Michael Jordan’s Former Teammate Horace Grant Accuses Jordan of Lying In ‘The Last Dance’ Documentary

The Last Dance docuseries may have come to an end, but the stories are still coming forth.

Former Chicago Bulls player Horace Grant has recently come forward to suggest that teammate Michael Jordan lied in the 10-part documentary.

In a new interview with Kap and Co. on ESPN, Grant addressed remarks that Jordan made about him in the series.

“[It] is a downright, outright, completely lie,” Grant said in regards to the claim he was the one to leak information from Sam Smith’s The Jordan Rules, which Jordan suggests in the documentary.

“Lie, lie, lie,” Grant exclaimed. “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,” Grant continued. “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?”

As the interview continued, Grant insisted Jordan may be holding on to an old grudge.⠀⠀⠀⠀

“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 added.

Grant continued his theory by providing an example of one of Jordan’s close friendships that have dwindled away over the years.

“Charles Barkley, they’ve been friends for over 20, 30 years,” Grant stated. “And he said something about Michael’s management with the Charlotte Bobcats or the Charlotte Hornets, and 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.”

Grant also spoke on the portrayal of himself and other teammates in the docuseries, calling it “B.S.”

“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 explained. “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. … I have never seen a quote-unquote No. 2 guy, as decorated as Scottie Pippen, portrayed so badly.”

Earlier this month, it was reported that once after a bad performance, Jordan didn’t allow Grant to eat on the airplane.

“Anybody [that] 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,” Grant exclaimed. “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 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,” he explained.

Grant revealed that Jordan would try him often, but he always retaliated back.

“He felt that he could dominate me, but that was sadly mistaken,” Grant continued. “Because whenever he went at me, I went at him right back. But in terms of Will Perdue, Steve Kerr and the young man, Scott Burrell, that was heartbreaking [to watch]. To see a guy, a leader, to go at those guys like that. I understand in terms of practicing, you have a push and shove here and there, but outright punching and things of that nature. And calling them the B’s and the H’s; that wasn’t called for.”

Elsewhere, Grant elaborated on why he doesn’t even consider ‘The Last Dance’ to be a 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 stated. “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.”

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