Over the course of his career, Michael Jordan has proved to everyone that he deserves his place within the realm of basketball legends. Everyone knows his name, everyone knows his style, and everyone knows just how successful he has been. Jordan has been the cause of countless iconic games within the NBA, but none are quite as famous as the ‘Flu Game.’
A Legend in the Game
When it comes to Michael Jordan, there’s nobody like him. His career within the world of NBA will forever go down in history, and there are many games that have helped with his fame and fortune. There was the game where he scored a hanging jumper over Craig Ehlo, there was the 1986 game where he dominated the Boston Celtics, and there was even the game where he was suffering from ‘flu-like symptoms’ both before and during the event.
Feeling Under the Weather
This incident took place in 1997 when the Chicago Bulls were playing against Utah Jazz. Before the game, Michael noted that he was feeling under the weather — but he was determined to make his way onto the court. Despite the fact that it was clear to see that he wasn’t feeling 100%, Michael managed to help his team score a 90-88 Game 5 Victory. When the game was over, Scottie Pippen had to carry him off the court.
Some Bad Pizza
Although it’s been suggested that Jordan was suffering from the flu, many people have questioned this. There have been those who thought it was just hungover, and there were those who believed that he was suffering from food poisoning. Well, it seems as though the latter may be correct. Jordan’s trainer, Tim Grover, has noted that Jordan ate some bad pizza the night before the game, and it didn’t settle in his stomach very well.
So, the ‘Flu Game’ should really be the ‘Bad Pizza Game.’