Saturday, February 4, 2017
Right now, I have a terrible cough and a runny nose. It's been hard for me to sleep in spite of the fact that I need sleep to speed up my recovery. This got me thinking about Michael Jordan's "flu game". This was Game 5 of the NBA Finals, when Michael Jordan called up his personal trainer at 2 a.m. to inform him that Jordan was ill. The cause was food poisoning, likely from the pizza he ordered the night before. Jordan wound up scoring 17 points in the second quarter as the Bulls trimmed Utah's lead to four. Jordan added 15 more points (he ended up with 38 points in the game) as the Bulls upended the Jazz, 90-88. Some of Jordan's most memorable highlights from the game are seen here.