Horace Grant fumes at Michael Jordan’s ‘lie’ in ‘The Last Dance’ about him being a ‘snitch’

Calling out what he felt were several cinematic liberties taken in “The Last Dance,” former Chicago Bulls power forward Horace Grant saved his strongest criticism for the documentary’s central figure, Michael Jordan.

Appearing on ESPN 1000 radio in Chicago, Grant called Jordan’s allegation that he was the one who leaked locker room details to journalist Sam Smith “a downright, outright, completely lie.”

Grant acknowledged a friendship with Smith, who wrote the best-selling book, “The Jordan Rules.” However, he denied being one of Smith’s inside sources. 

“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. 

“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 was a major part of the Bulls teams that won three consecutive NBA titles from 1991-1993 before he left Chicago as a free agent in 1994 to sign with the Orlando Magic. 

He wasn’t the only former teammate to have issues with how they were portrayed in “The Last Dance.” For example, Grant says Jordan didn’t always get away with bullying and harassing other team members. 

“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 said.

He said Jordan’s involvement in the production of the 10-part series calls the objectivity of director Jason Hehir into question. 

“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.

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