Michael Jordan Claims He Had
Food Poisoning in Legendary 'Flu Game' The Bulls icon is remembered for scoring 38 points
while being very sick during Game 5 of the 1997 NBA Finals.
Jordan was said to have had a bad case of
the flu, but still led Chicago to a 90-88 win.
His heroics gave the Bulls a
3-2 series lead over the Utah Jazz.
In ESPN's 'The Last Dance,' Jordan
now says it was not the flu, it was
The night before the game, Jordan was hungry
late at night and the only option was pizza.
He then ate a whole pie by himself, despite his
trainer Tim Grover being unsure about the food.
Michael Jordan, via 'The Last Dance' The restaurant where Jordan ordered the
pizza in Salt Lake City remains unknown.
To ensure ownership of the pie,
'The Last Dance' director Jason Hehir
says he was told Jordan spit on it.
Hehir also believes the Bulls legend devoured the
pizza by himself, but doesn't think it was "spiked."