I remember it like it was yesterday.
A 12-year-old me sat on the floor of my parents’ bedroom, eyes fixed on the television screen.
Chicago Bulls Guard Michael Jordan was gravely ill, but somehow managed to suit up for the NBA team’s game against the Utah Jazz. My mom and dad were screaming at our 18 inch TV screen. Exclamations, sometimes accompanied by foul language, filled the room.
Admiration was present and for good reason. Despite having a temperature that measured well beyond the normal limit, Michael Jordan managed to give us an impressive 38 points, 7 rebounds and 3 steals…all while battling debilitating flu symptoms. O and the Bulls won too.
The game was the stuff of legends. And 18 years later, it still holds weight.