In ESPN’s The Last Dance Documentary, Michael Jordan painted Horace Grant as a snitch. The context being that Grant is the person behind leaking information for Sam Smith’s “The Jordan Rules” book in 1992.
Horace Grant took to BetOnline’s The Final Dance web series, to defend his name. BetOnline allowed Grant to share a viewpoint that he wasn’t afforded in ESPN’s The Last Dance series.
When it comes to Horace Grant’s legacy it shouldn’t come down to whether he was the snitch in the Bull’s locker room. His impact on the game of basketball went far past locker room drama.
Grant is a four-time Champion, a former All-Star, and served as a key figure on playoff teams throughout his career. Horace was a key cog on a roster that helped get Jordan over the hump, and en route to his first three championships. He was the Bulls third wheel for the franchise’s first three peat. Grant doesn’t get the same respect from the Bulls that Dennis Rodman gets for his role years later.
Knowing how things work today, Grant’s legacy will be defined by his alleged role in “The Jordan Rules” leaks. He will be in as many snitching memes as 6ix9ine and it’s not fair to what he gave to the game of basketball for two decades.
To be fair if anyone had the right to leak some info about Mike being a locker room bully, it’s Grant. There are stories that Mike wouldn’t let him eat in the locker room after bad performances.
The decision to only highlight “The Jordan Rules” Saga and not Grant’s role in three championship runs was a glaring flaw in the documentary.
Horace Grant’s newfound desire to kick Michael Jordan’s ass makes complete sense. I’d be pretty mad if a guy called me fat for ten years in the locker room. I’d be even madder if the same guy starts calling me a snitch all these years later.
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