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.

Unfortunately those numbers weren’t enough for the NBA coaches to select Love to the 2011 NBA All-Star game. [Read more…]

Three reasons why the MLB All-Star Game is the best in sports

Ubaldo Jimenez

As far as sports all-star games go, the MLB version is far and away the best of the three major sports. Here’s why.

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