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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Cavs Kyrie Irving MVP of NBA Rising Stars game

Cleveland Cavaliers rookie Kyrie Irving made eight 3-pointers and finished with a Rising Stars game high 34 points Friday night helping Team Chuck beat Team Shaq 146-133 in the NBA showcase exhibition between the league’s best rookies and second year players. It’s the Rookies vs. Sophomores game but now with a new brand.

Yes, it’s an All-Star game, where NO ONE plays any defense, but it’s clear the Cavs franchise point guard will soon be playing in the big boy game. The Indiana Pacers Paul George added 23 points hopefully raising Pacers awareness, because Indy seems to have very little of that right now.

Washington Wizards point guard John Wall earned MVP honors last season as a rookie.

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T’Wolves’ Love Passed On to Represent Western Conference

“His combination of rebounding and outside shooting is possibly the best the game has ever seen.” – ESPN’s David Thorpe

To back that claim up lets look– once again– at Kevin Love’s outstanding numbers.

21.4 points per game, 15.5 rebounds per game, and shooting .439 from the three-point line this season through the Timberwolves first 48 games this season.

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Timberwolves’ Kevin Love Rapidly Rising to Stardom

I “fearlessly predicted” back in October that Kevin Love would average 18 points and 13 rebounds. Oh how that has proven to be an understatement.

On the year Kevin Love is averaging 20 points per game, and 15.3 rebounds per game. Far higher than the “fearless” numbers that I predicted back in October.

On November 12 myself and a group of my friends headed to the Target Center to catch a Friday night Minnesota Timberwolves game. We went to the arena to celebrate a buddy of mine’s 24th birthday, but we left being a part of NBA History.

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Derrick Rose 1st Bulls All-Star Since Jordan Era!

The 12 year drought is over for the Chicago Bulls! Derrick Rose was voted by the NBA coaches a reserve on the Eastern Conference All-Star roster today. The official announcement will come later tonight on TNT, but the rosters have already been linked. Read the whole article to see the list.

Thank you to our good friends at Bleacher Report

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