Horace Grant slams NBA great Michael Jordan over ‘Last Dance’ claim
Former Chicago Bulls player Horace Grant lashed out at Michael Jordan on Tuesday, accusing the NBA legend of providing a skewed version of the truth in the hit documentary series "The Last Dance".
In an interview with ESPN radio, Grant, who won three NBA championships playing alongside Jordan, said the acclaimed documentary had been edited to present Jordan in a favourable light.
"I would say it was entertaining but we know, who was there as teammates, that about 90 per cent of it was BS 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."
Grant saved his sharpest criticism for suggestions made by Jordan that he had been a key source for "The Jordan Rules", a book that lifted the lid on the NBA great's career.
"Lie, lie, lie," Grant said of the allegation.
"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 he goes out and puts this lie out that I was the source behind it (The Jordan Rules)."
Grant also insisted he had always protected the "sanctity of that locker room".
"I would never put anything personal out there," he said.
Grant, meanwhile, also criticised Jordan's conduct as a player with younger members of the Bulls dressing room, accusing him of being physically and verbally abusive.
Grant said he had refused to be intimidated by Jordan.
"(Jordan) felt that he could dominate me, but that was sadly mistaken," Grant said.
"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 see a guy, a leader, to go at those guys like that.
"I understand in terms of practising, you have a push and shove here and there, but outright punching... that wasn't called for." - AFP