Horace Grant says LeBron’s Heat ‘wouldn’t have had a chance’ against Jordan’s Bulls
June 4, 2014 § Leave a comment
The Miami Heat are four wins away from becoming the second team since Michael Jordan’s Chicago Bulls to win three consecutive NBA titles — but is Miami a better team than the six-time champion Bulls of the 1990s? As evidenced by the ferocious debate sparked by Kobe Bryant’s claim that the 2012 Olympic team could beat the Dream Team, it’s clear that basketball fans and players love nothing more than discussing which historic team would win a hypothetical matchup. Former Chicago Bulls forward Horace Grant cast the first stone in the Chicago-Miami debate by saying that Jordan’s Bulls wouldn’t have any trouble with LeBron. Grant joined WSCR in Chicago and made it clear that the Bulls would roll over the two-time defending champs.
Grant, a first-round selection by the Bulls in 1987, played his first seven seasons in Chicago before bouncing between Orlando, Seattle and Los Angeles. Grant won three titles alongside Michael Jordan, and later won a fourth in 2001 (though he didn’t address if Shaq and Kobe’s Lakers could take down the Heat).
After LeBron James led the Heat to the NBA Finals for the fourth consecutive year, Pacers coach Frank Vogel called James “the Michael Jordan of our era,” and the Heat “the Chicago Bulls of our era.” James said he was humbled by the comparison.