The Greatest Mysteries in Sports History

Was It Really The Flu?

When: 6/11/1997

We know what you're thinking. MJ's the greatest of all time and completed this superhuman feat of 38 points, 7 boards, 5 assists, 3 steals and a block with the flu and that's all there is to it. We wouldn't be the first to question this ridiculous game from his Airness though. Others have questioned if it really was the flu? Most recently, when asked, Jalen Rose said it was a mix of a hangover and actually being sick, while countless others have speculated that it was all hangover due to Jordan's rep. There's no wonder why MJ and the Bulls went with the flu story. Reports went from the stomach virus to food poisoning to the flu, so it'd be foolish to say many knew with certainty what his condition was.

Verdict: MJ most definitely had a sickness of some sort. Let's be honest, since when was Utah nightlife poppin'? If we know Michael Jordan when it comes to crunch time and the Finals, there's no way he was out partying or getting wasted the night before a big game. Instead, he probably had a calm night of gambling and studying game tape. Advantage GOAT.

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