Michael Jordan’s “Flu Game” Air Jordan 12’s


Flu-like symptoms struck down Michael Jordan during game 5 of the 1997 NBA finals, in what would eventually become known as “flu-game.” Whilst Jordan was visibly fatigued throughout, he went on to score 38 points and win the game for the Chicago Bulls. The pair of sneakers worn by Jordan during this epic sporting feat were sold by former ball boy Preston Truman via an online auction for $104,765 back in 2013, along with the accompanying game-worn socks. The black and red “Flu Game” colorway has also been treated to a number of retro releases of the Jordan 12, including in 2016, 2009 and 2003. Some Jordan fans prefer the version of the story where Jordan was not sick – instead, they believe he spent the previous night at a casino and was hungover the next day, though this remains just a rumor.