Grant, who helped Jordan and the Bulls win three NBA championships from 1991 to 1993, noted that some of Jordan’s closest relationships have deteriorated over the years because of critical comments made about him. “Charles Barkley, they’ve been friends for over 20, 30 years,” Grant said.
Are Michael Jordan and Scottie Pippen friends?
Even though they were teammates for over a decade and formed one of the best duos in NBA history, it seems like Scottie Pippen and Michael Jordan were never friends.
Did Michael Jordan play with Horace Grant?
Teammates from 1987 until 1993, Jordan and Grant won three titles together during the Bulls’ first three-peat, but their relationship started to sour before Jordan left to go play baseball. In 1992, Sam Smith wrote one of the seminal basketball books: The Jordan Rules.
Who is better Jordan or Pippen?
Pippen is arguably the greatest perimeter defender in the history of the NBA. Jordan was really great defensively, he wasn’t Scottie. Pippen could take, and lock down, the opposing team’s best scoring option — at any position 1-4.
Did MJ win a championship without Pippen?
Although he did not win an NBA title without Pippen, Michael won the NCAA championship with North Carolina Tar Heels in 1982. Notably, he also hit the game-winning shot in the final against Georgetown. A living legend!
Is Horace Grant in the Hall of Fame?
Horace Grant won’t be in the Naismith Basketball Hall of Fame. He has just one All-Star game appearance and was voted to only four NBA All-Defensive teams. The Hall of Fame, despite celebrating team success, primarily rewards individual accomplishment.
Who has more rings than Jordan?
Two other Celtics, Jim Loscutoff and Frank Ramsey, won seven championships each. Robert Horry also won seven championships (with three teams). Four players, Bob Cousy, Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, Michael Jordan and Scottie Pippen, won six championships each.