Michael Jordan’s Chicago Bulls team-mate delivers scathing verdict on The Last Dance

Horace Grant has hit back at his former Chicago Bulls team-mate and NBA legend Michael Jordan over his widely acclaimed documentary.

The 10 part series called ‘The Last Dance’ looks back at Chicago’s championship-winning team of the 1990s led by Jordan.

However the retelling of some of the events which took place has sparked an outcry from those involved.

Grant played alongside Jordan as they completed a three-peat between 1991 to 1993.

The documentary shows Jordan as an incredibly competitive player, willing to tear into his team-mates to inspire them.

Jordan’s actions did spill over into physical aggression with one incident ending in him punching Steve Kerr in the face after a row during practise.

But Grant believes not enough of what actually happened, including team-mates retaliating against Jordan was shown.

“I would say [the documentary was] entertaining, but we know, who was there as team-mates, that about 90 per cent of it [was] BS in terms of the realness of it,” Grant said on ESPN 1000’s Kap and Co podcast.

“It wasn’t real – because a lot of things [Jordan] said to some of his team-mates, that his team-mates went back at him.

“But all of that was kind of edited out of the documentary, if you want to call it a documentary.”

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Jordan’s actions did spill over into physical aggression with one incident ending in him punching Steve Kerr in the face after a row in practise.

But Grant believes not enough of what actually happened, including team-mates retaliating against Jordan was shown.

“I would say [the documentary was] entertaining, but we know, who was there as team-mates, that about 90 per cent of it [was] BS in terms of the realness of it,” Grant said on ESPN 1000’s Kap and Co podcast.

“It wasn’t real – because a lot of things [Jordan] said to some of his team-mates, that his team-mates 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 also launched a passionate defence of Scottie Pippen, who Jordan called ‘selfish’ for delaying surgery on his ankle due to a pay dispute with the Bulls front office.

The documentary also retold the moment Pippen refused to return to action in the final seconds of Game 3 of the 1994 Eastern Conference semifinals because coach Phil Jackson had drawn up a play which would result in Toni Kukoc taking the final shot.

“I have never seen a quote-unquote No. 2 guy, as decorated as Scottie Pippen, portrayed so badly,” Grant said.

“In terms of the migraine, in terms of the 1.[8] seconds, [Jordan calling him] selfish. I have never seen this in all of my life. … Pip was out there in Game 6 [of the ’98 Finals], could barely walk, getting knocked down on his back. Tried to do whatever he could to help that team. My point is, why was that 1.[8] seconds in the documentary, so-called documentary, about Pip?

“MJ wasn’t even on the team. Why was that in there? We handled that that year really well as a team. Pip knows that he was wrong for doing it. … Bill Cartwright stood up and said what he had to say, and then we handled it. It was over. It was over. We go on to take the Knicks to seven games. It was over. Why bring that up? That’s my question to everybody out there who’s listening.”

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