Michael Jordan’s “Flu Game” was one of the most impressive basketball performance by an individual player. It emphasizes Jordan’s drive for greatness. He was so competitive he didn’t want to back down even while ill. That game was crucial. It was the 1995 Finals where the Chicago Bulls and the Utah Jazz had 2 wins a piece. Jordan recorded 38 points as the Bulls won, 90-88, sending the series back to Chicago where they won the championship behind yet another excellent performance by Jordan.
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But recent information suggests that the flu virus didn't even cause the “Flu Game.” Tim Grover, Jordan’s trainer, explained in an April 18, 2013 Chicago Sun-Times interview.
“So we order a pizza, they come to deliver it, five guys come to deliver this pizza. And I’m just … I take the pizza, and I tell them, I said, ‘I got a bad feeling about this.’ I said, ‘I just got a bad feeling about this.’ Out of everybody in the room, he was the only one that ate. Nobody else … then 2 o’clock in the morning, I get a call to my room. I come to the room, he’s curled up, he’s curled up in the fetal position. We’re looking at him. We’re finding the team physician at that time. And immediately I said, ‘It’s food poisoning.’ Guaranteed. Not the flu.”
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Poisoned or sick, Jordan played one of the most impressive performances in sports history.