In an interview Tuesday with ESPN Radio (1000-AM), former Bull Horace Grant took issue with some of Michael Jordan’s statements in the ESPN documentary ‘‘The Last Dance,’’ which ended Sunday.
He particularly took issue with Jordan’s claim that he leaked information for Sam Smith’s book ‘‘The Jordan Rules.’’
“Lie, lie, lie. . . . If MJ had a grudge with me, let’s settle this like men,” Grant said during the interview. “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]. . . . 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. If you say something about him, he’s going to cut you off, he’s going to try to destroy your character.”
Grant, a 17-year NBA player, including his first seven (1987-94) with the Bulls, even called Jordan a ‘‘snitch.’’
‘‘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 said the documentary didn’t always tell the whole story.
“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.”