One of the most talked-about names since the conclusion of ESPN’s “The Last Dance” is not Michael Jordan, Scottie Pippen or Dennis Rodman. It’s not Phil Jackson, Jerry Krause or Jerry Reinsdorf, either. We're talking about former Chicago Bull and three-time champion Horace Grant, who has taken it upon himself to refute claims made by MJ throughout the documentary.
This is not the first time Grant's words have been picked apart in the media, of course. For the past 30 years or so, many people have believed Grant was the source that leaked information to author Sam Smith throughout the production process of the "Jordan Rules” book. Grant has also refuted those claims, but here is something that he cannot argue from 1993 -- he went out of his way to badmouth Scottie Pippen.
And now he's claiming 100% innocence?
Grant spoke out against Pippen back in ’93, and if you're retroactively trying to pretend you didn't sow discord, using words like “arrogant and cocky” in the middle of a third title run does not help his case.
What makes this even more interesting is that Grant is now taking Pippen’s side following the airing of the 10-part documentary.
Grant has to make a decision here. He cannot afford to call Jordan a “snitch” with his documentary when Grant was also interviewed for the same doc. If Grant wants to talk about snitching, it is hard to ignore how he tried to attack Pippen’s character going into ’93.