Sneakers in Action: Remembering Michael Jordan’s “Flu Game”

remembering michael jordan flu game

15 years ago today, Michael Jordan played in one of the most rememberable performance in NBA History, The Flu Game. It was Game 5 of the 1997 Finals, Chicago Bulls vs Utah Jazz and MJ was fighting the flu which he struggled to even stand at times. However, to over come what was needed to win, Michael Jordan led his team to a 90-88 win, recording 38 points, 7 rebounds, 5 assists.

In will to get the victory, Michael Jordan wore the classic Air Jordan 12 Black/Varsity Red. The shoe was originally released in 1997, but later retroed in 2003 and 2009, which earn them the name, “Flu Game”. Was this one of the most memorable games you have ever witness? If you were to young to witness, does this history make you appreciate the sneaker that much more? Leave your thoughts in the comment section below and let us know what you remember the most from the “Flu Game”?

Air Jordan 12 “Flu Game”
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Black/Varsity Red
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  • Nathan

    simple the greatest

  • Eric

    I’d love for these to come back and come back in their OG look

  • Chase

    This game put a mark in the game forever. Taught everyone that their is no excuses to miss a game and a big win for your team

  • Albert

    In love with these shoes, between these and the 11 bred thats all I really need in my collection

  • Johnny

    One of the best games I ever watched in my time

  • Morris

    people say Dirk’s performance was second best but I remember that game and it don’t even compare to what MJ did not even close

  • LAX

    This is greatness! Time to rock the Flu Game today in respect to his airness

  • Brody

    bring them back

  • HighJordan

    i copped the retros back in 08 and realized that they were numbuck instead of leather….so they need to drop these again #FluGameSawaggg

  • Nano

    DROP AGAIN!!!! PLEASSSSEEEEEE I NEED THESE!!!!

  • Bobbyray616

    rero retro retro we want flu games we want flu games!!!

  • ShoeGameVet

    These probably wotn drop, we already got the Bred 11′s in December, The Bred 13′s in February of 2013, are we really gonna have another bred colorway?