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Larry Brown Sports:
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 a difficult spot since Utah had won the previous two games to tie the series.
Despite being dehydrated and visibly ill, Jordan managed to play in the game and went on to score 38 points in Chicago’s 90-88 win. The Bulls returned to Chicago and won Game 6 to clinch the series, and the “Flu Game” is considered a turning point in the series.
Now, Jordan’s personal trainer says Jordan was suffering from food poisoning those few days.
Jordan’s trainer, Tim Grover, is promoting his book, “Relentless: From Good to Great to Unstoppable,” and told TrueHoop TV that MJ was poisoned by some pizza he ordered.
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