Michael Jordan “flu game” ad from NBA All-Star Weekend (video)


To me, the NBA Golden Age will always be the ’90s. I appreciate and enjoy the game today, but it peaked in the 1990s, period. Just like rap and r&b music. If that makes me a crotchety old man, so be it.

In Game 5 of the 1997 NBA Finals, with the series between the Chicago Bulls and the Utah Jazz tied at 2, Michael Jordan played despite being feverish and dehydrated from a stomach virus. In what is known as the “Flu Game“, or MJ’s “flu-like symptoms,” Jordan scored 38 points, including the game-deciding 3-pointer with 25 seconds remaining.

Relive it with the Gatorade advert after the jump


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