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Michael Jordan Was Poisoned Before Flu Game According To Trainer


 Michael Jordan Was Poisoned Before Flu Game According To Trainer
topic by Ham Rove - 04-17-2013, 01:54 PM - Boxden > BX SportsCenter


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Michael Jordan was one of the first NBA players ever to have his own trainer, and Tim Grover was his guy.

Grover's access to Jordan has long been as good as anybody's, and now the trainer to Jordan, Kobe Bryant, Dwyane Wade and others has just released a book called "Relentless: From Good to Great to Unstoppable" about building NBA greatness.

Grover sat down with us on Tuesday for a series of interviews. This first one is about Michael Jordan, and includes a shocking bit of Jordan insight from Grover.

You know Jordan's famous "Flu Game," when Jordan famously fought illness to succeed in Game 5 of the 1997 Finals in Utah.

Grover says Jordan didn't have the flu at all. Bill Simmons and Jalen Rose have recently debated whether or not Jordan was in fact hung over for that game, a suggestion that Grover scoffs at.

The real truth, Grover says, is that Jordan was poisoned.

"100 percent," Grover says on TrueHoop TV. "He was poisoned for the 'flu game.' Everyone called it a flu game, but we sat there. We were in the room." Grover explains:
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.

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 fetal position. We're looking at him, finding the team physician at that time.

Immediately I told him it's food poisoning.

Not the flu.
TrueHoop TV: MJ's trainer on MJ - TrueHoop Blog - ESPN
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 04-17-2013, 01:56 PMaway - #2
luker1920 48 heat pts48

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kobe has just added this to his excuse book for future use
 04-17-2013, 01:57 PMaway - #3
OC123 26 heat pts26

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Originally Posted by luker1920
kobe has just added this to his excuse book for future use
 04-17-2013, 01:58 PMaway - #4
D1nOnlyMrM@ 30 heat pts30

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ive heard of this happening before and utah would be the most likely place for this to go down. i believe it yo
 04-17-2013, 01:58 PMonline - #5
BlackBreesus 40 heat pts40

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Welp the food poison game it is.


In fact I wore my poison 12's today

 04-17-2013, 01:59 PMaway - #6
N.O.4Life 3 heat pts

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 04-17-2013, 02:02 PMaway - #7
R0CAF3LLA_pimp 1 heat pts

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this is old. they call it the flu game because it was known he had the stomach FLU from food poisoning from something he ate the night before the game...flu game sounded better than food poison game.
 04-17-2013, 02:10 PMaway - #8
PG-13 126 heat pts126

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Cramp game > Flu game
 04-17-2013, 02:14 PMaway - #9
Michael 1987 609 heat pts609

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Originally Posted by PG-13
Cramp game > Flu game
Nah...
 04-17-2013, 02:18 PMaway - #10
SmoothTay 21 heat pts21

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Hangover
 04-17-2013, 02:32 PMaway - #11
bkid 89 heat pts89

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stomach flu from food poisoning

niccas say hangover... but he was in !!ing Salt Lake City, they would take photos if the only nicca in the bar happened to be Michael Jordan
 04-17-2013, 02:32 PMonline - #12
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torn achillies game > flu game
 04-17-2013, 02:56 PMaway - #13
pierredaire 

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Alcohol poisoned ..
 04-17-2013, 02:59 PMaway - #14
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 04-17-2013, 03:00 PMaway - #15
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*waitsforseajaiyesresponse*
 04-17-2013, 03:17 PMaway - #16
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Originally Posted by CosbySweater
*waitsforseajaiyesresponse*

 04-17-2013, 03:20 PMonline - #17
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Originally Posted by SmoothTay
Hangover
That's what I always heard...
 04-17-2013, 03:20 PMaway - #18
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Kobe was poisoned vs the queens in the playoffs during their championship run
 04-17-2013, 03:21 PMaway - #19
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Originally Posted by pierredaire
Alcohol poisoned ..


Lol...
 04-17-2013, 03:22 PMaway - #20
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what hangovers yall get where ur temperature is 103
 
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