The Miami Heat will begin their quest for a three-peat beginning Thursday in the NBA Finals. If they're able to accomplish it, they'd be the first team since Kobe's Lakers and the second team since MJ's Chicago Bulls to accomplish the feat. But no matter how impressive James and Co. play, Horace Grant says they couldn't have come close to competing with the 90s Bulls.
"The Heat wouldn't have had a chance," Grant said on WSCR-AM during the Mully and Hanley Show. "We would have locked them up. We would have locked them up. Especially with the rules today, Michael (Jordan) would have had a field day."
Grant played his first seven seasons with the Bulls and was part of the franchise's first three-peat between 1990 and 1993. In those three seasons Grant averaged 13.4 points, 9.3 rebounds, 2.5 assists and more than a steal and block per game. He departed after the 1994 season as a free agent, joining the Orlando Magic for the next five seasons.
Even with his opinion already clearly formed, Grant admitted he'll be cheering hard for the San Antonio Spurs when the series begins so there's not even a debate about which three-peat was more impressive.
"My fingers and toes are crossed that San Antonio wins," he said, "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. I'm a big San Antonio fan.