Horace Grant Says Michael Jordan Is A Snitch Who Lied In ‘The Last Dance’

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Horace Grant Says Michael Jordan Is A Snitch Who Lied In ‘The Last Dance’

 

Seventeen-year NBA veteran Horace Grant was known as a rebounding-machine power forward who won four championships alongside the likes of Michael Jordan, Scottie Pippen, Kobe Bryant, and Shaquille O’Neal. He was also remembered as one to rock 1980’s/90’s style goggles throughout his career.

From the day he made his professional debut with the Chicago Bulls in 1987, Grant didn’t need corrective eyewear on the court, until the team’s ophthalmologist realized his patient’s vision was failing him in 1992. From then on, Grant donned thick, white, Kareem Abdul-Jabbar-like goggles, a move that concerned Bulls fans over their hard-nosed forward’s health.

But after his career, Grant revealed he did not need the goggles for the second portion of his career, but kept wearing them to support children who may have been made fun of for their own prescription glasses or eyewear.

This great person, player and teammate sometimes got to experience the darkest side of Michael Jordan – When Jordan’s killer-mentality carried him too far. This has led to a deep hatred Grant still has for Jordan today.

More so, after also being present in ‘The Last Dance’, Netflix and ESPN’s 10-part documentary about Michael Jordan and the Chicago Bulls, Grant now revealed that Jordan fabricated stories about him. In a radio interview on ESPN 1000, Grant said it “is a downright, outright, completely lie” that he leaked information in Sam Smith’s famous “The Jordan Rules” book, as Jordan alleged during the documentary, as well as the story about Jordan taking his food away after bad games:

Per ESPN:

 

“Lie, lie, lie. … If MJ had a grudge with me, let’s settle this like men. 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.”

“Charles Barkley, they’ve been friends for over 20, 30 years. 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.”

“Anybody [who] knows me, as a rookie, if anybody comes up and tries to snatch my food away, I’m going to do my best to beat their ass. And believe me, back then, I could have took MJ in a heartbeat. Yes, it’s true that he told the flight attendant, ‘Well, don’t give him anything because he played like crap.’ And I went right back at him. I said some choice words that I won’t repeat on here. But I said some choice words and stood up. ‘If you want it, you come and get it.’ And of course, he didn’t move. He was just barking. But that was the story. But anybody [who] knows me, where I come from and what I stand for, come on, man. There’s nobody in this earth would ever come and try to take food off my plate and not get their rear ends beaten.”

 

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