Michael Jordan‘s former teammate is calling him out after the NBA legend accused him of leaking information to an investigative journalist during their time on the Chicago Bulls.
In an interview with ESPN radio that addressed the allegations — which Jordan made in an episode of the docuseries The Last Dance — Horace Grant dismissed the idea that he was a source of information for journalist Sam Smith’s 1992 book, The Jordan Rules: The Inside Story of a Turbulent Season with Michael Jordan and the Chicago Bulls.
“Lie, lie, lie … If MJ had a grudge with me, let’s settle this like men,” Grant, 54, told ESPN. “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].”
Though he and Smith have been “great” friends, Grant — who was an important team member during the Bulls’ first three championship runs in the 1990s — maintains he kept what happened in the Bulls’ locker room a secret.
“Sam and I have always been great friends. We’re still great friends,” Grant said. “But the sanctity of that locker room, I would never put anything personal out there. The mere fact that Sam Smith was an investigative reporter. That he had to have two sources, two, to write a book, I guess. Why would MJ just point me out.. people.com