Michael Jordan’s ‘flu game’ was 20 years ago today and you’re old

This post will probably make you feel old and for that I am sorry, but June 11 marks the 20th anniversary of Michael Jordan’s “Flu Game.” You can actually watch the entire game here, while you wait another day for the NBA Finals to start back up. The broadcast starts with Ahmad Rashad reporting the following:

“At 3:30 this morning, Michael Jordan woke up with flu like symptoms. He had a stomach ache and a headache, and he couldn’t go back to sleep. He threw up all night and as reported earlier he missed shoot around, but he was in bed all day and continued to throw up. As a matter of fact he got in here early. When I went to talk to him back in the back room, he was in a dark room trying to get some rest, but still throwing up. And Marv, I talked to him, I said ‘How do you feel?’ and he said ‘I really feel horrible.’ It is history in games where he’s either been hurt or sick, it’s been bad news for the opponent.”

How true that would go on to be. Jordan scored 38 points in a 90-88 win for the Chicago Bulls, including a three-pointer with under a minute to go that gave the Bulls their

Article source: http://www.sbnation.com/nba/2017/6/11/15778584/michael-jordans-flu-game-1997-nba-finals-chicago-bulls

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