Michael Jordan Prevented Horace Grant from Eating After a Bad Game

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The stories about Michael Jordan’s competitiveness are legendary and, if we’re being honest, somewhat absurd. We know he punched Steve Kerr in the face. And now it’s been revealed he wouldn’t let Horace Grant eat his dinner. Sam Smith, the author of the Jordan Rules book discussed in The Last Dance revealed one anecdote he left out was that Michael took Horace’s food away on the team plane because he had a bad game. There is an argument that Jordan’s crazy competitiveness drove his teammates to be just as driven and committed, and the results do speak for themselves. However not letting another person eat seems extreme. What’s even more extreme is Grant allowing him to take his food.

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Robin Lundberg: Michael Jordan played on some great teams, but it's questionable whether he was a great teammate. We know he punched Steve Kerr in the face and now it's been revealed he wouldn't let Horace Grant put food on his plate.

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

Sam Smith, the author of the Jordan Rules book discussed in The Last Dance, revealed one anecdote he left out, and that was that Michael took Horace's food away on the team plane because he had a bad game. I suppose there's an argument M.J.'s competitiveness drove others to be just as driven, and one can't argue with the results. But damn, as the bulls were feasting on the rest of the NBA. The least he could do is let them eat. Jordan rules, indeed. 

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