Michael Jordan would’ve gotten ass beat if he took away plane food claims Horace Grant
Jordan suggested it was Grant who leaked information to sports writer Sam Smith, and that Grant’s jealousy contributed to Smith’s book, The Jordan Rules.
Smith made more headlines earlier this month, when he claimed Jordan told flight attendants not to let Grant eat on the plane after a bad game. Grant confirmed the story during an appearance on ESPN Radio 1000 on Tuesday. But he also said Jordan would have been in for a beating had he physically attempted to take food off Grant’s plate (via Zac Wassink of Yardbarker):
“I would’ve beat his a– guys. He could say to the stewardess all he wants ‘oh, yeah, he shouldn’t eat.’
“That’s OK. Go ahead. I’m gonna say what I have to say. But you come back and try to take my food. I would’ve whooped his a–.
“There would be no Air Jordan right now.
“There wouldn’t be no six championships, I guarantee you that.”
“The Last Dance” showcased Jordan’s domineering and demanding nature as a teammate, and also highlighted a pair of physical altercations with former Bulls center Will Perdue and Steve Kerr.
But taking on Grant would be an entirely different task for “Air Jordan.”
Grant was an invaluable member of Chicago’s first three-peat, including a 1991-92 season in which he averaged 14.2 points, 10.0 rebounds, 1.2 steals and 1.6 blocks. He also made the All-Star team during the 1993-94 season. The bespectacled Grant was a workhorse during his playing days, cleaning the glass and establishing his presence on the interior. He certainly was not about to let Jordan take his food.