18th Anniversary: Remembering Michael Jordan's 'Flu Game' vs. Jazz in NBA Finals

Katie Richcreek@BookstoreKatieFeatured ColumnistJune 11, 2015

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Eighteen years ago today, one of the game's greatest had one of his greatest games.

Michael Jordan dropped 38 points with seven rebounds and five assists in Game 5 of the 1997 NBA Finals...with the flu.

With the series tied at 2-2, Jordan willed himself to perform.

He led the Chicago Bulls to victory over the Utah Jazz to send the series back to Chicago, where the team clinched its fifth NBA title in seven seasons with MJ at the helm.

The "Flu Game" became a major highlight of his career. The shoes he wore even sold for $104,765 in 2013, according to ESPN's Darren Rovell.

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