latest documentary by ESPN dance.
The 10 -hour film, which focused on the 1990 Bulls in general and Jordan in particular, concluded his race on Sunday night on ESPN.
in the documentary, Jordan alleged that Grant was the source Sam Smith’s book the rules of Jordan, who paints Jordan in an unflattering light.
Grant said Tuesday in an interview with ESPN Radio 1000 in Chicago, “Lie, lie, lie … If MJ had a grudge with me, we’ll settle this like men. Let us speakr. Or we can adjust otherwise. But again and again, he goes out and puts the lie that I was the source behind [the book].
‘Only a grudge
“Sam and I have always been great friends. We are still great friends. But the sacredness of that locker room, the fact that I never put anything personal out there. Sam Smith was an investigative journalist. it was to have two sources, two, write a book, I guess. Why Would MJ point me out?
“It is only a grudge, man. I tell you, it was only a grudge. And I think he proved that when this documentary called. When you say something to him, he will cut youspeech, he will try to destroy your character. “
Grant said Jordan has a penchant for holding grudges, stressing that Jordan is no longer on good terms with former friend Charles Barkley.
” My point is ildit I was the bright gold, but again and again after 35 years, he recalls his rookie year to enter one of the rooms of his teammates and see coke and weed and women “said Grant. “My point is: Why on earth did he want to raise this issue? What does that have to do with anything? I mean, if you want to call someone a cookie, which is a fucking snitch there. “
Grant said his overall assessment of The Last Dance “[it was] fun, but we know that was there as teammates, almost 90 percent of it – I do not know if I can say it on the air, but in terms of BS realness of it. It was not real – because a lot of things [Jordan] said to some of his teammates, his teammates returned to him. But it was all a bit o éditéut documentary, if you want to call it a documentary. “
Grant, now 54, played in Chicago from 1987 to 1988 in 1993 to 1994, helping the team win the NBA title in 1990-91, 1991 -92 and 1992-93. Jordan left the Bulls for year to play baseball minor league, and then returned and won three championships more and 1995-1996, 1996-1997 and 1997-1998.
After leaving the BuThey, Grant played two stints Orlando (1994-1995 to 1998-1999 and 2001-02 to 2002-03), helping the Magic beat the Bulls in the second round of the playoffs after returning from Jordan in 1994- 95. Grant also played for the Seattle SuperSonics (1999-2000) and the Los Angeles Lakers (2000-01 and 2003-04), winning another championship with the Lakers in 2000-01.
representation of Last Dance of the Bulls 1993 -94 season sansJordan particularly disturbed Grant. He was particularly upset by the representation of the famous incident in which Scottie Pippen refused to participate in the last 1.8 seconds of a playoff game against the New York Knicks, reportedly because a game was called for Toni Kukoc instead of shooting him.
“I’ve never seen a guy quoted 2 as decorated like Scottie Pippen, portrayed so badly,” said Grant. “In terms of migraine in terms of 1.  seconds [Jordan appellant] selfish. I’ve never seen in my life. And respect Pip was there in Game 6 [of the 1998 final], could barely walk, getting knocked on his back. I tried to do everything he could to help this team. My point is, why 1.  seconds in the documentary, documentar so-disanty, about Pip?
“MJ was not even in the team. Why was this? We treated this year really well as a team. “
Grant finished his career with averages of 11.2 points, and 8.1 rebounds in 1165games (1,037 departures). He earned his only All-Star appearance during the 1993-94 season, averaging 15.1 points 11.0 rebounds and 3.4 assists.