Michael Jordan Pizza Poison

The Iconic NBA Match last 1997 was actually a bit more interesting than it already is.

Jordan claims that his best ever games was played while he was sick of food poisoning and his trainer, Tim Grover, is writing the story about the famous “flu game.” 

According to Grover, this game should have been named “Pizza game” instead as he explains that it was not flu that got Jordan, rather poisoned pizza.

A pizza parlour in Utah was the suspect and it was out of the crunch clash with the Utah Jazz in the finals.

"We were in Park City, Utah, up in a hotel. Room service stopped at like nine o'clock. 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 says all right, order pizza," explained Grover.

"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.

"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, (MJ) was the only one who ate. Nobody else had it. And then 2 o'clock in the morning I get a call to my room. Come to the room. He's curled up in the foetal position. We're looking at him, finding the team physician at that time.

"Immediately I told him it's food poisoning. Not the flu."

But even with this story behind, Jordan was still amazing as he scored 38 points and sealed the deal with a 90-88 point win. Most importantly, he was named most valuable player and secured the NBA title
Posted by Diane Araga, on April 19, 2013 at 9:00 AM