Video: The Flu Game
Phil Jackson recounts MJ’s historic NBA Finals performance.
If you tuned in during All-Star Weekend, you probably saw a new Gatorade commercial featuring former NBA coach Phil Jackson and Michael Jordan. In the ad, Coach Jackson recounts Jordan’s epic performance in Game 5 of the 1997 NBA Finals, and explains how proper fueling propelled his will to win. In what is known as “The Flu Game”, Jordan finished with 38 points, 7 rebounds, 5 assists, 3 steals and 1 block, and with the game all but over, Jordan collapsed into Scottie Pippen’s arms, creating one of the most replayed moments in Finals history. Here’s the ad one more time, only because the moment never gets old.