Former Chicago Bulls Forward Horace Grant Says Michael Jordan Was ‘The Devil’ In Practice

CHICAGO – CIRCA 1991: Michael Jordan #23 and Horace Grant #54 of the Chicago Bulls talk circa 1991 at Chicago Stadium in Chicago, Illinois. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and or using this photograph, User is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. Mandatory Copyright Notice: Copyright 1991 NBAE (Photo by Nathaniel S. Butler/NBAE via Getty Images)

As the NBA Playoffs begin this weekend and Phil Jackson was in the news Friday afternoon as the Knicks are having yet another losing season, one can’t help but remember Phil’s winning days as coach of the Chicago Bulls in the 90s.

That said, I chatted with former Bulls forward Horace Grant on Scoop B Radio Overtime. Grant who won three championships with the Chicago Bulls with coach Jackson, Scottie Pippen and Michael Jordan took us in a time machine on what it was like competing and practicing against Jordan.

“In terms of the way he practiced, we thought that we were the Detroit Pistons or the New York Knicks,” Grant told me by phone. “This guy practiced so hard and if you weren’t on his team in practice you were his enemy.”

Check Out Horace Grant and Brandon ‘Scoop B Robinson chatting on Scoop B Radio Overtime

Grant furthered his assesment:Man let me tell you, we thought this guy was just the devil, when I say the devil that’s out of respect,” he said. 

Six NBA World Championships, multiple MVP awards and more, Michael Jordan was the man; Grant co-signs it. “And that’s how driven this man was,” he said. “And that’s why you can say that he was the best player that ever played this game.”


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Brandon 'Scoop B' Robinson is a managing editor and columnist at RESPECT Magazine. Follow him on Twitter: @ScoopB and Instagram: @Scoop_B. As a 12 year old, he was a Nets reporter from 1997-1999, co-hosting a show called Nets Slammin' Planet with former New Jersey Net Albert King and Nets play-by-play man Chris Carrino. He's also been a writer and radio host at CBS and a staff writer at The Source Magazine. He's a graduate of both Eastern University and Hofstra University. You can catch him daily on the Scoop B Radio Podcast. Visit to listen. For inquiries and to contact Brandon 'Scoop B' Robinson visit