Found April 17, 2013 on
PLAYERS: Karl Malone
TEAMS: Chicago BullsUtah Jazz
Back in 1997, Michael Jordan and the Chicago Bulls were in a heavily contested series with the Utah Jazz. A crucial Game 5 of the NBA Finals was on the horizon, and the Utah Jazz had the home-court advantage. The Jazz had all the momentum after tying the series 2-2 with wins in Game 3 & 4. Game 5 would forever be remember as the “flu game” for Michael Jordan. Battling the symptoms, he scored 38 points, 7 rebounds, 5 assists, 3 steals, and 1 block to help the Bulls take the win. Visibly ill, nobody knew if he could walk, let alone play the game. Jordan crushed the Jazz with a late 3-pointer to seal the win, and the Bulls won the championship in Game 6. Jordan’s trainer, Tim Grover has come out publicly to say he doesn’t believe Jordan was suffering from the flu at all. One of the most clutch performances in NBA history may have a new plot twist. Jordan and Grover were in Park City, Utah in a hotel room late at night. Jordan was hungry, and the hotel stopped their room service at ...

MJ's flu actually food poisoning?

According to Michael Jordan's trainer, His Airness didn't have the flu during his famous 'Flu Game', and instead claims that MJ was poisoned by devious Jazz fans. 

Uncertainty surrounds Jazz because of free agents

Soon-to-be free agents Al Jefferson, Paul Millsap, Mo Williams and Randy Foye left the Utah Jazz arena together Thursday afternoon, walking into an uncertain future less than 24 hours after their season came to an abrupt end. The Jazz missed the playoffs for the second time in three years following Wednesday night's loss in Memphis. Yet unlike years past, an unprecedented two...

Trainer: Michael Jordan had food poisoning, not flu in Utah

One of Michael Jordan’s most notable moments from his spectacular NBA career was his courageous performance in Game 5 of the 1997 NBA Finals, which has become known as the “Flu Game.” According to lore, Jordan woke up sick the day before the Wednesday game against the Utah Jazz. Trainers said he would be unable to play in the critical game, which would have put the Bulls in...

Michael Jordan’s flu game vs. Utah Jazz in 1997 really the result of food poisoning

The image of an ill Michael Jordan being carried to the bench by his Chicago Bulls teammate Scottie Pippen after serving up the Utah Jazz in Game 5 of the 1997 NBA finals is forever embedded in our minds. But now it appears that instead of Jordan having the flu as we all once believed, it looks as if MJ actually had food poisoning. Jordan’s former trainer Tim Grover recently revealed...

Utah Jazz: A Disappointing Ending, But Much Better Things Ahead For Jazz

Yes the Utah Jazz collapsed to end the year and will be missing the playoffs , which is sad for their loyal fan base, but things are looking up for the Jazz starting this summer. The team has massive cap space, young players ready to take the next step and 2 first round draft picks, so this team will be very different next year. Long time staples of the franchise, their starting...

Video: Mo Williams hits absolute circus shot

Wednesday night's game between the Utah Jazz and Memphis Grizzlies produced one heck of a circus shot from Utah's Mo Williams.Watch as Williams drives the lane late in the second quarter, draws contact from Grizzlies big man Zach Randolph, and proceeds to chuck a prayer up toward the basket.The one-handed, no-look shot manages to somehow find the bottom of the net after...
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