One too many bad hotel room pizzas led Michael Jordan to develop flu-like symptoms before Game 5 of the 1997 NBA Finals. As the Chicago Bulls played against the Utah Jazz with a series tied at 2-2 and MJ being dehydrated and exhausted, many saw the outcome of this game going only one way. Fighting against his toughest odds, MJ turned in another masterful performance with 38 points, 5 assists, 7 rebounds and 3 steals, leading the Bulls to NBA victory.
To honor the magical shoes MJ wore the night of that game, the Jordan brand has created the Air Jordan 12 Retro ‘Flu Game’ sneaker. The shoe features a full Black-based upper with Varsity Red accents throughout.
Through his career, MJ has delivered many brilliant performances, but he hadn’t been more courageous than in this crucial game. He led the Bulls on his back and each time he faltered, Utah was ready to take full advantage. But as he grew even more determined, he would prove his leadership. Driven by their victory, the Bulls would go on to win the Championship in Game 6, making it an unforgettable moment in NBA history.
The Jordan Air Jordan 12 Retro 'Flu Game' Infant (Black/Varsity Red) is available soon at RUVilla.com and at a Villa location near you!