Perhaps the greatest performance of Michael Jordan’s career still has some mystery behind it.
That performance, of course, is the “Flu Game” in which Jordan, fighting “flu-like symptoms,” submitted 38 points (13-for-27 shooting), seven rebounds, five assists and, effectively, the game-winning shot in a barn-burning 90-88 road victory over the Utah Jazz in Game 5 of the 1997 NBA Finals.
The win vaulted the Bulls ahead 3-2 in the series and set the stage for a clincher in Chicago two days later.
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It also produced perhaps the most iconic and enduring image of the Bulls’ dynasty years.
So how did he exactly get the “Flu”?
Flip the Page to hear him explain how Michael got skick: