Horace Grant Says Michael Jordan Would Average 45 Points in Today’s NBA

Former Chicago Bulls forward Horace Grant is in Rio De Janeiro as an NBA ambassador. Grant, when asked about today’s League, claims that Michael Jordan would score about 45 per night (Horace also strongly disagrees with Scottie Pippen’s belief that LeBron James could be the best of all time.) Per the Chicago Tribune: “Asked if the Miami Heat could compete with his Bulls’ teams, Grant smiled. ‘We would’ve kicked their (butts),’ he said. Then Grant added a caveat. ‘No, you can’t compare (eras),’ he said. ‘The rules have changed so much from our days and the Heat’s days. It was more physical back then. Today you can run around without getting touched. Today, Michael Jordan would average about 45 points.’ Speaking of Jordan, Grant’s former teammate and close friend, Scottie Pippen, created a stir in 2011 when he called Jordan the greatest scorer ever but added this kicker. ‘I may go as far as to say LeBron James may be the greatest player to ever play the game because he is so potent offensively that not only can he score at will but he keeps everybody involved,’ Pippen told ESPN Radio then. Pippen later tried to clarify his comments. Grant, ahem, helped him on Friday. ‘Scottie was really drinking that day when he said that,’ Grant said, drawing laughter. ‘You can’t compare anybody to Michael. You can compare, but Michael is the best player I’ve ever seen or ever played against. Not taking anything away from Kobe (Bryant) or Lebron or Carmelo (Anthony) or even DRose, but wait until those guys get through playing. Then you can say compare the two careers.'”