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Michael Jordan’s ‘Flu Game’ in fact got here from contact of inferior pizza for the length of 1997 NBA Finals – Fox News

Michael Jordan’s inappropriate “Flu Game” for the length of the 1997 NBA Finals against the Utah Jazz used to be published to no doubt be the meals-poisoning game for the length of 1 of the final facets of the documentary sequence “The Closing Dance” aired Sunday.

Jordan, his coach Tim Grover and his buddy George Koehler talked in regards to the night the ex-Chicago Bulls star ordered a pizza from a shop in Salt Lake City the night earlier than Game 5 of the NBA Finals.

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While it used to be mostly understood that Jordan had the flu, the three published that it used to be in fact a inferior pizza that resulted in the NBA yarn to assemble in downhearted health earlier than a pivotal game against the Jazz.

Koehler stated he ordered the pizza and when it used to be dropped at the hotel, five shipping folks got here as a lot as the room.

“It’s very rare you collect five shipping guys from the pizza arrangement to bring you your pizza,” Koehler stated within the ESPN sequence.

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Grover added: “They’re all making an are trying to pass making an are trying to search out in, and everybody knew it used to be Michael. So I purchase the pizza, I pay them, and I put this pizza down and I hiss ‘I’ve received a inferior feeling about this.’”

Jordan ate the pizza.

“I ate the pizza. All on my bear. No one else eats the pizza. I collect up about 2: 30 throwing up left and easily,” Jordan stated.

“So it in fact wasn’t the flu game. It used to be meals poisoning.”

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Jordan would play in Game 5 and put on a masterful efficiency no matter being visibly in downhearted health the entire game. He scored 38 points in 44 minutes and the Bulls received the game, 90-88.

Chicago went on to defend its fifth NBA championship.

For an insider's perspective on “The Closing Dance,” compare out Fox Nation's fresh conceal “Guarding Jordan,” where old NBA star and coach Jeff Hornacek reflects on going head-to-head against the NBA celeb within the 1997 and 1998 NBA Finals.

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