Michael Jordan says ‘Flu Game’ was actually ‘Food Poisoning Game’

As ESPN’s 10-hour docuseries The Last Dance has shown us, the legendary career of Michael Jordan has countless iconic moments. Perhaps none is more emblematic of Jordan’s drive and commitment to winning than what’s come to be known as “The Flu Game.”

But in the ninth episode of The Last Dance, Jordan and members of his inner circle issued an addendum to the long-standing belief that Jordan came down with the flu ahead of Game 5 of the 1997 NBA Finals against the Utah Jazz. Instead, they insist he had a bout of food poisoning.

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