If you’re one of the millions who watched The last dance documentary chronicling Michael Jordan and the Chicago Bulls as they competed for their sixth NBA title, you were probably surprised to hear Jordan reveal that he had food poisoning the day before the “flu game” “
For years, the game in which MJ played so well, even if he was sick, has been dubbed the “flu game” because of reports that he suffered from flu-like symptoms. But in the ninth episode of the docuseries, the Hall of Fame and those around it insisted that it was actually food poisoning. Now the man who delivered the pizza to the basketball star said he knew Jordon was not sick of it for a reason. Read on to find out what it is.
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What Jordan and his trainer said about pizza
Jordan and his coach Tim Grover spoke about what happened when Jordan ordered pizza the day before Game 5 of the 1997 NBA Finals against Utah Jazz. According to their accounts, pizza was the cause of MJ’s illness.
Grover remembered that the delivery men showed up in the Salt Lake City hotel room to deliver the food and Jordan was the only one to eat it.
“Then around 3 am I get a call to my room that just says, ‘Hey, man, come to MJ’s room’ and he’s literally curled up in a fetal position, ‘said Grover. “I don’t know of any flu that can hit you so quickly, but I know how fast food poisoning can hit you.” “
Grover added, “This is my story, this is what I watched. I was in the room when it all happened, so if someone looked better than me, I would like to see who that person was because they were definitely not there. “
But the person who delivered the pizza has their own side of the story and they don’t buy that of others.
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The man who delivered the pizza begs to postpone for this reason
After The last dance finale, a man by the name of Craig Fite said he worked at the Pizza Hut where Jordan’s pie came from and that the story in the series is false.
Fite said The big show on 1280 The Zone, he knows that because not only did he deliver the pizza, he did it himself. He explained that since the order went to the Park City Marriott where the Bulls were staying, everyone assumed it was going to one of the players. Fite is a fan of the Bulls, so he volunteered to make the pizza to make sure nobody did it.
“I remember saying this:” I’ll make the pizza, because I don’t want you to do anything. “And then I said to the driver,” you’re going to take me there, “” remembers Fite.
He added that he really watched how he made this particular pizza and followed all of the food preparation guidelines, so he didn’t think Jordan could have gotten sick of it.
In the end, no matter what torments Jordan, because even feeling as bad as him, he always went there and lost 38 points in 44 minutes to seal the victory for the Bulls.
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