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horace-grant.jpgSince Phoenix Suns’ General Manager Steve Kerr has acquired Shaquille O’Neal, he has become the third player from the Bulls championship teams to ruin a franchise. His former teammates John Paxson and Michael Jordan set the precedent and now Horace Grant wants to join the fraternity by destroying his own NBA team.

“I see what MJ, Pax, and now Kerr are doing and it’s inspiring.” Grant said.

The former Bulls’ power forward, however, is still unsure of which franchise he wants to dismember.

“If possible I would like to inherit a situation like Kerr’s,” Grant said. “It would be pretty rewarding to deconstruct a championship contender into a dysfunctional unit barely hanging onto a playoff position. And Steve (Kerr) did it with just one move.”

Since Kerr traded for O’Neal, the Phoenix Suns are 3-5 and allowing 111 points per contest. They have also fallen from first in the Western Conference to sixth and are currently three-and-a-half games from being out of the playoffs.

Steve Kerr was unavailable for comment, citing that he was busy trying to find ways to trade Steve Nash for Vin Baker.

Horace Grant realizes that the chances of attaining a general manager position for an already successful team, like Kerr, are unlikely. However, the former power forward’s ambitions remain strong, and flexible.

“I’d also be willing to further deplete an already struggling franchise like Mike (Jordan) did,” Grant suggested.

“In fact, Mike and I have talked about me possibly taking over as GM for his Charlotte Bobcats. He’s just tired of having to take the blame for picking players like Kwame Brown and Adam Morrison and he needs someone to take the bullet for him. I told him, ‘where do I sign up.'”

mj-jungle-fever.jpgAccording to a close source (Karla Knafel), discussions regarding Horace Grant becoming the new general manager of the Bobcats are serious and that he and Jordan are already contemplating picks for the 2008 lottery. Kevin Love and Tyler Hansbrough are among their top prospects.

“We just need another mediocre white college player who isn’t athletic enough to succeed in the NBA,” Grant said. “If we could grab one of those two players to go alongside Adam Morrison then we would have a great young nucleus for our fans to despise.”


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