Michael Jordan’s famous “Flu Game,” during Game 5 of the 1997 NBA Finals, was legendary even before Jordan took his Chicago Bulls jersey off following his team’s win. Jordan shook off what could have been a case of food poisoning to score 38 points in the victory, willing his Bulls team to a 3-2 stranglehold on a series they’d clinch while back in Chicago for Game 6, according to Yahoo Sports.
The site reports Jordan made sure to give the shoes he wore during Game 5 to a Utah Jazz ballboy that he had made a connection with earlier in the season, prior to a Utah comeback win over Chicago. Now 35, Preston Truman was a lifelong Jazz fan that aided in Jordan’s recovery by supplying him with applesauce during halftime of the pivotal game.
Truman, in talking with Matthew Piper of the Salt Lake City Tribune, recently revealed some more tidbits from that night, Yahoo Sports reports.
See this story on sports.yahoo.com