Horace Grant: Michael Jordan's Bulls were better than LeBron James' Heat

Chris Mascaro
Tuesday June 3rd, 2014

Horace Grant played 17 NBA seasons for four different teams and won four NBA titles. (Rocky Widner/Getty Images) Horace Grant played 17 NBA seasons for four different teams and won four NBA titles. (Rocky Widner/Getty Images)

Horace Grant, who was with Michael Jordan's Bulls during their first three-peat from 1991-93, doesn't think LeBron James' Heat could hang with his Chicago teams.

"The Heat wouldn't have had a chance," Grant said Tuesday on WSCR-AM in Chicago, according to ESPNChicago.com. "We would have locked them up. We would have locked them up. Especially with the rules today, Michael would have had a field day."

The Heat are aiming for a three-peat against the Spurs in this year's NBA Finals. Miami is playing in its fourth straight finals, which Jordan's Bulls never did. Jordan took a hiatus to play baseball after the first three-peat and didn't return until late in the 1994-95 season.

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Grant, 48, is pulling for San Antonio, which hosts Game 1 on Thursday.

"My fingers and toes are crossed that San Antonio wins just for the fact of being a fan of [coach Gregg] Popovich and the way that organization carries itself and the guys on the floor: Tim Duncan, [Manu] Ginobili, [Tony] Parker, [Kawhi] Leonard," Grant said. "I'm a big San Antonio fan."

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