The Flue Game

Michael Jordan #23 of the Chicago Bulls rests during Game Five of the 1997 NBA Finals played against the Utah Jazz on June 11, 1997 at the Delta Center in Salt Lake City, Utah. He had to be helped off of the court for timeouts, as he battled the flu throughout the game. (Credit: Nathaniel S. Butler/NBAE via Getty Images)

Jordan’s Trainer, Tim Grover, Destroys ‘The Flu Game’ Myth

Michael Jordan racking up 38-points in Game 5 of the 1997 NBA Finals against the Jazz, while hunched over gasping for breath with THE FLU, is one of the all-time basketball stories to reach mythic status. But Jordan’s former trainer Tim Grover told the Junkies it’s just that: a myth.