Michael Jordan’s ‘flu game’ is still unforgettable 20 years later

There is no shortage of unforgettable moments from Michael Jordan’s career, but one of the most indelible images occurred 20 years ago today – Jordan being helped to the bench by teammate Scottie Pippen.

It would come to be known as the “flu game”, and just the mention of it likely leaves Utah Jazz fans sick to their stomachs. With the NBA Finals tied at 2-2 and the Chicago Bulls seeking their fifth title, play-by-play commentator Marv Albert let viewers know before the game that Jordan was suffering from “flu-like symptoms” – a term that has grown in lore since this performance.

Jordan appeared lethargic from the start of the game as the Jazz built a 16-point lead in the first quarter. But as Utah appeared to take control of a pivotal Game 5, Jordan responded by scoring 17 points in the second quarter despite showing obvious fatigue, slumping over with his hands on his knees on the floor. He appeared even worse on the bench, where trainers gave him ice packs and fluids.

Jordan battled through the symptoms and finished with 38 points, seven rebounds and five assists as the Bulls held on to a 90-88 win and eventually

Article source: http://www.foxsports.com/nba/story/michael-jordans-flu-game-is-still-unforgettable-20-years-later-061117

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