By Eurohoops team / firstname.lastname@example.org
Horace Grant didn’t really like some of the things he saw in “The Last Dance” documentary and particularly some comments that his former teammate Michael Jordan made about him.
In response to Jordan saying that Grant was the locker room leak that provided a lot of information that made its way to Sam Smith’s book “The Jordan Rules,” the three-time NBA champion with the Chicago Bulls said that it was just lies.
“Lie, lie, lie. … If MJ had a grudge with me, let’s settle this like men,” Grant said in an interview with ESPN 1000 radio. “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?”
Grant, a three-time champion with the Bulls during the franchise’s first threepeat, didn’t only criticize Jordan but “The Last Dance” as a whole, calling it “s0-called documentary.”
“When that so-called documentary is about one person, basically, and he has the last word on what’s going to be put out there … it’s not a documentary,” Grant said. “It’s his narrative of what happens in the last, quote-unquote, dance. That’s not a documentary, because a whole bunch of things was cut out, edited out. So that’s why I call it a so-called documentary.”
“I would say [it was] entertaining, but we know, who was there as teammates, that about 90% of it — I don’t know if I can say it on air, but B.S. in terms of the realness of it,” Grant said. “It wasn’t real — because a lot of things [Jordan] said to some of his teammates, that his teammates went back at him. But all of that was kind of edited out of the documentary, if you want to call it a documentary.”