Jordan’s Ex-Teammate Horace Grant Calls ‘The Last Dance’ BS, MJ Is a Snitch
Horace Grant was an integral part of the Chicago Bulls first three-peat in the early 1990s, but the multiple-time champion was displeased with how he was portrayed in the hit docu-series The Last Dance. In an interview with ESPN 1000 in Chicago, Horace Grant pushed back on the idea that he was the source in author Sam Smith’s The Jordan Rules.
[He] puts this lie out that I was the source behind [the book],” said Grant. “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?”
He continued, “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 went on to explain how Jordan’s relationship with players always fall apart. He also discussed why he paints Jordan to be a snitch. “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,” said Grant in reference to one of the earlier episodes. “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.”
While he admitted that the docu-series was entertaining, it was “B.S. in terms of the realness of it.” Grant continued, “It wasn’t real — because a lot of things [Jordan] said to some of his teammates, that his teammates went back at him,” adding, “But all of that was kind of edited out of the documentary, if you want to call it a documentary.”