Michael Jordan’s Trainer Says MJ Was Poisoned Prior to ‘Flu Game’

by April 17, 2013

According to Tim Grover, Michael Jordan didn’t just eat bad pizza (nor was he hung over) before heroically playing in Game 5 of the 1997 NBA Finals (Jordan’s 38 points pushed the Chicago Bulls to a 3-2 series lead, and one step closer to their 5th title.) MJ was poisoned by someone in Utah, claims Grover. Per True Hoop (via EOB): “He was poisoned for the ‘Flu Game’, Grover said. ‘Everyone called it a flu game, but we sat there. We were in the room.’ […] ‘We were in Park City, Utah, up in a hotel,’ Grover says. ‘Room service stopped at like nine o’clock. And he got hungry and we really couldn’t find any other place to eat. So we said eh, the only thing I can find is a pizza place. So we say all right, order pizza. We had been there for a while. Everybody knew what hotel, Park City was not many hotels back then. So everyone kind of knew where we were staying. So we order pizza. They come to deliver it and five guys came to deliver this pizza. I take the pizza and I tell them: ‘I’ve got a bad feeling about this. … I’ve just got a bad feeling about this.’ Out of everybody in the room, [Jordan] was the only one who ate. Nobody else had it. And then at 2 o’clock in the morning I get a call to my room. I come to the room and he’s curled up in the fetal position. We’re looking at him, finding the team physician at that time. And immediately I told him it’s food poisoning. Guaranteed. Not the flu.'”