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Horace Grant unhappy over portrayal in Michael Jordan documentary


Horace Grant has taken exception to his characterisation as a snitch by Michael Jordan on the 10th episode of ESPN documentary The Last Dance, saying that the blockbuster series was biased in favour of the six time NBA champion.

Grant, speaking on the “Kap and Co” radio show on ESPN 1000 in Chicago, said if anyone was to be called a snitch it was Jordan for disclosing the raunchy behaviour of Bulls teammates during his rookie year.

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The Last Dance chronicles Jordan’s Chicago Bulls as they went on their historic quest for a second 3-peat during the 1997/98 NBA season.

Grant called Jordan’s allegation that he was the one who leaked locker room details to journalist Sam Smith “a downright, outright, completely lie.”

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“I would never put anything personal out there,” Grant said. “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 teammate’s rooms and seeing coke, and weed and women.

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“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.”

Grant said that Jordan had always harboured a grudge against him.

“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 is going to cut you off, he is going to try to destroy your character.”

Grant, while acknowledging that the docuseries had been entertaining, cautioned fans not to take it at face value because it was told largely from Jordan’s perspective.

“[it was] entertaining, but we know, who was there as team-mates, that about 90 per cent of it – I don’t know if I can say it on air, but ‘BS’ in terms of the realness of it.

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“It wasn’t real – because a lot of things [Jordan] said to some of his team-mates, that his team-mates went back at him. But all of that was kind of edited out of the documentary.”

Grant, now 54, played in Chicago from 1987-88 to 1993-94, helping the team win NBA titles in 1990-91, 91-92 and 92-93. Daily Mast

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